Our amazing team of regulars and part-time volunteers are committed to helping others. OYF has invested resources to train our staff to address the prevailing overwhelming trauma experienced by our reentry and local populations in Oakland related to gun and domestic violence.
Scotlan Center / Oakland Youth First uses innovative, evidence-based client-centered services to teach participants life, job and conflict management skills to reduce recidivism and encourage learning.
Located in West Oakland, Scotlan Youth and Family Center is a California nonprofit serving East Bay families since 1966.
Oakland Youth First is the banner under which SYFC operates its career-exploration classes, extensive wrap-around teen-and family support services, and academic assistance programs.
In each child lives a greatness.
It is vital that every one of our children come to know this truth; and to have the guidance and opportunity to achieve their true potential.
Often negative experiences and years of accumulated stress become overwhelming, creating disengagement and a sense of hopelessness. For many youth, the dreams that once inspired them are now difficult to even recall.
Our mission is not only to rekindle those dreams but also resolve the barriers that prevent these dreams from becoming reality.
“If not us, then who? If not now, then when?” ~John Lewis
Students are more likely to be interested in what they are learning, more motivated to learn new concepts and skills, and better prepared to succeed in college, careers, and adulthood if what they are learning mirrors real-life contexts, that equips them with practical and useful skills.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
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