This week two great victories were announced for San Francisco Youth. The Board of Supervisors voted to pass $2.2 million dollar supplemental for credit recovery for SFUSD students who are at risk of not graduating this year. From our friends at Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth:
The supplemental funding will be spent on some of the following credit recovery opportunities: afterschool programs at eight high schools; evening school at three centralized sites; additional counseling services; oversight and reporting; and community-based satellite centers and targeted support. This is a huge victory and a big step toward ensuring that all of our SFUSD students are on track to graduating and accomplishing their goals!
In addition, this week the Metropolitan Transportation Agency voted to spend the additional funds needed to pilot the Free Muni for low-income San Francisco youth. YouthWorks has been reporting on the efforts of Free Muni for youth advocates. Check out a previous blog here. For more information check out the article from the San Francisco Chronicle by clicking here.