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Year-Round; Scholarships are available based on need. This fee-based program focuses on ages 5-14 years.
When: Mondays - Thursdays
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Talent Allstars Dance Program focuses on youth and teenagers ages 7-14yrs through various forms of dance. Their mission is to give a child a “gift of dance.” The Talent Allstars staff are trained professional dancers and natives of San Francisco who specialize in youth dance sport.

For more information, please contact Nitty Thomas, 415/572-0781 or email

Larkin Bukido Karate Monday & Wednesday Classes
Ongoing Classes; Children Fees Apply
Location: Dance Studio A& B/ Hall of Culture
When: Every Monday
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Larkin Bukido Karate Saturday Classes
Ongoing Classes; Children Fees Apply
Location: Dance Studio A& B/ Hall of Culture
When: Every Saturday
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 Noon

United Projects presents Karate classes that teach discipline, respect, self confidence and self esteem to youth and young adults.

For more information, please contact 415/678 6369.


Mon, Jan 7
Year Round Progam

When: Mondays - Fridays
Time: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

The case management program supports “at risk" youth ages 13-17 in the Western Addition community in San Francisco.  Thorough attention is given to the three phases of case management; assessment, planning, and implementation including follow through to ensure long-term success of the children we serve.  The program has expanded in its capacity to work with transitional youth ages 18-25. Upon entry into the program, each client partakes in the application process and is assessed by the case manager to determine the client needs.  Once the client and case manger has come up the with short and long term goals for the client both parties initiate a plan to fulfill those goals. The case manager stays in constant contact with each client within the program in order to make sure that client is following through with the plan of action. The case manager works diligently to meet the needs of all clients. When the case manager is not working directly with the client, he or she is making sure that all case notes are documentated and imputed into the DCYF Contract Management System Database as well as outreaching to different program and organization in order to provide the needed resources to adequately serve the clients

For more information, contact Malik Wade at 415/913-7305

PROJECT LEVEL - Recording Studio

Mon, Jun 3
Year-Round | This program is FREE

When: Mondays - Friday
Time: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Project Level, is a theme-based program that allows students to learn about the music industry and obtain skills to use in the work place or through entrepreneurship. The four phases of the program are Pre-production, Production, Post Production, and Marketing. Participants learn professional techniques for mixing, mastering and engineering various musical compositions.

The curriculum includes use of quality equipment with music industry software; including Reasons, Garage band, and Pro Tools. Song writing and song arrangement techniques are developed for the purpose of engineering original music. 

For more information, please contact Nicola Figgins, Youth Coordinator 415/921-8382


Mon, Jun 10 -- Mon, Aug 5

When: Mondays - Fridays
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The Summer Program at the African American Art & Culture Complex is a rewarding, enriching, and a life altering experience for our youth.  Our program is designed to expose children to art and culture, which will enable them to broaden their horizons and future success in the arts.  Our classes include dance, drama, graphic design, visual art, graffiti and sketching.

Children ages 8-12 will be able to enroll in the program. Breakfast, lunch, and snack will be provided daily.  There is a $50.00 registration fee due at the time of enrollment and the program will cost $150 for the entire summer.

For more information, please contact Nicola Figgins at 415-921-8382

Summer Teen Program

Mon, Jun 10 -- Mon, Aug 5

When: Mondays - Fridays
Time: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The Teen Program is designed to serve young men and women with the highest risk of being involved in criminal or violent activities.  It is hoped that  by engaging possible influential youth leaders from the streets in a program that offers a variety of educational, social, and developmental activities using incentives such as stipends, field trips,  professional clothing, and personal grooming to name a few that the summer will be more productive and peaceful in the community.

Boys Program:

Our provisional services are targeted directly toward at-risk teenage boys who are in need of help. With focus on literacy, career development, violence prevention, recreation and mentorship, the 8-week high dose, intensive, program outlined herein aims to serve a small group of young men with the highest risks and needs from the Western Addition neighborhood and other neighborhoods to reduce violence and put participants on a path to positive lifestyle choices with exposure to a variety of opportunities.

Girls Program:

Girls to Women is an eight-week intensive program for teen girls ages 13-17 living in and around San Francisco. The program works to promote and foster self-esteem and to encourage better decision-making practices among at-risk adolescent young women through a combination of artistic mediums and self-affirmation workshops, outings and volunteer opportunities.