Over the last five years, YWFC SF has been instrumental in all the advances that have been made toward shutting down the major juvenile detention center where many of us have been incarcerated. We have organized with directly impacted young people to make sure it is not replaced with another harmful institution.
Our roots are deep in San Francisco as our original location. For nearly three decades, we have worked hard to end the incarceration and criminalization of young women and trans youth of all genders by hiring and training directly impacted young people to do this work.
“One thing a lot of people don’t realize: empowerment and the ability to do your best work at YWFC requires not only your mental capacity and willingness to work on yourself to support others, but also your logical side – judgment and ability to stand up and speak out for the work we do.”
– Zen (all pronouns) Youth Organizer
“YWFC SF is a place of prosperity where every youth that walks through our doors feels successful when they leave. The greatest thing in life is when YWFC SF gets to help our youth be the successful leaders that they are.”
– Ari (she/her/they) Youth Organizer
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