Oakland Kids First partners with schools and the district to ensure hundreds of students have meaningful roles and responsibilities in school change efforts. OKF programs equip youth leaders with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to:

1Provide peer academic mentoring to 1,800 freshmen annually in our PASS-2

2Engage the student body in building positive, safe and healthy school cultures

3Partner with parents and school staff to increase equity for the most marginalized students.


UPCOMING EVENT:  Black Student & Family Forum, 12/4/18 Click here to RSVP

11/27/17 | OKF student leaders speak up
at the OUSD Board Meeting

Oakland Kids First student organizers continue to raise their voices and concerns to the board meeting.

PASS Student Peer
Counseling Program on CBS

This national news story profiles Oakland Kids First student organizers’ important victory in a three-year effort to improve graduation and college attendance rates through an innovative student-created Peer Counseling program. The PASS program — in which students support their peers to set and achieve academic goal plans — launched in 2007 at Oakland Technical High School.

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