Be the Change! Make a difference in the lives of youth.

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 Submit an application for the 2017-2018 term.

BAYAC (Bay Area Youth Agency Consortium) is a National Service program of Bay Area Community Resources. BAYAC AmeriCorps Members commit to a year of service at partnering schools and community based organizations, providing youth in the San Francisco Bay Area with opportunities for meaningful engagement, skill building, and emotional and social development.

Many of the children and youth we work with are deeply impacted by the stressors and obstacles presented by poverty, disadvantaged neighborhoods and under-resourced schools. BAYAC AmeriCorps Members are an essential component in expanding our partners' capacity to meet the critical needs of our youth and community. Collectively, our Members will reach over 3,000 youth by the end of their term.

BAYAC Infographics Briefcase


Many of the children and youth we work with are deeply impacted by the stressors and obstacles presented by poverty, disadvantaged neighborhoods and under-resourced schools.

According to the California Healthy Kids survey, students reported the following:

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BAYAC AmeriCorps Members are an essential component in expanding our partners' capacity to meet the critical needs of our youth and community. Collectively, our Members will reach over 3,000 youth by the end of their term.

Strong connections between adults and youth in youth development programs have a proven long-term impact in helping young people avoid risky behaviors, graduate from high school, and stay out of contact with the justice system.

85% of our high-risk kids improve in the youth development skills shown to increase school success— i.e., the ability to connect with positive peers and adults, to be productive, and to navigate their environment effectively (statistic from BAYAC progress report data).