Every year, the JCYC College Access Programs serve 3,000+ youth ranging from 6th to 12th grade. We serve students from 8 high schools and 6 middle school sites four days a week, providing free services such as 1:1 advising, college visits, tutoring, and college/career workshops. We empower students with the knowledge to attain higher education and the skills to navigate a successful college and career path.

"This program means a lot of things for me. It allowed me to meet new people, form close bonds with peers, and improve in math, my least favorite subject. I love JCYC."

- Tammy, Francisco Middle School

"Upward Bound gave me countless resources that helped pave my path. Through the Saturday colleges, field trips, and summer program, I was able to grow as a person and student."

- Alejandro, Balboa High School

Our Students

Below is a profile of our students and their successes
from the 2016-17 academic year.


of our students are low-income and first generation college bound students.


of our students were promoted to the next grade level or graduated from high school.


of our 12th grade participants completed financial aid applications and enrolled in college.


of our 12th grade participants enrolled in college for the 2017-18 academic year.


of our 12th grade participants enrolled in college will attend a UC/CSU.


of our 12th grade participants enrolled in college will attend a community college.


worth of JCYC scholarships were awarded to 19 program participants.


6th-8th grade students received tutorial services from 5 middle schools.


field trips were taken to college campuses and sociocultural institutions.

2016-17 Program Accomplishments

Cash for College

Conducted 21 Cash for College nights
attended by over 380 students and parents

Career Day

Conducted 4 school wide Career Day events for
3900 students, 6th-8th grade, at 4 middle schools


NACAC College Fair

Participated in FRISCO Day in partnership with SFUSD and City College of San Francisco
Served as the Workshop Chair for the National College Admission Counseling (NACAC) College Fair

"Having JCYC to help me through my college applications was a blessing. Thank you for supporting me so much!"

- Surching, Mission High School

 "As a low-income first-generation college student, JCYC gave me a community of other students with similar upbringings and backgrounds. I deeply appreciate this community of people who I am still friends with today."

- Benton, Galileo High School