Celebrating over 40 years of service to individuals, families, and communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Youth Support Program's mission is to provide a nurturing environment where students at Willard Middle School in Berkeley thrive academically, socially, and behaviorally. The purpose of the program is to provide mentoring and academic support to students who are struggling in school. This is accomplished by matching participants one-on-one with UC Berkeley students. Through safe, fun activities students develop cultural sensitivity, improve their leadership skills and self-esteem, and learn civic responsibility.

Check Out WILLARD YOUTH SUPPORT PROGRAM (YSP) End-Of-Year Video!  A special thanks to Kirk Hewett, EPSDT Program Director at Bay Area Community Resources  for speaking at the 20th Anniversary Banquet!



  • Since I've been blessed with the chance to have a good education and many opportunities, I feel obligated to give back and to use the education and the experiences I've had to make an impact.

    Chris McCoy
    AmeriCorps VISTA
  • Seeing the kids' growth through the years, despite the odds being against a lot of them, for whatever reason, is what inspires me to stay here.

    Kevin Lacy
    Before & After School Site Coordinator - San Francisco
  • I feel energized by my work and the teenagers inspire me with their candor and honesty. I’m always learning from them!

    Mary Jane Landolina
    School Counselor - Tamalpais High School, Marin County
  • I am motivated by all the great people that work for BACR and the wonderful things they do. My great reward is knowing that I can help them in their work to support communities all over the Bay.

    Collin Brown
    Web Develop and IT Support
  • Helping other people is what inspires me to work here. Being able to change people's lives, by helping them understand their problems with alcohol, is a huge contribution to my inspiration here.

    Maria Vega
    Office Coordinator - Marin County DUI Program
  • I know that, if I am able to overcome hard struggles in my life and do my best at achieving success, I can encourage the young people that I advocate to do their best as well.

    Court Advocate

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