This year SF YouthWorks launched its first annual college scholarship competition for high school seniors. In the beginning of the school year session interns attended a money management workshop, and many created saving goals around attending college. YouthWorks staff decided to support the intern’s college savings goals by creating a college scholarship competition.
YouthWorks embarked on a new fundraising effort [...]
On May 1st, people around the world will come together at rallies and demonstrations in the name of worker’s rights. Also known as International Worker’s Day, May 1st is a national holiday in more than 80 countries. Workers and their allies have been mobilizing to take collective action on this day in the US for [...]
The mentors who volunteer their time time to work with SF YouthWorks interns are an incredible group. Each month YouthWorks recognizes one outstanding mentor for their commitment to YouthWorks. This month we are highlighting mentor Carmen Mohr from the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. Thank you Carmen for the great work you do as a YouthWorks [...]
This Saturday come out to support SF YouthWorks at the Cherry Blossom Festival. We’ve teamed up with our sister organization MYEEP and will be serving up delicious lumpia and deep fried oreos. All proceeds will go toward the first ever YouthWorks Scholarship Competition. Stop by our booth and say hi while supporting YouthWorks.
Over spring break YouthWorks interns filed into the Koret Auditorium at the Main Library to hear from the Department Research Project Competition Finalist. The 11 finalist were selected by their peers based on the information, creativity and quality of their presentations. At the Department Research Project Final Competition the 11 finalist presented their projects to [...]
During the month of February and March, each Youth Leadership Team (YLT) member inputted much effort into creating a workshop for the Mentors based on the themes of relationship building and exposure to the work site department. All of the YLT members worked together and individually to build the whole workshop, [...]
What does it mean to advocate for youth to city officials? The Youth Leadership Team (YLT) learned exactly what that means along with many other Youth Leaders and advocates. Wednesday, March 20th, marked the 4th Annual Youth Advocacy Day in San Francisco, which engaged hundreds of youth from local high schools and programs. The day [...]
On Tuesday, March 12th, SF YouthWorks hosted a workshop on women’s sexual and reproductive health facilitated by Planned Parenthood. The workshop began without a set agenda. Interns were encouraged to bring up topics that they were interested in, ranging from learning more about female anatomy to how to prevent STI transmission. By creating such an [...]
“What do you think of when I say economic justice?” members of Mission SF’s youth program, New Era, asked our interns at a recent workshop. At first, they weren’t sure what to think. However, by the end of the hour and a half workshop, interns had quite a bit to say on the topic.
The group led [...]
It’s hiring time! The YouthWorks summer session application is now available. We are planning to hire up to 250 high school youth to work as summer interns in city government offices, libraries and recreation facilities. YouthWorks interns will work up to twenty hours per week, and will be paid $10.55 per hour.
If you are entering [...]