Youth Opportunity Scholarships

Grants for underserved youth to pursue a passion

The Youth Opportunity Scholarships (YOS) program provides funding to Bay Area foster youth or dependents of the court to pursue extracurricular enrichment activities of their choosing. The goal is to enable youth to pursue a passion that they would be unable to otherwise.

Scholarships are available to any Children & Family Services Social Worker or Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) working with 6th-12th grade youth in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties. Please refer to the flyer for complete application requirements.

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“Two years ago I was diagnosed with ADD. I have problems concentrating, and I think karate is a great way to help me focus. This way I can be a person who is productive in society.”


– A 12 year old student from Lighthouse Community Charter School who learned self-defense with a Youth Opportunity Scholarship