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Huckleberry Youth Programs - Marin

  • Huckleberry Youth Programs - Marin
  • 361 Third Street
    Suite G
  • San Rafael, CA 94901
  • (800) 735-2929

Program Description

The Huckleberry Wellness Academies in San Francisco and Marin are Huckleberry's college access programs, preparing first generation college bound students to fill a growing demand for a diverse health care work force in the Bay Area. We offer: Program Components Include: Internships in healthcare settings Weekly meetings to discuss emerging community and global health issues Academic guidance and tutoring SAT/ACT preparation Exposure to health professions College tours Academic case management Assistance with college applications, as well as scholarship and financial aid applications Parent education and support

Success Stories

Approximately a decade after Huckleberry House opened its doors, Johanna began running away from home to escape an abusive home environment. â??I was separated from my mother when I was two and a half and raised by my abusive father. I started running away when I was about seven or eight and I found living on the street was better than being at home. I had been beaten up and even ate out of a trashcan.â?? Johanna eventually found solace at Huckleberry House. â??I was abused my whole life and when I went to Huckleberry House, it was the end of it. After Huckleberry House I was never abused by my father again. You guys helped me find a better place to live. At 18, I got my own apartment and just really started enjoying my life.â?? She credits the services she received at Huckleberry House for giving her a vision of what a normal, peaceful, and stable home environment could be. â??I ended up OK because even though my childhood was rough I saw another side of life. Huckleberry House showed me what it was like to live in peace and I liked that â?? I loved it actually. I thought thatâ??s the life I want and itâ??s the path I chose. I really canâ??t thank you enough.â?? Now 47, Johanna is celebrating the 20 year anniversary of her own skincare business in San Diego and, â??loves every single day of my life.â?? She plans on donating profits to organizations like Huckleberry Youth Programs.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Race & Ethnicity

  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 2%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 98%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 60
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 40
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Undocumented Students (21)


  • More than 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (2)
  • California State University-Chico (1)
  • California State University-Northridge (1)
  • College of Marin (18)
  • Emory University (1)
  • San Francisco State University (6)
  • San Jose State University (2)
  • Santa Rosa Junior College (6)
  • Sonoma State University (7)
  • University of California-Berkeley (1)
  • University of California-Santa Cruz (1)

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 90%