Youth First Development Center

Scotlan Youth & Family Center

OYF provides youth and family services and training using an audio/video studio to teach digital arts & media skills. These skills are part of our career exploration program.

OYF’s mission is to use Linked Learning education models with working professionals training and being role models and mentors in our summer and after school programs.
OYF uses, innovative technology as the foundation for engaging our participants.


Oakland is the 5th busiest port in the United States.  OYF has a 32’ cabin cruiser to explore the Bay Area marine environment, estuaries and shorelines.  Certified Coast Guard instructors and retired service personnel train participant for marine related careers

OYF youth learn aviation skills and career opportunities in commercial and private aviation and related support industries. The Tuskegee Airmen, and the Bay Area Black Pilots Association provide FAA certified Flight instructors that certify ground simulator and aircraft flight hours for our participants.

Oakland Youth First

Career Exploration



  Common Core, Linked Learning, S.t.e.m.,

&  Case management