SAN FRANCISCO, 17 June, 2021 (TON): London Breed, Mayor Sans Francisco joined youth and community partners for the first official day of the 'Summer Together Initiative' program.
The program focuses on providing support physical health emotional well-being, and educational achievements of local children and youth, especially those in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19, media reported.
The program will operate at sites across the city, through which the coalition of San Francisco community-based organizations, non-profits, businesses.
"Today's launch is a celebration of how our city has come together to support our children and young people and make sure they have the resources and tools to succeed within and beyond the classroom," Breed said on Wednesday.
"The last year has been so hard on our young people, and we know we have a lot of work to do to support them. As we prepare to reopen our public schools for in-person learning this fall, we must continue to provide these opportunities for youth to not just pass their classes, but also expand their horizons, pursue their goals, and shape their own futures, regardless of their background," she added.
However, San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and city departments are partnering to provide free in-person and virtual opportunities for 26,000 public school students, and employing over 4,000 educators, youth development professionals, and support staff.