Youth Programs

Urban Services YMCA’s Youth Department recognizes and reaffirms individual strengths and is committed to helping young people access opportunities to develop holistically. We believe, by building self-efficacy, youth become strong collaborative creators who contribute to the enrichment of their communities.

We have been delivering afterschool programs since 1996 and SFUSD ExCEL funded programs since 1999. We deliver school year and summer programs that are rooted in youth development principles and practices. We are dedicated to a holistic, wrap-around approach to working with students to ensure their academic and emotional success.

Starr King After School Program


Who We Are

Here at Starr King Elementary, we are committed to making sure every student in our program fully embodies what it means to be a "Rising Starr".  We aren't just "The ASP".  In our inclusive program, our students rise to the challenge academically, physically and socially - every afternoon!  Some push themselves to try new things independently by enrolling in our Swimming enrichment, while others get over their fears of performance by learning how to play the cello or violin in our music enrichment.  No matter the activity, we strive that our students be fearless in their endeavors to define for themselves what it means to be a "Rising Starr".


Starr King Events

  • Dec. 12: Winter Showcase
  • Jan. 22: Literacy Night
  • Feb. 28: AA Heritage
  • March TBD: Enrichment Night (potentially March 25)
  • April 16: STEAM Night
  • May TBD: Showcase


Rising Starrs' Wish List:

  • Extra bottoms, children sizes (especially 4T, 5T, and XS)
  • Recyclables 
  • Healthy snacks & water bottles
  • Arts & crafts supplies

Daniel Webster Before School Program

Daniel Webster Elementary School provides convenient, high-quality morning care Monday through Friday from 7:30am - 8:30am for K through 5th graders.

Creation Station After School Program

Who We Are

Creation Station is a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) focused afterschool program dedicated to providing District 10 middle school youth with a dynamic and unique curriculum designed to develop their unique passions, and help them develop lifelong skills and interests. Program participants engage, educate, and empower their community to learn creatively, express emotions and experiences, and explore ideas and projects across various subjects.

What We Offer

  • Best Foot Forward: Youth will design lab coats and safety goggle
  • Neighborwood: Youth will create a project that functions as something they or their families can use or something that benefits a community
  • Incredible Innovators: Youth will use a 3D printer to innovate something that benefits a community
  • Clash of Code: Youth will be learning coding basics, listening to guest speakers in the tech industry, and creating their own games, projects, and/or programs.
  • Early Entrepreneurs: Youth will be creating their own products, services, or small businesses to develop life, business, and entrepreneurship skills.

Program Schedule

Monday - Friday
4pm - 7pm
150 Hooper St Unit 400, San Francisco, CA 94107

Field Trip Schedule

Every Tuesday and Wednesday for the following dates:
January 14 - February 19 and March 3 - April 15
Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Showcase Schedule

All showcases are held at Humanmade, 150 Hooper St Unit 400, San Francisco, CA 94107

  • Friday January 31, 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm 
  • Friday February 28, 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Friday March 27, 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Friday May 1, 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Friday May 29, 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm


About Our Partners

Humanmade, an organization Creation Station has partnered with, provides youth with unique access to design, industry, and workshop facilities. They are an adult maker space dedicated to helping local populations with skill training, both for personal and creative use, as well as to enter the design industry workforce with short term job training programs.

SF Arts Education, an organization Creation Station has partnered with, providing more than 300,000 public school youth with visual and performing art education and programming. They share our vision of giving youth the tools to express themselves and become empowered adults with the creative skills to articulate their individual voices.

How To Apply

Every student enrolled in our program will need their guardian to create a YMCA account. Please create an account to have a completed application:

1)  Go to 
2)  Click on the 'Create New Account' link found within the top-right icon that resembles a gear 
*or log on if you have an existing profile (you most likely have an existing profile if you have a YMCA membership to any of our facilities... and go to step 6 
3)  Select 'Urban Services' as Branch 
4)  Select 'Non-Member' (i.e. with no fees) 
5)  Enter Information for the Primary Account Holder (Adult) 
6)  Click on 'Save and Add Child Member' 
7)  Select 'Save and Proceed' 
8)  Create Password 
9)  Click on "Add Payment Method" 
10)  Enter Information for Payment Method 
11)  Select Save 
12)  Email the program site coordinator once the account is created, so that they can process payment for enrollment into the After School Program. 


Sol Granados

Sol is passionate about providing support and resources to underserved communities with a variety of ethnic, socio-economic, religious and generational backgrounds by providing literacy and academic development.

Patrick Miller

A passionate, transformational, developer of community leaders dedicated to equipping young people with the fundamental knowledge to identify and pursue their passion and purpose. At the Y, Patrick is excited about creatively developing and implementing comprehensive programs for youth and young adults, contributing to their professional and personal success. His focus is to foster high collaboration, healthy relationships, and community building.