Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)

Complete Address

1255 Allston Way  Berkeley, CA 94702

(on the corner of Allston and Bonar in West Berkeley)


Office: 510.845.9010 Fax: 510.849.1421.

General Email Address  

Berkeley Youth Alternatives is a community based organization. Our vision is to provide a secure and nurturing environment for all the children, youth, and families of our community. We desire to promote, to their fullest potential, the freedom to develop individual skills and visions of the world.


Our mission is to help children, youth, and their families address issues and problems via Prevention by reaching youth before their problems become crises, and via Intervention through the provision of support services to youth entangled in the juvenile justice system. BYA helps to build capacity within individuals to reach their innate potential.

Days Open  
Hours Monday through Friday 9am-6pm. Drop-ins are welcome.
Languages Spoken  
Nearby Bus Lines  
Nearby BART Stops  
Other Locations?  
Volunteer Opportunities?

Afterschool Program Tutor

Tutor children between the ages of 6 and 14 in various subject areas.

Monday - Thursday 3-4:30pm 

September thru June





Be a friend and role model to youth between the ages of 8 and 24 years.  Assist with homework, play sports, do arts and crafts and hang out with your mentee.  Including special outings and events (i.e., job shadowing, college trips, rap sessions).

Fingerprinting Required.

Year Round



Leadership Opportunities?  


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This organization is listed in the Youth Services Directory.