Youth Programs

Paintings from I-YEL Group Art Project
Article
When the pandemic began, youth program leaders and participants supported each other with ideas for communal and individual self-care including neighborhood clean-ups, meditation, journaling, examining family history and art.
2001 Crissy Field Center Opening
Park E-Ventures Article
Over 20 years, the Crissy Field Center team has reached over 750,000 participants through their programs. Programming has always used parks as a platform for young people to develop skills to create change in communities and society through environmental and social justice.
Golden Gate Raptor Program at Hawk Hill
Our Work
Migratory Story is an intersectional, multi-touch program that dives into the essential question, “Why do living things move?” More importantly, “What is the importance of migration?” This Crissy Field Center program explores migration with a social, historical and scientific approach, introducing youth to concepts including push/pull factors, or the challenges and contributions of both animal and human migration to their environments.
Youth wellness collage
Gateways Article
During the summer months, the Crissy Field Center would normally be teeming with young people. While we’ve missed connecting and engaging in person, we’re meeting virtually and practicing wellness.
The Hike by Alison Farrell (Chronicle Books)
Our Work
It’s time for an adventure—in the pages of a book or on a path through our parks! Learn about free and fun at-home activities from the San Francisco Public Library, National Park Service, and Parks Conservancy—including kids' parks crafts, at home activities, Nature Boost Fridays, and more.
Lana Salvador (center) with her fellow healthcare workers in San Francisco.
Article
Lana Salvador, a respiratory isolation nurse in San Francisco, reflects on the lessons she learned in nature 10 years ago as a LINC intern, and how she still uses those lessons today.
Crissy Field Center Urban Backpackers
Our Work
Outdoor environmental experiences for middle school youth in the Golden Gate National Parks.
Cloud hovers over the Golden Gate Bridge
Article
Watch this televised special to learn about the parks’ strong foundations and bright future welcoming all who want to bask in their beauty. Or watch just to enjoy some of that beauty from afar!
Youth in the Urban Trailblazers program on a hike through the Presidio.
Gateways Article
Youth at the Crissy Field Center have become podcasting pros, and you can hear their work on your way to work!