Real Options for City Kids (R.O.C.K.)


Our mission is to nurture the healthy development of children by listening attentively to their needs and by providing opportunities to those who might not otherwise have access.

Real Options for City Kids Mission, Purpose and History

Our Story


Real Options for City Kids Mission, Purpose and History

ROCK Programs High Quality Active and Academic Programming

Signature Programs


High-Quality Active and Academic Programming

R.O.C.K. Has Become Fundamental in Visitacion Valley

Our Impact


R.O.C.K. Has Become Fundamental in Our Community

Featured News


  • You Get a Backpack! By Sarah Meike, Special Projects Coordinator The week before school started, the Visitacion Valley community came together to make sure that our kids were ready...

  • The Warriors were featured on NBC’s TODAY show this morning when the team, along with the Good Tidings Foundation, unveiled a refurbished basketball court at Visitacion Valley Midd...

  • Velodyne Sponsors June 20 ‘Funk Out With R.O.C.K.’ Event in Support of ‘Real Options for City Kids’ What do a non-profit organization that enriches the lives of youth in San Franci...

Want to see a better tomorrow for Visitacion Valley?

Let’s start with our kids.

I can honestly say from experience that R.O.C.K. consists of people who genuinely care for the kids. I started attending R.O.C.K. as an eight year old at “Skill Drills” on Saturdays and as I got older, R.O.C.K. continued to be a part of my life.

– Monique Garrett, Past Participant
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Trusted by various organizations, schools and people in the community


High-quality Active and Academic Programming


By giving kids the chance to participate in our fun and nurturing programs, R.O.C.K. ensures every kid has the opportunity to develop, grow and thrive in a safe environment.