Helping Young People Elevate

The HYPE Center is a space designed by and for youth to come together to easily access services and resources from multiple providers under one roof on one platform, engage in leadership development to become effective advocates for themselves and others, and most importantly, to just be youth!

Rather than providing or recreating services ourselves, the HYPE Center brings together community providers who young people trust to offer their services, resources, and opportunities to youth ages 14-25.

Every young person deserves to thrive. We believe bringing services and opportunities together on one platform will introduce youth to resources in their community, will reduce barriers to accessing services, and will help young people succeed.

We value and prioritize the input of youth, and want our services and space to be responsive to the needs of San Francisco's youth. We are using technology, feedback loops with youth, and peer networks to make participating easier.

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Are you wondering if the HYPE Center is for you?

  • Do you live in San Francisco or the Bay Area?
  • Are you between 14-25 years old?
  • Have you experienced the foster care or probation system, homelessness, and/or the sex trade?
  • Do you want to get connected to free services, resources, and other youth?

If so, the HYPE Center is here for youClick here to learn more about our free Youth Memberships.
Program Hours
M-TH: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday by appointment

A space designed
for youth, by youth.

During the fall of 2019, we worked with VOICES to hire a cohort of Youth Founders who embarked on a 15-week paid journey to design the HYPE Center. This process involved surveying other youth, developing a name, mission, and logo, setting-up the center, and identifying initial partners and services.

Meet our Youth Founders

Celebrating our Youth!

In December 2019, over 150 community members gathered to celebrate the HYPE Center’s Youth Founders and the work they put in to design the space and its services.

Check out the video from our celebration here!

Program Hours:
M-TH 1-7pm
Friday by appointment