High School

CYC programs are central to the lives of San Francisco teenagers and their families. More than 1 in 5 students in the San Francisco Unified School District participate in our programs, which for high-school aged students include the full range of our offerings delivered citywide and through specific schools, neighborhoods, and community partners.

Health & Wellness

This program addresses mental health stigma, limited access to linguistically and culturally appropriate services, and co-factors surrounding AAPI youth and LGBTQIA+ youth mental health issues such as violence and substance abuse.

Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSTD) and Intensive Supervision and Clinical Services (ISCS) are community-based supervision and case management services for individual and family therapy. Both programs seek to motivate success and promote healthy lifestyles.

This program partners with multiple agencies citywide that work together to promote a substance abuse program. The program teaches youth about leading a healthy lifestyle, making sound choices, and avoiding the pitfalls and dangers of drug, alcohol, and nicotine abuse.

This program provides at-risk youth ages 10-21 and their families with resources and mentorship to overcome barriers and ensure success in life.

Community Assessment Referral Center (CARC) is a shared space for community-based organizations that collaboratively work with arrested youth in the juvenile hall system to provide them with case management, support, opportunity, and hope.

This program works to reconnect at-risk AAPI youth with caring adults and peers by providing financial, social, and recreational resources, building individual strengths, and promoting the importance of youth and family communication.

After School and Summer Programs

The CYC After School Program at Balboa and San Francisco International High Schools offers free programming for students in a safe learning environment that nurtures and caters to their creativity and interests. The program works in partnership and collaboration with the school administration, faculty, and other services providers to ensure the diverse needs of the students in today’s environment are met.

CYC offers fun and activity-filled Summer Programs for elementary, middle, and high school -aged youth.


The CYC Computer Clubhouse provides a safe, out-of-school learning environment for youth to explore their creativity using technology. The Computer Clubhouse has the latest hardware and software for youth to acquire technological skills for personal, academic, and professional development.

Dragon Boat is focused on improving youth’s health and fitness and developing the discipline, skills, teamwork, and strategies needed for dragon boat racing. It is also the only community-based high school dragon boat team in the city. The team competes nationally and internationally.

Table Tennis is an after school program at middle and high schools led by an on-site coach who engages youth in fitness and health while teaching them about leadership, perseverance, teamwork, and sportsmanship. The program includes weekly competitions as well as organized tournaments.

Newcomer Club provides support to youths who are adapting to a new life in the United States as immigrants and as Americans. This program equips youth with the life skills and knowledge to adapt academically and socially with their peers going through the same journey.

TOPS provides a vital set of wraparound services that connect newly immigrated and monolingual, high-risk AAPI Transitional Aged Youth (age 17-24) with caring adults and peers to help them successfully transition into adulthood.

This program provides AAPI high school sophomores and juniors with academic, life, and college application skill-building and mentorship.

This program offers a wide array of curricula that inspire youth to be innovators, educators, and leaders of the future. Subjects include 3D print design, screenprinting, coding, robotics, and engineering.

Young Asian Women Against Violence (YAWAV) is a 9-month program where youth learn about the root causes and impact of violence, and cultivate their leadership skills and voice.

The CYC Teen Arts program aims to increase access to artistic and creative programming during out-of-school times for high school aged youth at Balboa and SF International High Schools.

Workforce Development

Construction On Ramp, in partnership with CityBuild and other local nonprofits, offers a free job readiness training program for youth in San Francisco aged 17-21 who are interested in learning more about an exciting career in the construction industry doing trade work or administration.

In close collaboration with SF International High School’s faculty team, this program is designed to prepare students with the skills and competencies needed for future success in the workforce.

Job Readiness for English Language Learners (JRELL) is a workforce development program that provides training and workplace experience to youth aged 14-18 who are primarily immigrant English Language Learners to ensure they are ready and prepared to succeed in school, work, and life.

MYEEP (Mayor’s Youth Employment and Education Program) is a workforce development program that brings together multiple neighborhood-based agencies to provide valuable, subsidized work experience to San Francisco youth of high school age who face significant barriers to employment.

Young Adult Worklink (YAWL) is a workforce development program that provides paid skill-building workshops, career counseling, internship experiences, and direct job search services to young adults ages 16-24 to support their economic stability, self-sufficiency, and general well-being.

Civic Engagement

The AAPI Youth Leadership Council provides weekly workshops that encourage leadership development, social awareness, and civic engagement among AAPI youth.

With connection to the city Youth Commissioner, this program encourages connection to and understanding of city government by engaging District 7 youth leaders to propose legislation and policy affecting their district.

This program provides skill development and leadership opportunities for youth in the Bayview committed to cultural vibrancy, youth inclusion, and racial harmony.

The Youth Justice Collective prepares high school -aged youth to become leaders of positive social change.

Community Outreach

Bayview Service Connection and Multicultural Engagement (BSCME) promotes racial harmony amongst the African American, AAPI, and Latinx communities living in the Bayview through outreach, cultural events, assistance with connection to services and resources, and community-based events.

This program teaches and informs the public about the importance of disaster preparedness by providing free seismic, fire, and emergency outreach and education to youth, seniors, residents, businesses, merchants, and community-based organizations.

Youth for Community Engagement (YCE) promotes self-development, communication skills, and a positive attitude to help immigrant youth and elderly adapt to a new country. Youth learn the value of what it means to give back and build a community through volunteerism.