Youth Art Exchange offers free year-round programming for San Francisco public high school students. All classes are free to attend, and several of our programs include stipends for participation.


Applications for Fall 2017 programs are now open! San Francisco public high school students are invited to apply for YAX’s FREE arts classes. Apply online here or pick up a paper application at our office – 29 Howth Street (between Geneva and Ocean Ave, near Balboa Park BART).

This Fall, YAX is offering the following classes:

  • Introduction to Architecture and Construction
  • Advanced Architecture Firm
  • Black + White Photography
  • Music Production
  • Filmmaking
  • Printmaking

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Each session, Youth Art Exchange offers visual, performing, and technical arts classes that meet multiple times each week, over the course of 13 weeks. Spring Session students participate in our annual Howth Street Block Party and showcase their work in a gallery show at Root Division; Fall Session culminates with the citywide San Francisco Youth Art Summit.


For the Summer Session, we offer 50 paid internships in the arts to public high school students in San Francisco. Interns receive professional experience in their medium and a stipend upon completion.