The YMCA of San Francisco is here to build community, experience and joy with our youth. As a part of our mission in Youth Development we provide programs for health and wellness, outdoor education, academic support and workforce development programs throughout our 3 counties to youth from early education through transitional age youth. We encourage building the strength of the communities we serve by supporting the youth within them.
We offer more than inviting youth and families to join us, but to dream big for our future.
We’ve served over 2,000 families in social service programs this year.
Alternative Education Supports
Our programs encourage and increase high school completion and connections to post-secondary pathways. Some programs students are enrolled through third party systems such as a school or as part of their probation.
Our programs prepare young people for success and self-sufficiency by creating career education plans and objectives integrated into our workshops and paid internships.
Our program is committed to inspiring future leaders through youth advocacy and teen programs which prepare them to leverage their talents to improve the communities they live in and give voice to youth ideas.
We offer a variety of academic support and enrichment programs that promote lifelong and learning and community engagement. Our programs provide high quality professional care and hands-on activities infants to teenagers.
Enrichments Outdoor Nature
Our outdoor education programs are designed to inspire and empower young nature enthusiast and conservationists. Our programs develop leadership skills and wildlife education where the youth learn how to tackle environmental issues and support the communities they are around.
Community Health Ambassador Program
CHAMP's mission is to promote resident-driven health initiatives, support resident empowerment and leadership, and link residents with connections to outside networks, resources and information.
Reach and Rise
The program is a national, therapeutic mentoring program that matches adult volunteer mentors (ages 23+) with young people. Together, mentors and mentees share diverse experiences, develop a stronger sense of belonging within their communities, and create lasting memories!
Truancy Assessment and Resource Center
Truancy Assessment and Resource Center (TARC) is a one-stop resource center for truancy intervention services and supports for middle and high school students who attend the SFUSD.
Youth Empowerment Fund
The program funds youth ideas, proposals, and more by awarding them grants. YEF amplify youth voices, strengthen communities, activate youth-led change & support youth leadership.
Youth Mental Health Services
The program serves youth and families who are either Medi-Cal eligible, have experienced trauma or have had or are at risk of having involvement with the juvenile justice system. Services are provided at schools and other various locations citywide.