SOAR for Youth, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established in 2009 to provide high quality support, opportunities, and rapport that foster youth would have otherwise received from their parents.
In community partnership with the University of California, Berkeley, Bay Area Child Support Services, and community foster youth servicing organizations, SOAR helps foster youth move through adolescence and into their adult lives with confidence and independence. Through a three-year summer residential pre-collegiate program and additional years of academic support, SOAR teaches, coaches, and counsels our young people (grades 6 -12) in academics, life skills, leadership, emotional intelligence, and career development. We provide them with outdoor experiences that build trust, create teamwork, and enhance self-esteem. The SOAR program aims to help our young people graduate from high school, attend college, and succeed in life.
We believe support at this stage of their lives has the most positive influence on their achieving their full potential and becoming independent and productive citizens of society.