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SFCASA is proud to support and work with organizations who provide employment, academic, and extracurricular opportunities for foster youth in San Francisco. 

There is a constant flow of incoming opportunities available to foster youth covering internships, employment, academic and extracurricular programs, training, and leadership preparation. The opportunities included below have upcoming deadlines or are time-sensitive. Please check here frequently to see what new activities, job postings, and supportive programs are available for your youth each month. 

These opportunities are first-come, first-served, and are mostly handled by organizations outside of SFCASA. 

SFCASA Youth + Advocate Kayaking Day Trip

What: Kayaking in Sausalito!

Participants will learn the basics of kayaking and experience the Bay firsthand by paddling its shoreline and stopping on one of its many beaches. This trip is great for novice to advanced paddlers of varying abilities and backgrounds.

When: Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 9:00AM-4:00PM (picnic lunch included)

Where: The trip will begin and end at Schoonmaker Point Marina in Sausalito. Transportation from a centralized meeting point in San Francisco will be arranged, as needed.

Who: CASA youth ages 12+ and you, their CASA!

If you think you might be interested in participating in this activity with your CASA youth, please check in with them to make sure they are interested, float the idea by their caregivers as appropriate, and ensure that both you and your youth are free on Saturday, July 28th. When ready, RSVP here!


Family Access Day at the Asian Art Museum

When: Sunday, July 15, 2018, 10am-1pm

The Asian Art Museum and Support for Families of Children with Disabilities have partnered together for a day full of dancing and fun. Dancers from the Urban Jazz Dance Company (UJDC) will lead energetic, fun-filled dance, movement, and storytelling workshops for families. In a safe space for artistic expression, you will learn to jump, roll and turn as well as how to communicate using your body and nonverbal language. Workshops are open to everyone, and no prior dance experience is necessary. Check out the event flyer here!




Free Piano Lessons

When: September - May
SFCASA is partnering with Melissa Smith, a piano teacher in the San Mateo area, to offer free piano lessons to foster youth between the ages of 6-18. Potential students can travel to Melissa's studio in Redwood City, or Melissa can travel to the student for the lessons. Length of lessons vary based on youth needs and each lesson can take anywhere from 20-40 minutes based on youth skills. Please note that if Melissa travels to a youth, the youth will need to have access to a piano or keyboard on-site. Email Ayame if your youth is interested. You may click here for more information.