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".

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.

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 ymcasf.org 
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. 

People 

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. 

sgranados@ymcasf.org

Jessica Kravin

jkravin@ymcasf.org
Program Coordinator

Jessica is a dedicated youth development professional with 10+ years of leading teams of teens and 15+ years of experience with the Y. With YEF, she is excited to be supporting young adults through empowering themselves and their communities. Her focus is on creating a safe, collaborative environment to allow youth to develop skills that will help them be successful as they become adults.