On Monday, June 6, the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) launched several programs which will according to their website “engage,” “educate,” and “employ” young San Francisco teens. According to the authorities, their goal is to provide the city’s youth with employment opportunities and safe, and fun activities.
The San Francisco Police Department has partnered with sf.citi (San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology and Innovation), SF Water, Power & Sewer, San Francisco Police Utilities Commission (SFPUC), and San Francisco Youth Jobs+ to hold the annual programs. Three hundred San Francisco teens ages 14 to 18 years old will be hired by the police department and placed in their various four programs.
Teens can participate in “The Garden Project” which is a 10-week paid program, which teaches youth land management training and that involves designing and planting gardens. Teens will also learn to clear fire trails in the Sierras. Skyline College are also offering students the eligibility to receive one college credit by participating in their life skills education program.