A long-term investment in the lives of participating youth is essential to make a difference in their lives.

OUR PROGRAMS and services

Seven Tepees has developed a unique support model based on the premise that a long-term investment in the lives of participating youth is essential in order to make a difference in their lives.

A comprehensive set of integrated services has been carefully constructed with the goal of achieving lasting individual changes. These support services are delivered through two distinct but complementary programs – The Learning Center Program and the College & Career Program.

All youth participate in the program free of charge.

The learning center

Located at 17th and South Van Ness, in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District and annually serves approximately 125 middle and high school students and young adults aged 18-22. Alumni who are currently enrolled in higher education and/or are working also benefit from ongoing support through Seven Tepees resources.

The Learning Center employs several strategies to achieve its goals:

  • Academic Support and Guidance
  • College and Career Advising
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Job Training and Paid Internships
  • Mentoring
  • Counseling Groups and Crisis Support
  • Parent and Family Engagement
  • Community Leadership
  • Environmental Education
  • Alumni: Postsecondary and Career Support

college and career program

The College & Career Program furthers our mission by working with our partner school - Mission High - to offer equity-based college access programming. The program includes intensive support for high school graduation and support services for both college-bound and work-bound students. Seven Tepees’ efforts have dramatically increased the number of first-generation college students by promoting a “college-going culture” at schools and within families.

Seven Tepees is a proud partner of Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN) to college-going culture in the Mission community. MPN is a replicate of the cradle-to-college federal initiative that originated in Harlem, New York.