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Free Community Programs for Youth
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.
The Mayor’s Youth Employment and Education Program (MYEEP) is job readiness training, youth development and educational activities.
Job Corps - Treasure Island
Students receive the skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce - at no cost to them.
Youth Community Developers
YCD provides job readiness training programs and support services to facilitate educational advancement and job placement.
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
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
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
Offers flexible pathways for young people to increase their storytelling, social justice and media arts skills.
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.
Career and vocational training for low-income young adults in a single year.
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
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
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
Vocational training and employment opportunities for youth.
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.