City Youth Now provides programs and services that promote stability, personal growth, and long-term success for youth in the San Francisco Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Systems.

City Youth Now provides programs and services that promote stability, personal growth, and long-term success for youth in the San Francisco Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Systems.


The #EmpowerYouthNow campaign highlights the fullness of our youth. We are all more than our mistakes, our pasts, and the families and neighborhoods we come from. To give more visibility to the real stories and identities of who we serve, we visited youth housed in the Juvenile Justice Center in San Francisco and asked them to share who they are and who they are not. The goal of this project was to allow a space for youth to challenge misconceptions about who they are perceived to be.

At City Youth Now, we believe our youth are more than what meets the eye and are committed to empowering them to create their own identities. Through our services and programs, we envision a world where circumstance does not dictate destiny. Potential does not act alone – it must be met with resources and opportunities in order to flourish. 

Your contribution this holiday season provides opportunities for our youth to succeed and thrive


Our Programs

Youth Partnering for Education & Employment

Our educational support and vocational training services create a continuum of activities and resources that prepare youth for gainful employment.

Social Services & Critical Needs

We offer a wide range of immediate and emergency resources and services to assist youth in situations where ongoing support is still pending or not available.

Personal Development & Health

We provide youth with opportunities to build life skills, develop healthier coping mechanisms, address health issues, and participate in recreational and artistic activities.


We envision a society where all youth have the resources and support systems to achieve their goals and become healthy, contributing members of society.