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DeFremery Center1651 Adeline StOakland, CA 94607


MISSION: Oakland Youth Aspire (OYA) - formerly What Now America - enriches the lives of youth by creating a fun and welcoming environment that promotes a healthy lifestyle and fosters open communication, empathy, and the development of interpersonal skills.

VISION: Our goal is to help youth aspire to live healthy and productive lives, and develop fundamental skills to reach their fullest potential.

We are a free youth center, open every Saturday, 12:30-5pm in West Oakland.

Help us give youth the personal interaction and support they need to become well-rounded adults. On a typical day, volunteers work one-on-one with youth or in small groups of participants reading together, facilitating our social emotional learning activities and physical fitness during our outdoors portion of the program.

We are a 100% volunteer organization and your help is greatly appreicated. If you want to volunteer, but can't do Saturdays with the youth, there are many other ways to help, including administration help, graphic design, and other advisory roles.

Learn more by going to www.oaklandyouthaspire.org


  • Administrative Support
  • Child Development
  • Cooking / Catering
  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Data Entry

Good Match For

Kids Teens Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • Saturdays, 12:30-5, 1 time per month

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