San Francisco


7Tepees
Grades: 6-12
Seven Tepees Youth Program positively impacts the lives of inner-city youth. Students are with us from 6th grade through high school graduation and beyond. Seven Tepees runs two youth programs: The Learning Center, Seven Tepees' original youth program which nurtures students from 6th to 12th grade, and the College and Career program, launched in 2008 to increase the number of first-generation college students.

826 Valencia
Ages: 6-18
826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen when trained tutors work one-on-one with students and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. We offer a range of programs, all free of charge, for students, classrooms, and schools in the Bay Area.

A Better Chance – National *
Grades: 4-9
A Better Chance seeks to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. This is done by facilitating their entry into independent college preparatory schools. Through its network of member schools, A Better Chance is able to leverage an estimated $20+ million per year in financial aid for talented, economically disadvantaged youth of color. More than 96% of A Better Chance's graduates go on to college directly after high school, a majority entering our country's most selective colleges.

Academically Interested Minds (AIM) – Kettering University – National
Grades: 11
AIM (Academically Interested Minds) is a five-week residential pre-college summer program which began in 1984 and has continued to thrive over the years. The program is designed to augment Kettering University's efforts to reach a greater number of multicultural students who have a strong interest in the areas of engineering, math, science and business.

ACE Mentor
Grades: 9-12
Our program is open to students in grades 9-12, who are interested in exploring careers in architecture, construction, engineering and the building trades. Guided by their mentors, students work in teams on projects that involve virtually every phase of the construction process. This gives participants a practical way to discover how industry professionals take a building from initial concept to final structure. It also gives them a "true-to-life" picture of the building industry's many rewarding career opportunities.

ACT-SO – National
Grades: 9-12
The NAACP's Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.

Arab Cultural and Community Center
Ages: 6-18
The Arab Cultural and Community Center (ACCC), founded in 1973, is devoted to promoting Arab art and culture and enriching the lives of the Arab American community. The Arab Cultural and Community Center's Youth Program concentrates on both academic empowerment and cultural enrichment activities. We provide Arab American youth, ages 6-18, with after-school homework assistance; special attention is given to students with limited English language competency. Cultural activities include youth events held at the ACCC, monthly health awareness workshops and after-school cultural clubs at high schools. The ACCC also provides trainings and workshops designed to increase awareness and understanding of the Arab Culture.

Back on Track
Grades: K-12
Back on Track promotes academic achievement for San Francisco’s under-served children. We believe that academic performance is dependent on fostering confidence and stability with our students. Our main goal is to enable students to thrive in school and show a commitment to learning. Back on Track offers: pre-college academic coursework, mentoring, and enrichment activities for students in grades K-12.

Barrio Logan College Institute
Grades: K-12
At BLCI we believe all students should have access to higher education, not limited by culture or status, resulting in a thriving community and a better world. We pursue this vision by providing comprehensive college-prep afterschool programs for local disadvantaged students and their families starting in elementary school and continuing until college graduation.

Bay Area Institute – Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project
Grades: 10-11
The mission of the CLYLP is to enhance and further develop the leadership potential of California’s youth as they prepare to become the future leaders of our state and nation. Since its inception, the CLYLP has held a weeklong, intensive leadership training conference for high school sophomores and juniors from California. There are three main components of the conference: guest lectures about California’s public policy process, meeting with Latino legislators and role playing public policy development. The summer conference and all CLYLP programs seek to have alumni return to their communities with a stronger sense of identity and role in their communities.

Bayview Association for Youth (BAY)
Grades: 6-12
The Bayview Association for Youth (BAY), along with its programs, 100% College Prep Institute (formally known as 100% College Prep Club) and 100% Connect, is a college preparatory organization for middle school, high school, and college youth. Founded in 1999 by volunteers and community organizers BAY has maintained a single vision: supporting youth in San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point and their families in setting and achieving academic, social and artistic goals, by providing a supportive space for college preparedness, guidance counseling and exposure to higher education and rewarding career opportunities.

Berkeley Foundation for Opportunities in Information Technology (BFOIT)
Grades: 6-12
BFOIT, a project of the International Computer Science Institute, supports historically underrepresented ethnic minorities and women in their desire to become leaders in the fields of computer science, engineering and information technology. We have several programs that work in unison to create a support pipeline that identifies, recruits and retains promising new leaders who are women and otherwise underrepresented.

Boys and Girls Clubs – National
All Ages
Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Our Clubs serve millions of boys and girls, with thousands of Clubs at locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Programming are in the areas of: Education & Career Programs; Character & Leadership Programs; Health & Life Skills; The Arts Programs; Sports, Fitness and Recreation; and Specialized Programs.

Breakthrough San Francisco
Grades: 4-9
We provide a six-year, tuition free, year-round, academically rigorous study skills enrichment program that provides a pathway to college for middle and high school students. In the summer, middle school students attend a six-week academic program taught by high school and college students aspiring to be teachers. During the school year, the program continues two Saturdays a month, with a curriculum concentrating on academic areas that foster a lifelong love of learning. After the middle school component, students continue into the high school College Prep program.

Bridge the Gap College Prep
Grades: 9-12
Bridge the Gap College Prep is a comprehensive afterschool extended learning day program, with a college preparatory focus, offered to Marin City students four days a week.

Grades: 9-12
buildOn's mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. In the U.S., buildOn empowers urban youth to transform their neighborhoods through afterschool programs and intensive community service. Internationally, buildOn works alongside local communities to build schools in some of the economically poorest countries, including Haiti, Nicaragua, Nepal, Senegal, Malawi, and Mali. buildOn students travel to these villages to participate in school construction and be immersed in a different culture.

California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA)
Grades: 9-12
The California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) is a rigorous pre-professional training program in the visual and performing arts, creative writing, animation, and film for talented artists of high school age. CSSSA provides a supportive environment in which students hone acquired skills and explore new techniques and ideas for an intense and exciting learning experience. Its purpose is to provide a training ground for future artists who wish to pursue careers in the arts and entertainment industries in California.

Carleton Liberal Arts Experience – National
Grades: 10
Carleton College is honored to host an inspiring summer program designed for the best and brightest college-bound students representing high schools across the country. The Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE) will select 50 high school students who have just completed their sophomore year and bring them to Carleton, all expenses paid, for a one-week summer program. The CLAE program introduces the strengths of a liberal arts education through an array of courses in science, art, social sciences, and technology.

CollegeSpring
Grades: 11-12
CollegeSpring partners with schools and community organizations to help students from low-income backgrounds boost SAT scores, navigate college admissions and financial aid, and confidently pursue college degrees. Participating high school juniors and rising seniors receive 80 hours of instruction, including 20 hours each in SAT Math preparation, SAT Verbal preparation, college counseling, and diagnostic testing.

College Track
Grades: 9-College
College Track is an afterschool, college preparatory program that works to increase high school graduation, college eligibility and enrollment, and college graduation rates in under-resourced communities. We actively engage students over the course of eight years, from the summer before high school through college graduation. College Track’s programs for high school and college students are centered around our four core service areas: Academic Affairs, Student Life, College Affairs, and College Success.

Community Youth Center
All ages
Originally founded to address the problems of juvenile delinquency and gang violence in Chinatown, CYC has grown to encompass behavioral health, education, intervention, leadership development, street outreach and workforce development in all our programs. We offer services directed at responding to the complex set of issues the youth in our community face including acculturation, difficulties in school, economic hardship, substance abuse, and gang involvement. Our educational enrichment, leadership building, and job-readiness programs have earned CYC a unique reputation as a key agency for Asian youth services in San Francisco.

Development School for Youth – All Stars Project Inc.
Ages: 16-21
The Development School for Youth (DSY) is the All Stars Project's innovative outside-of-school leadership and business training program. In partnership with businesses and caring corporate professionals DSY offers supplemental educational, social and internship experiences in a variety of workplace settings.

Expanding Your Horizon (EYH) Network
Grades: 6-12
Through Expanding Your Horizon (EYH) Network programs, we provide STEM role models and hands-on activities for middle and high school girls. Our ultimate goal is to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st century challenges.

First Graduate
Grades: 6-12
First Graduate is a San Francisco-based college success program that helps students finish high school and become the first in their families to graduate from college. Our students receive year-round academic instruction, tutoring and support; high school and college counseling; mentoring; family engagement activities; career exploration activities; and access to college scholarships.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) – National
Grades: 9-12
The HSF's mission is to increase the number of Hispanic college graduates by awarding scholarships and assisting students and their families in navigating the barriers to college access and completion.

Horizons Unlimited of SF
Ages: 12-21
Horizons is a youth development and empowerment organization rooted in community service and advocacy. Culturally competent and linguistically sensitive programs are driven by the needs of our youth and reflect the diversity of the population served. Horizons' primary goal is to engage, educate, and inspire youth. Programming includes youth employment, violence prevention, entrepreneurship, arts enrichment, and more.

"I Have A Dream" Foundation – National
Grades: 1-12
The "I Have A Dream" Foundation is working to ensure that all children have the opportunity to pursue higher education. We empower children in low-income communities to achieve higher education by providing them with guaranteed tuition support and equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and habits they need to gain entry to higher education and succeed in college and beyond.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation – National
Grades: 7-12
The Young Scholars Program provides the most personalized, generous scholarship experience in the nation. The Foundation works closely with Scholars and their families to construct a tailored educational program that includes, but is not limited to, support for summer programs, distance learning courses, and music and art instruction. Some Young Scholars attend a private school if none of their public school options adequately serve their academic potential; however, many stay in their public schools.

Jamestown Community Center
All ages
We serve over 600 youth and their families with a full array of high-quality programs. We offer youth the opportunity to participate in Jamestown year after year, from age 0 to 18. To deepen their engagement, youth are encouraged to join more than one Jamestown program. Programing focused on academic enrichment, sports, leadership, employment, and counseling.

Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC)
All ages
The mission of JCYC is to cultivate and enrich the lives of children and youth from diverse, multi-cultural communities throughout San Francisco and beyond. We provide a comprehensive continuum of care from preschool to college and empower young people to realize their full potential to ensure that they have the resources and support necessary to grow into healthy, responsible adults.

Juma
Ages: 14-18
Juma Ventures is an award-winning youth development program that combines employment in social enterprises, college preparation, and financial asset building to create a safe, supportive community where under-resourced youth can achieve their dreams of a college education.
 
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) – National
Grades: 11-12
LEDA (Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to developing leaders for our nation by helping exceptional public high school students who come from underserved backgrounds gain admission to the country's leading colleges and universities.

Level Playing Field Institute
Grades: 6-12
To improve access, opportunity, and equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, the Level Playing Field Institute operates two STEM-focused education programs and conducts research on STEM equity.

Magis – St. Ignatius *
Grades: 6-12
Magis works with students who will be among the first members of their family to attend college, students from lower income communities and students whose backgrounds have traditionally been under-represented at St. Ignatius (SI). The middle school component of the program serves to prepare target middle school students for a college preparatory high school (preferably SI). For our high school students, we provide socio-cultural support.

Minds Matter San Francisco – National
Grades: 10-12
We forge relationships with guidance counselors, who then recommend their top sophomores to attend our program. Each accepted student is paired with two mentors who work together for the next three years. Our program consists of SAT/ACT training, Vocabulary and Writing & Critical Thinking workshops, application, scholarship and financial aid navigation techniques, career panels, college life assimilation tools, and various guest speakers and field trips. Every summer, we send each sophomore and junior mentee to a college summer program, and seniors to a leading four-year college, of his or her choice.

Minority Introduction to Engineering & Science (MITES) – MIT  National
Grades: 11
Through the MITES (Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science) program, The Office of Engineering Outreach Programs offers three rigorous residential and online academic enrichment programs for promising high school juniors who are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering. By submitting a MITES application, students are automatically considered for one of three academic enrichment opportunities: a one-week residential program, a six-week residential program, and a six-month online enrichment program.

Mission Graduates
Grades: K-12
Mission Graduates is a nonprofit organization that increases the number of students in San Francisco’s Mission District who are prepared for and complete a college education. Mission Graduates offers a wide range of K-12 after-school, in-school and summer programs that reach over 1,100 children, youth and families each year.

National Hispanic Institute – National
Grades: 9-College
We are both a national and international organization that provides Latino young people with the structures and settings to envision themselves as future community leaders, practice their skills in leading and working with others, and engage in critical discussions to define their calling while preparing themselves for the mission of changing lives. Dedication to personal excellence, a strong belief in family and culture, and service to others are the core values and beliefs that drive the work of the Institute and embrace its vision.

National Space Club Scholars – National
Grades: 10
The National Space Club Scholars Project is a summer intern experience for up to 30 high school students to work with space scientists and engineers. The purpose of this project is to provide students with an opportunity to experience how research and development organizations operate on a day-to-day basis in direct support of NASA's mission to inspire the next generation of explorers. Participants are assigned to work with a technical professional in a field related to the student's stated interests and expertise. The available areas of interest include Earth and space systems science, computer science, and engineering.

Oasis For Girls
Ages: 14-17
Founded in 1999, the mission of Oasis For Girls is to partner with girls and young women of color from under-resourced communities in San Francisco to help them cultivate the skills, knowledge, and confidence to discover their dreams and build strong futures. Our Springboard Series for Girls is a yearlong sequence that emphasizes the development of both internal awareness and external skills.

Out of Site Youth Arts Center
Grades: 9-12
Out of Site provides free after school and summer programming in visual and performing arts to public high school students in San Francisco. We also offer a number of paid internships and other youth leadership opportunities. Students come to Out of Site for a chance to experiment in the arts and a place to be themselves; they find artistic training, new mediums for self-expression and a diverse and supportive community.

Princeton University Summer Journalism Program – National
Grades: 11
We welcome about 20 high school students from low-income backgrounds every summer to Princeton's campus for an intensive, 10-day seminar on journalism. The program's goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism. All expenses, including students' travel costs to and from Princeton, are paid for by the program.

QuestBridge – National
Grades: 11-12
QuestBridge is a powerful platform bridging the nation's brightest, under-served youth and leading institutions of higher education and further opportunities. We are an aggregator of excellence. QuestBridge provides a single, internet-based meeting point which links exceptional students with colleges, scholarship providers, enrichment programs employers, and organizations seeking students who have excelled despite obstacles. By facilitating these exchanges, QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation's best universities and the ranks of national leadership itself.

Real Options for City Kids (ROCK)
Ages: 6-17
ROCK utilizes the Community Network for Youth Development for ensuring that it is always providing the best quality youth development programs possible. According to research, children will have a much higher probability of reaching positive adult outcomes if they participate in youth development focused programs. Specifically, the youth development model focuses on five supports and opportunities that can be measured by participants' experience. In creating or evaluating programs, ROCK seeks to provide the following supports and opportunities to its youth: Relationship Building, Skill Building, Safety, Youth Participation and Community Involvement. ROCK's programs span the entire year and are held during school hours, after school, Saturdays, summer and special occasions.

Research Science Institute – MIT – National
Grades: 9-11
Each summer, 80 of the world's most accomplished high school students gather at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the Research Science Institute (RSI). RSI is the first cost-free to students, summer science & engineering program to combine on-campus course work in scientific theory with off-campus work in science and technology research. RSI scholars first participate in a week of intensive STEM classes with accomplished professors. The heart of RSI is the five week research internship where students conduct individual projects under the tutelage of mentors who are experienced scientists and researchers. During the final week of RSI, students prepare written and oral presentations on their research projects.

Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) – National
Grades: 9-12
The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. The goals of SEAP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further their education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.

Science & Health Education Partnership (SEP) – UCSF
Grades: K-12
SEP offers a diverse programmatic menu: a variety of classroom-based partnership models bring UCSF volunteers into K-12 classrooms, summer courses and seminars provide pedagogically rich content learning experiences for teachers, school-site science teams build capacity for science teaching at elementary schools, and a high school internship program pairs students from backgrounds underrepresented in the sciences with mentors and immerses them in a university environment conducting scientific research.

SEP High School Summer Internship – UCSF
Grades: 11-12
Each summer, the High School Intern program places twenty SFUSD high school students in laboratories to conduct biomedical research with the guidance of a UCSF mentor. One of SEP’s longest-running programs is the High School Summer Intern Program in which high school students gain authentic research experience and sustained support with the college application process. While the application process for this program is rigorous, grades and test scores are not used as gatekeepers. Instead, primary importance is placed on whether this program will make a significant difference in the lives of the high school students. In order to participate, students must attend an SFUSD high school and have just completed their junior year.

The Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) – National
Grades: 11-12
The High School STEP-UP provides hands-on summer research experience for high school students interested in exploring research careers in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences. The program provides exposure to the core NIDDK mission areas of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases and nutrition; and kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases.

The SMART Program *
Grades: 4-12
SMART provides highly motivated, financially-disadvantaged students with access to educational opportunities, personal experiences and social support services in order to foster academic excellence and community engagement. SMART closes the achievement gap by providing these students with access to private schools, and with intensive social, emotional and academic support from grades 5-12.

Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP) – National
Grades: 9-12
The Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP) is a four-week residential program for exceptional young women with strong interests in science, engineering and medicine. Each July, select high school students from across the country and abroad come to Smith College to do hands-on research with Smith faculty in the life and physical sciences and in engineering.

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO)
Grades: 9-12
SEO Scholars is a rigorous year-round, out-of-school academic program that prepares motivated low-income public high school students to get to and through America’s competitive colleges and universities. The program is free for students. SEO Career recruits and trains outstanding college students of color for summer internships that lead to full-time jobs with investment banks, corporate law firms and other leading global companies. Historically, more than 75% of interns receive full-time job offers from SEO corporate partners.

Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR) – National
Grades: 11-12
This is an eight-week program in which high school students from diverse backgrounds are invited to perform basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and researchers on a medically-oriented project. The goals of the program include increasing interest in biological sciences and medicine in high school students, helping students to understand how scientific research is performed, and increasing diversity of students and researchers in the sciences.

Stanford Medical Youth Science Program – National
Grades: 9-12
The Stanford Medical Youth Science Program works to increase knowledge about the sciences and health professions, and offer guidance about the college admissions process to low-income and/or underrepresented minority students. To meet this goal, SMYSP offers a university-based five-week Summer Residential Program and school-based academic year health disparities curriculum.

Step to College – SFSU
Grades: 9-12
The Step to College Program works with public high schools and offers two University courses taught by SFSU instructors/professors at various high school sites. The students in the program earn college credit, while in high school, at no cost to the individual student. The program aims to increase high school graduation rates of underrepresented, low-income students, and help students make a successful transition into higher education.

Success Center SF
Grades: 9-12
Our mission is to offer meaningful vocational and educational services for youth so that they may develop a positive self-image as well as a sense of hope and purpose for their future. With raised expectations for their success, we teach, guide, counsel, and mentor participants through GED classes, service learning, job-readiness/life skills classes, and referrals to jobs and/or post-secondary education.

Summer Humanities Institute – Stanford – National
Grades: 11-12
Students will spend three weeks on the beautiful Stanford campus, living in residence. They will spend the first two weeks intensively studying and researching a topic in history or philosophy, attending daily lectures by the faculty members, and participating in group discussions and activities in the afternoon. During their third week, students will work closely with their professors, graduate students, and writing mentors to produce original research projects. These papers present an opportunity for students to use what they have learned at Stanford to develop their own answers to the central questions that are addressed by the humanities.

Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP) – National
Ages: 16 and over
Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June. The NIH Institutes and the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsor a wide range of summer activities including lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day.

Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH) – Level Playing Field Institute
Grades: 9
SMASH scholars spend five weeks each summer at a SMASH site on a college campus (currently located at UC Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA and USC) immersed in rigorous STEM classes. SMASH Scholars live on campus for five weeks each summer (after their 9th, 10th and 11th grade years) with other high potential Black, Latino/a, Native American, Southeast Asian or Pacific Islander high school students. SMASH scholars also receive year-round academic support including access to SAT prep online materials, college counseling, financial aid workshops and other activities to ensure continued academic success.

Summer Research with the National Institute on Drug Abuse – National
Ages: 15 and over
This program is designed to provide high school and undergraduate students from underrepresented groups with meaningful research experiences and mentorship in the field of drug abuse and addiction. Each year up to 50 NIDA research investigators offer their labs and their time for eight to ten weeks to mentor up to 60 students interested in drug abuse research.

Summer Residential Program (SRP) – Stanford
Grades: 10-11
The SMYSP Summer Residential Program (SRP) is an annual five-week science- and medicine-based enrichment program that takes place from mid-June to late July, and is held on the campus of Stanford University. It is open to low-income and ethnically diverse high school sophomores and juniors who live in northern and central California. The program bolsters students’ science skills while introducing them to a host of health-related careers. There is no cost to participants. Students must be able to attend the entire duration of the program to be eligible. Students live in a residence house on the Stanford campus the entire time, and family members are invited to visit each Sunday.

Summer Search – National
Grades: 9-12
The mission of Summer Search is to find resilient low-income high school students and inspire them to become responsible and altruistic leaders by providing year-round mentoring, life-changing summer experiences, college advising, and a lasting support network.

Techbridge
Grades: 5-12
Techbridge launched in 2000 as a program to expand the academic and career options for girls in science, technology, and engineering. Since our founding, we’ve worked with over 4,000 girls in grades 5-12 through our after-school and summer programs in the San Francisco Bay area. We believe every girl needs personal and consistent support to succeed, and to that aim we’ve created resources for educators, families, and role models who make up her support network.

Telluride Association Sophomore Summer – National
Grades: 10
Telluride works with university faculty to create exciting courses designed to inspire young people to explore the histories, politics and cultural experiences of people of African descent and a variety of other topics.

Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) – National
Grades: 11
A Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) is a six-week educational experience for high school juniors that offers challenges and rewards rarely encountered in secondary school or even college. Each program is designed to bring together young people from around the world who share a passion for learning. Telluride students, or TASPers, attend a seminar led by college and university scholars and participate in many other educational and social activities outside the classroom.

University of San Francisco Upward Bound
Grades: 9-12
The goal of the University of San Francisco Upward Bound Project is to prepare bright and promising high school students, from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds, to succeed in college. The University of San Francisco Upward Bound Project has been a part of the USF community since 1966. The Upward Bound Math and Science Program, which began in 2007, is designed specifically to prepare students for college majors and careers focused on "STEM" fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Ventures Scholars – National
Grades: 9-College
The Ventures Scholars Program is a national nonprofit membership program designed to promote access to higher education for young adults interested in pursuing math- and science-based careers.

Vietnamese Youth Development Center (VYDC)
Ages: 11-24
Today, VYDC provides youth of all ethnic and diverse backgrounds between the ages of 11 to 24 years old with the help they need to stay on track in school and to empower and transition them to healthy young adults. Each year, VYDC serves over 1,000 youth by providing free educational and employment services, case management services and social and cultural activities. All our programs include core components that involve: life skills, leadership, community, education, advocacy, art and social and recreational activities.

W.E.B. Dubois Scholars Institute – National
Grades: 10-11
The W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute provides leadership, scholarship, community service, and entrepreneur training along with exposure to science and technology for high-achieving youth attending secondary schools. It was founded with an aim to develop a cadre of brilliant leaders/activist scholars with a commitment to contributing their talents for the betterment of others by solving major problems facing our society.

Women's Technology Program (WTP) – MIT – National 
Grades: 11
The MIT Women's Technology Program (WTP) is a rigorous four-week summer academic and residential experience where female high school students explore engineering through hands-on classes, labs, and team-based projects in the summer after 11th grade.

Youth Leadership Conference on Asian and Pacific Islander Health – Stanford – National
Grades: 9-12
The Youth Leadership Conference on Asian and Pacific Islander Health is a four day conference at Stanford University. High school students from across the country are invited to attend to gain leadership skills for effecting change in local communities. Conference participants will meet other students interested in making a difference in public health. Leading medical experts, professors, and policymakers will speak on issues of Asian and Pacific Islander health. Students will also have a chance to apply the skills they gain in an outreach planning simulation.

Youth Speaks
Grades: 9-12
Founded in 1996 in San Francisco, Youth Speaks is the leading nonprofit presenter of Spoken Word performance, education, and youth development programs in the country. Presenters of local and national youth poetry slams, festivals, reading series, and more, Youth Speaks also offers a comprehensive slate of literary arts education programs during the school day, in the after-school hours, on weekends and evenings, while providing numerous opportunities for youth to be published and heard.

Youth Tennis Advantage
All ages
Youth Tennis Advantage is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving youth in inner city communities through a comprehensive program of tennis and academic tutoring that promotes the physical, educational, and life skills necessary to prepare and empower them for leadership in their communities, and success in their personal lives.
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