Provides culturally responsive and trauma- informed programs, workshops, and outings to Transitional Age Youth of the African Diaspora in Alameda County between ages 18 – 24. Our mission is to empower our young adult community by connecting them to their culture, inspiring hope, promoting critical thinking and cultivating creativity while supporting their overall health and wellness.
Downtown TAY serves as a Resource Center to support African-American Transitional Age Youth connect to needed resources that include housing, employment, health care, educational development, mental health and wellness. Through a wealth of peer led and inter-generational programs Downtown TAY works to Educate, Elevate and Inspire Transitional Age Youth (18-24).
Downtown TAY offers:
The Culture Broker Academy - a 4-week culturally responsive trauma informed and strength-based curriculum.
Peer Support - bi-weekly peer led groups; Sista 2 Sista and Brother 4
Brother inspire mental and physical health, growth and development in the workplace and community.
Activate Health - creativity classes offered on Fridays that include various forms of self-expression such as cooking, art, music, drumming. dance and writing.
One on One Goal Setting Sessions - an opportunity for transitional age youth (18-24) to lay out what they want to accomplish and support to help with their success.
Downtown TAY offers transportation support, hygiene kits, and use of the food pantry.