Our Personal Empowerment Program focuses on supporting the holistic development of our youth by supporting and funding their unique needs.

Extra-curricular activities and summer camp

In the past, CYN has provided funding for activities such as:
  • Summer Camp

  • Yoga and athletic gym memberships

  • Sports leagues such as soccer, football, basketball and softball

  • Dance, cheer and gymnastics programs

  • Bicycling, skateboarding, and rollerblading

  • Art, theatre, and writing classes

  • Music and instrument lessons

  • School- related activities like clubs and trips

Emergency Needs

We help fund medical, dental and vision care assistance that address needs not covered by other sources. This includes eyeglasses, hearing aids, and nutrition programs.

City Youth Now also offers emergency clothing for youth when they are removed from their homes and taken into the Child Protection Center; moved into a new home placement; or are being released from juvenile detention with no personal or family resources to purchase new clothes.

Project K.E.E.P. (Kids’ Emergency Essential Packs) is a service for children who are removed from their homes by Child Protective Services due to abuse and neglect. Each child is given a backpack of emergency essentials for personal care and to provide comfort to them during this crisis period

Independent Living

City Youth Now can assist with apartment deposits, independent living supplies, dorm room supplies, and other such necessities for youth who are beginning the transition to living on their own.

Anne Dito Holiday Gift Program

The Anne Dito Holiday Gift Program is City Youth Now’s oldest program. Since 1950, this program has provided thousands of holiday gifts to children in the San Francisco Juvenile Justice and Foster Care Systems. More times than not, the holiday gift provided by CYN is the only gift the child receives over the holiday season.

Research has demonstrated the immense value that extracurricular and recreational activities provide for all youth, but particularly youth who may have experienced trauma and social emotional challenges. Often, these activities are financially out of reach for Foster and Probation youth.

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