The West Coast Center for Victorious Youth is a Bay Area non-profit 501(c)3 community services organization committed to providing alternative education in the areas of life skills, progressive training events, college preparation, career development, financial literacy, entrepreneurship and technology to low-income and under-served youth.
We accomplish this through mentors, partnerships, workshops, community events, educational travel experiences and our Annual Youth Conference.
Most of our youth reside throughout the Bay Area counties of Contra Costa, San Francisco, Alameda, Napa and Solano.
These communities have been targeted for service because they have a high number of low-income families, and are plagued by a greater percentage of poverty. In addition, the college completion rates in these communities are diminishing and today nearly 90 percent of high school student’s graduate without knowledge of basic financial literacy.
In 2015, youth who participated in our program survey found:
95% reported that West Coast Center provided them guidance and emotional support;
77% developed long-terms plans related to high school completion and career development;
89% started using non-violent methods to resolve conflicts and disagreements
85% of youth who were awarded savings accounts maintained a positive balance to date.