The Truancy Assessment and Resource Center (TARC) is San Francisco's one-stop resource center for truant youth in San Francisco. We provide case management, advocacy, information and referrals, support groups and other support for youth and young adults between the ages of 14-25 years old. In addition, we support parents by connecting them with relevant resource and support groups.
The Western Addition Case Management Program is a violence prevention and intervention program working with some of San Francisco's youth between the ages of 14-25 years old who reside in the Western Addition community and who are in-risk or high at-risk of becoming more involved in the juvenile justice system.
Tip 1: Students that pass the GED are considered to have equal educational standing with High School graduates. Individuals that are almost 18 or older, contact the local community college to find out about GED prep classes.
Tip 2: Some educational programs now offer out-of-school youth the opportunity to take the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) as an additional opportunity to earn their diploma. To learn more about the CAHSEE, visit: www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/.
Tip 3: Check out icanaffordcollege.com if you want to go to college and need financial aid. There are many different types of federal and state grants, as well as scholarships by private foundations and academic institutions for young adults.