TOPS targets high-risk Asian and Pacific Islander Transitional Aged Youth (age 16-24). Many of these youth are monolingual and newly immigrated, with a long history of truancy, gang affiliation, and potentially low-level criminal activity. TOPS connects these young adults with caring adults and peers, providing meaningful social, educational, employment, and financial opportunities, building individual strengths, making cultural awareness a priority, and encouraging life skills to ensure a productive future.
The program is split into two different cohorts. One being high school students and the other cohort being transitional age youth that are English language learners (ELL) and City College students. The program provides each participant with a personalized care plan, continuous services (mental health services, education, training, counseling, and recreation), and intense supervision to help them successfully transition into adulthood. CYC conducts qualitative and quantitative assessments to measure the results of these interventions.
- API low income youth ages between 16-24
- Completed 200 HS credits by June after senior year in high school or GED
- English-language learner (ELL) enrolled in City College of San Francisco (CCSF)
- First generation immigrant living in the US less than 6 yrs
For more information, please contact 415-775-2636 or [email protected]