Connect your youth with great opportunities to support their needs.
There is a constant flow of incoming opportunities available to foster youth covering internships, employment, academic and extracurricular programs, training, and leadership preparation. Please check here frequently to see what new activities, job postings, and supportive programs are available for your youth.
GENERAL ACTIVITY GUIDES
Looking for some activity ideas and inspiration? Please check out the following resources from our community partners:
A detailed overview of activity ideas from our neighbor, CASA of Silicon Valley: CASA Activity Ideas
These city-specific resource lists created by our friends at the Youth Opportunity Scholarship Program: Resource Lists by City
This searchable database of affordable Bay Area activities from InPlay: Affordable Summer and After School Activities
Presidio YMCA Teams Up with SFCASA for Rec Swim, Swim Lessons and More!
SFCASA is excited to announce a new partnership with the Presidio YMCA to offer free access to weekend recreational open swim for SFCASA client youth accompanied by their advocates, discounted rates for teen and child drop-in swim lessons (SFCASA will cover the cost of the lessons— simply coordinate with your Case Supervisor) as well as other opportunities such as the Girls’ Bike Club and much more! Please view this document for instructions on how advocates may access these opportunities for their youth. Please complete the liability form available here (English, Spanish, Mandarin).
San Francisco Conservatory of Music- Ongoing (mostly) free recitals and concerts; please view the calendar linked to find out more information about individual events
Free City College Program at CCSF
This is a 2-year pilot program for the Fall and Spring terms only and available for San Francisco residents. Click here for more information.
Free Tutoring with Imani Center for Education & Wellness
In partnership with Family Literacy Center and Operation Reachback, Imani Center for Education & Wellness is offering free tutoring to youth and adults in reading, math, and computer literacy. The Center will match the learner with a caring volunteer who employs a methodology tailored to fit individual learning needs. Click here to view their flyer and for more information.
San Francisco Conservation Corps & John Muir Charter School
John Muir Charter School gives young people ages 16 to 25 the opportunity to earn a high school diploma while working with SF Conservation Corps doing exciting and valuable work for the community. View their flyer for more information. If you want to learn about programs outside of San Francisco similar to John Muir, contact SFCASA's Educational Advocacy Coordinator.
AcroSports - Special Needs Open Gym
AcroSports offers a fun filled week of jumping, bouncing, and clowning around while promoting physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. Experienced in Circus Arts gives kids a chance to build strength, flexibility, and mind body awareness while also offering the understanding that skills are earned and success comes through an application effort. They will begin to host open sessions every Saturday for youth with special needs starting at $15 per session. Click here to visit their website.
Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors
Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors seeks to make all aspects of sailing accessible. Membership is open to people with disabilities and their families, friends, caregivers and assistants. Membership dues are $50/year for individuals or $100 for families, and cover all the sailing you can stand. Click here to view their website.
Mobile Rec Program
Brought to you by the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department, the primary goal is to introduce youth to recreational activities that are fun, challenging, and encourage them to "Get out and Play" now and during their entire lives. Activities include the mobile rock-climbing wall, skateboarding/BMX on Fresh Park equipment (ramps, rails and manual pads), disc golf, and sea kayaking. Click here for more information.
Request a birthday or graduation dessert for your youth!
SFCASA is partnering with Cake4Kids, a volunteer-based nonprofit that provides baked goods for birthday and graduation events to foster children and at-risk youth who do not get the opportunity to celebrate their special day with baked goods. If you are interested in requesting a cake, brownies, or cookies for your youth, please contact your case supervisor to discuss how to submit a request. Please note that Cake4Kids requires that requests be submitted at least two weeks before the dessert is needed.
The Butterfly Joint
A woodworking and design studio for children ages 18 months and up with several different classes and camps. Students learn traditional joinery techniques--the use of dovetails, box joints and loose tenons in place of screws and nails. The goal is for students to create and walk away with an heirloom. SFCASA has been offered a discount for our CASA youths. Please contact your Case Supervisor if your youth is interested. Visit their website here.
San Francisco Choral Society
The SF Choral Society offers complimentary tickets to their concerts to students in junior and senior high school so that they may see the Choral Arts in action and be introduced to a concert experience. Adults are welcome to accompany their CASA youth, but only the Tickets for Kids are free. Click here to choose a performance and then contact the City Box Office or call them at (415) 392-4400 to request tickets. CASA youth will be seated next to the "paying" adult, or if no adult is present, the tickets will be available at will call the night of the show.
Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) San Francisco
Kids Enjoy Exercise Now San Francisco is a national nonprofit, volunteer-led organization that provides free one-to-one recreational opportunities for children and young adults with developmental delays and physical disabilities. Click here for more information.
San Francisco Youth Jobs+
SF Youth Jobs+ is a city-wide program to help young adults (ages 16-24) find employment. This initiative is a partnership between the City of San Francisco and various businesses and nonprofits. SF Youth Jobs+ offers a Summer Internship Program and partners with organizations like Starbucks, Ghirardelli, Levi's, etc. who hosts hiring events throughout San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. Please check out their website for more information.