What We Do

We are a YMCA licensed youth development program serving students at Chinese Immersion School at De Avila. At the Y, we believe that values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. Our programs implement five key youth development practices: promote a sense of safety, encourage relationship building, foster meaningful youth participation, provide opportunities for community involvement, and create challenges and engage learning experiences that help youth build skills.

Our staff is highly trained to carry through these five key principles in our programs, offering a rich environment so children can explore and develop their interests and talents. We invest in the health and well-being of each child by providing healthy snacks and promoting physical activity. We support HEPA standards (Healthy Eating Physical Activity) by offering enrichment experiences for youth to gain knowledge/understanding of healthy food choices, so they experience a healthy mind and body.

*Program is in session every school day of the SFUSD academic calendar. Y Camps are available during school breaks.

Program Includes

  • Daily snack
  • Daily academic (homework help), enrichment and recreation activities
  • Learning objectives: 21st Century Skills - critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity
  • Curbside pick-up option
  • Parent Advisory Committee


2019-20 Chinese Immersion School at De Avila Registration Packet

2019-20 Chinese Immersion School at De Avila Registration Packet (Chinese)

2019-20 Family Manual



1250 Waller Street
San Francisco, CA 94117


Before School: 7:00-8:40am

After School: 2:40-6:00pm



Misa Nguyen

Chinese Immersion School Program Director


Misa has dedicated her professional career to youth development. She is constantly inspired and renewed by the youth she serves.