Youth2Youth Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Peer Certificate Program


Youth2Youth Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Peer Certificate Program is a program to empower youth (ages 16-24) to help each other through the transition from adolescence to adulthood.

Youth2Youth TAY Peer Certificate Program contributes to the workforce by preparing multiculturally competent participants with basic skills and knowledge for entry-level employment in the behavioral health system as peer counselors, and providing academic/career planning that supports their success in institutions of higher learning.

Youth 2 Youth TAY Peer Certificate Program is a 16-week training program that prepares participants with basic counseling skills for entry-level employment in the behavioral health field. Participants attend workshops twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays, 4-7pm) that focus on learning about the wellness and recovery model, developing basic peer counseling skills, and understanding different mental health conditions. Participants will also visit multiple sites within the TAY System of Care. Participants will be paid a stipend upon completion of the Certificate Program. Upon completion of the Certificate Program, graduates have the option to enter the Employment Program and be placed in paid internships.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be between 16 and 24 years of age (aka Transitional Age Youth or TAY)
  • Must be a resident of San Francisco
  • Must be able to provide documentation that you are eligible to legally work in the United States in order to receive payment for participation in the program
  • Be able to commit to a 16-week program that meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays from 4-7pm from 2/12/19 - 5/31/19

What will you get out of the program?

  • Chance to explore the behavioral health field in San Francisco
  • Chance to earn a certificate that could lead to entry-level employment in the mental health field
  • Receive a stipend upon completion of the Certificate Program
  • Employment Program immediately following successful certification that will help you find an internship as a peer counselor
  • Gain connections in the field to people who have similar interests and passions

If you are interested in applying to the program, please download or print out the Application.

Please turn in this application no later than January 15, 2019.

Please email, mail, fax, or apply in person:

1234 Indiana St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Fax: 415-920-6877

If you have any questions, please contact Fei Hu, Program Manager at (415) 530-9080 or