For several years, City Youth Now has sponsored author visits to the individual units and library at the San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center.
In 2007, we took our mission statement one step further to sponsor numerous special programs for the incarcerated youth. The programs sponsored by City Youth Now at the San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center promote dignity, expose the youth to new opportunities and worlds they have never known, and provide a bright spot in their days.
Our ongoing programs and partnerships include:
- The Art of Yoga Project
- The Beat Within
- Bread and Roses
- If These Walls Could Talk
- SAG's BookPals
- The San Francisco Zoo Mobile
- Yoga on the Boy Units, The Zen Center
Additional programs City Youth Now has sponsored include:
- San Francisco Opera Guild
- Insect Discovery Lab
- Musicians, artists, performers, and thespians
- The Cast of the Color Purple
- Abada Capoeira
- BATS Improvisation Workshops
- Sarah Dash
- Robin Williams
- Julliard Dance Troupe
- Science Week: Spaghetti Bridges, City Youth Now Staff
The visits focus on educational enrichment and positive personal development, encouraging the youth to step outside their comfort zones to explore new things!
If you have a program idea or are interested in leading a program for the youth detained at the Juvenile Justice Center, please contact us at email@example.com or 415-753-7576.