Stories that R.O.C.K. — Celebrating 28 years with stories of impact

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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


  • On October 26, 2022, R.O.C.K. hosted R.O.C.K. Connect 28: Broadening Horizons in celebration of 28 years of service in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley.  The virtual event was fil...

  • Patrick Kirby | 10/27/2022 Today’s 5-Star Guest is Curt Yagi, Executive Director of Real Options for City Kids. (click the link to listen) R.O.C.K. is a fundamental part of t...

  • R.O.C.K. recently teamed up with VSP Vision Care’s Eyes of Hope program along with two volunteer optometrists to provide eye exams and free glasses for over 60 students.  Thi...

  • Feb 15, 2022 Brought to you by The Webby Awards, The Anthem Awards honors the purpose & mission-driven work of people, companies, and organizations worldwide. By amplifying the...

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.