The goal of Youth Development Support Services (YDSS) is to empower our schools and district to meet the academic and social-emotional wellbeing of all students by providing support to plan, implement, monitor, and integrate the delivery of high quality and high impact educational and social-emotional programs.


Our focus is on supporting the continuous improvement of our elementary, middle and high schools by offering:


  •     Expanded Learning programs

  •     Mentoring and character education services

  •     Youth voice and action opportunities

  •     Student, family, and community engagement

  •     School culture and climate initiatives

  •     Intervention and prevention of tobacco, alcohol, other drug use

  •     Bullying and violence prevention

  •     Service learning; social media and youth development

Our services are rooted within a variety of proven frameworks, including social justice youth development, resiliency, safety and supports, and intervention and prevention models as key building blocks for student success.



Our programs offer engaging learning opportunities in a fun environment for maturing school-age children. This includes before-school expanded learning programs... Read More


SCUSD’s Expanded Learning programs approximately serve 13,500 individual students in grades K-12 in either after school or before school services across the district. Programs... Read More


To help prevent the sort of summer learning loss that research finds detrimental to overall academic success, Summer Matters @ SCUSD offers unique free programing opportunities across multiple school and community based... Read More


Youth Voice and Youth leadership are central to the mission and vision of YDSS.  Our programs emphasize the importance of cultivating future community change agents.  YDSS programs offer our... Read More

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5735 47th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95824

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916 - 643 - 7919