|Address:||Youth 1st 801 Shields St. San Francisco, CA 94132|
|Fiscal Sponsor:||San Francisco Study Center|
|Funded By:||San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Families|
Youth 1st was founded in 1999. Youth 1st operates out of Merced Heights Playground, which is located in the heart of San Francisco’s District 11 in the Lakeview neighborhood.
Youth 1st is a comprehensive year-round academic enrichment program, serving at-risk youth and all youth ages 5-15 years old. We operate Monday through Friday and support youth in Math, Science, English, Language Arts, Reading, Arts & Crafts, Sports and Recreation. Youth 1st focuses on skill development and effort. Throughout the year, Youth 1st offers educational fieldtrips for its participants. We also host cultural celebrations for an all-inclusive experience.
During the summer months, Youth 1st proudly employs youth from San Francisco, giving them the opportunity to work in their community and earn scholarships.
Research has shown that students attain the most academic success when their desire to learn is cultivated and fortified by going at their pace, matching the instruction to their style of learning, and incorporating their interests.
Consequently, we strive to achieve the above through our unique approach. We assess the student’s personality, his or her interests, as well as what their academic opportunities for growth are and their strengths. We then map out a customized plan designed to help with areas that need improvement while continuing to cultivate areas where they are already successful.