For more than three decades a local nonprofit has been reaching out to at-risk youth by providing mentors. To date, 2,000 young people have been mentored by volunteers through Friends For Youth.
Oakland police said Monday that an arrest has been made in the case of an at-risk 16-year-old girl who walked away from a group home last Tuesday night and was found in San Francisco two days later.
A Bay Area after school program is celebrating 25 years of keeping at-risk kids alive and educated.
It seems as if every major city in the Bay Area has been dealing with some level of gang activity and youth violence.
Summer may be in full swing, but school safety is already on the mind of Oakland’s police officers – some of whom will be deployed this fall on a new assignment.
An interview with Bruce Fisher, Executive Director of Huckleberry Youth Programs, a community-based youth agency which provides services to homeless, runaway and other at-risk youth in San Francisco and Marin counties.
San Jose’s Gang Prevention Task Force is partnering with Valley Medical Center on a new outreach program, which is poised to launch by mid-summer 2012.
The decades-old East Oakland Boxing Association has been around for approximately 25 years, providing not only a boxing program but other activities for its 500 members in one of Oakland’s tougher neighborhoods.
The teens will be at Camp Mather to participate in activities that they wouldn’t normally get to experience while also learning life skills.
She stressed the need to partner with local school officials, given recent and perhaps not entirely surprising research by OUSD, which found that students were most at risk during their weekends.