Second Chance Connects Youth With
Tattoo Removal Clinic
In collaboration with the S.F. Dept. of Public Health, this FREE laser clinic removes violence- or trauma-related visible tattoos that further stigma, isolation and prevent youth from gaining employment.
We partner with youth to develop strength-based, individualized service plans to advance personal goals and reduce barriers to safe and healthy lifestyles.
Mental Health Services
Individual and family counseling/mental health support in English and Spanish.
Peer Support Groups
We create safe environments at local high schools and community spaces to actively engage in critical thinking, life-skills development, and fun, culturally affirming group activities. Youth learn principles outlined in the evidence-based Jóven Noble curriculum.
In collaboration with local artists, youth explore new forms of personal expression.
A travel abroad leadership and cultural immersion program. Youth learn about history of social movements in Central America, environmental justice, human migration and transnationalism.
Summer Field Trips
Fun weekly field trips around the Bay Area. Community building through peer-to-peer supports while exploring new spaces and activities.
Young people learn about work place etiquette, basic computer skills, shadow program staff, help with summer planning, program outreach and activities.