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Our mission is to ensure that families with children are a prominent and valued segment of San Francisco’s social fabric by supporting programs and activities in every San Francisco neighborhood.
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Children's Council Releases Annual After School Guide

Children's Council's annual guide lists after school programs and other resources in every San Francisco neighborhood. Great place to look if you are trying to find a program for yourself or your kids!

Save the Date: Beacon Initiative 20th Anniversary Celebration!

Join us in bringing Beacons to life on Civic Center Plaza to celebrate 20 years of Beacons in San Francisco. Featuring youth performances, learning stations, activity demonstrations, fitness classes, and more!

Looking for an Afterschool Program?

Head to to find the right afterschool program for you or your child!

Community News

SF YouthWorks Accepting Applications for School Year Session

San Francisco YouthWorks is a unique high school internship program that teaches young people crucial job skills while sparking their interest in public service careers. Within the program, 11th and 12th-grade students work in paid internships with San Francisco city employees. Applications are due on September 12 at 5pm!

Cal Academy of Sciences Recruiting Youth for Digital Learning TechTeens Program!

9th to 12th graders: work with technology & science professionals, KQED, and other teens to communicate science to the public using digital media!

BAVC is Recruiting for Youth Ages 14-17 for the Digitial Pathways Afterschool Media Arts Training Program!

Fantastic afterschool program for young people interested in learning video production, audio engineering, and coding. Program features technical training, college-readiness counseling, soft skills development, and much more!

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