Help your youth have the best summer ever with these exciting program opportunities!
OCOF Summer Activity guide
The Our Children, Our Families (OCOF) Summer Activity Guide is a joint initiative of the City & County of San Francisco and the San Francisco United School District. The OCOF was created when San Francisco voters passed "Proposition C" in November 2014 with the aim of improving outcomes for children, youth and families in San Francisco.
Visit the OCOF Summer Activity Guide here. Prices and dates vary depending on activity. Some activities offer scholarships to eligible individuals and families. Please read through each activity carefully for more information.
SOAR helps youth in foster care move through adolescence and into their adult lives with confidence and independence, thanks to a partnership with the University of California, Berkeley, Bay Area Child Support Services, and several other organizations. SOAR teaches, coaches, and counsels youths in grades 6-12 over three summers as part of a residential, pre-college program. Youth will grow in the areas of academics, life skills, leadership, emotional intelligence, and career development.
The deadline for applying is April 14, 2017. If your youth is a good fit for this program, please consult with your Case Supervisor so we can work on submitting an application. View the application here.
2017 Guardian scholars summer academy
This program is designed to prepare foster youth students for a smooth transition from high school to college. With enthusiasm and a six-week commitment, high school juniors and seniors and entering college freshman can gain valuable tools for success. High School students will receive high school and college credit. Click here for more information.
Applications are due on April 11, 2017. Click here to access the application.
We’ve also gathered a list of summer camps available within the Bay Area. These may be useful resources for youth to partake in and help their summer experience. We are continually adding to this list as we learn of more summer camp opportunities. If you know of another great opportunity that is not listed on here, please share them with SFCASA by emailing [email protected]. We also encourage you to research summer camps at different museums, CASA can possibly help with funding.