Tag Archives: youth

Photo by Marta Franco

New Online Resource for San Francisco Families

SFKids.org, the city’s primary online resource for parents, turned 10 this year, to celebrate it’s getting a new look. The San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF) released a revamped version of...
Anas Belloozi from Morocco and Sai Bathal from India practice badminton in the hallway of San Francisco International High School. The high school has no gym so players practice in the hallway or outside in the basketball courts.

SF International Badminton Team Thrives Under Volunteer Coach

Coach Hoa Tran of San Francisco International High School loves the sport of badminton so much that he volunteers his time to work in a school with no gym. “One thing about this school is...
Elvira Zayas on the day she was released from jail, with her mother Elvira Zayas. Photo by Jean Melesaine.

With Gang Charges Dropped, Elvira Zayas Case Spotlights the Controversy Over ‘Safety Zones’

Elvira Zayas, a 19-year-old Mission poet and youth advocate, has endured months of legal battles, jail time and thousands of dollars in legal fees defending herself against alleged gang-related felony assault charges, later reduced  to...
Illustration by Molly Oleson.

A Teen Becomes a Casualty at 19

“My name is Cesar Bermudez, I was born and raised in San Francisco, Mission District.” Two years ago, a teenager introduced himself after several tries in front of a video camera. He was an intern...