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Free Community Programs for Youth

  • Office of Economic and Workforce Development Office of Economic and Workforce Development
    Provides young people (ages 17-24) with a comprehensive and coordinated system of care, which provides a continuum of services to ensure that young adults are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to prepare for successful employment, academic, and life choices.
  • MYEEP MYEEP
    The Mayor’s Youth Employment and Education Program (MYEEP) is job readiness training, youth development and educational activities.
  • Job Corps - Treasure Island Job Corps - Treasure Island
    Students receive the skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce - at no cost to them.
  • Youth Community Developers Youth Community Developers
    YCD provides job readiness training programs and support services to facilitate educational advancement and job placement.
  • Lyric - LGBTQQ Youth Lyric - LGBTQQ Youth
    LYRIC’s mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career training, health promotion and leadership development.
  • Larkin Street Youth Services - Employment Larkin Street Youth Services - Employment
    For LGBT youth. Larkin Street’s comprehensive education and employment service, Hire Up, provides young people with the opportunities, resources and guidance they need to succeed.
  • San Francisco YouthWorks San Francisco YouthWorks
    A high school internship program that teaches young people crucial job skills while sparking their interest in public service careers. Within the program, 11th and 12th-grade students work in paid internships with SF city employees.
  • Bay Area Video Coalition - Next Gen Bay Area Video Coalition - Next Gen
    Offers flexible pathways for young people to increase their storytelling, social justice and media arts skills.
  • Girls who code - Summer programs Girls who code - Summer programs
    Computer science education pairs seven weeks of intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with career-focused mentorship and exposure led by the industry's top female entrepreneurs and engineers.
  • yearup.org yearup.org
    Career and vocational training for low-income young adults in a single year.
  • San Francisco Conservation Corps San Francisco Conservation Corps
    Offers young adults aged 18-26 job training, education programs and experience working in teams on landscaping, recycling, playground renovation and community education projects that enhance the environment of SF.
  • SF Rec & Park Youth Employment Programs SF Rec & Park Youth Employment Programs
    Offers youth a chance to play an important role in the community by improving our city’s green spaces and raising awareness of our natural environment.
  • Children, Youth & their Families - City and County of San Francisco Children, Youth & their Families - City and County of San Francisco
    DCYF, their partners and other agencies in San Francisco provide a wide array of opportunities for youth ages 14-25 to develop new skills, delve into their interests, receive funding for projects and connect with their communities.
  • Arriba Juntos - Youth Arriba Juntos - Youth
    Vocational training and employment opportunities for youth.
  • Jobs Made Real - Discover Your Career Path Jobs Made Real - Discover Your Career Path
    By teens for teens, Jobs Made Real features videos of people describing and engaged in doing their jobs.