YouthMade is an innovative partnership between Juma Ventures and SFMade that is the first program of its kind to give low income youth direct work experience inside small, urban manufacturing businesses.

In its first year, YouthMade is placing 40 low income youth into paid internships with local manufacturing businesses – making everything from clothing to chocolate to jewelry – right in their own community. Over the course of the internship, youth get to know local entrepreneurs, build their professional skills and experience, and, have the opportunity to see themselves in a manufacturing career.
In turn, business owners have an opportunity get to know local public high school students from disadvantaged communities and shift their attitudes about the potential to hire from this population. YouthMade leverages SFMade’s capacity to develop meaningful job experiences, and Juma’s capacity to provide case management and asset building tools to youth. As San Francisco’s manufacturing sector continues to mature, the time is now to amplify opportunities for young people.

YouthMade is up and running this school year and recruitment has begun!

If you have questions, please contact Claire Michaels at claire@sfmade.org or ext. 7.