Free Urban Trail Blazers Program for Middle School Students

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K-8 School
Middle School

Respect, integrity, courage, and humility. These are values and themes that Urban Trailblazers (UTB) take on as they learn about social and environmental justice issues through exploration and service.

Urban Trailblazers (UTB) is a youth leadership program designed for middle school-age youth that welcomes culturally and economically diverse students from San Francisco public schools to experience their national parks.

We believe and know that the Summer Urban Trailblazer Program is an important program for the Middle School students in our community.

Participants earn a $250 award for full participation in the program. 

We plan to have one session this summer and will be serving 48 students: 

Program Dates/Times: 

  • 6-week session 
  • July 13 to July 29
  • Mandatory Orientation on June 13
  • Regular program days: Tuesday to Friday, 9:30 am to 3pm 
  • No programs from July 4 to July 8
  • Summer sessions include 2 overnight trips at Yosemite National Park and Rob Hill Presidio


  • Be currently enrolled in the 6th, 7th, 8th, and graduating 8th graders
  • Attend a public middle school in San Francisco
  • Be committed to attending daily sessions
  • Complete an application, including questions, and parent or guardian signature
  • Participate in a short interview on Saturday, April 9 and April 16, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm through Zoom 

Apply online:

Applications are due on April 3 at 11:59 pm. 


Sam Tran

Middle School Program Manager 

(415) 561-7759 (text or call)

SFUSD neither endorses nor sponsors the organization or activity described in this announcement. This distribution is provided as a community service.