TAY Academy provides a safe, inclusive, youth-led environment planned at multiple locations throughout San Diego County. The program is a collaborative effort between SDYS, YMCA, and South Bay Community Services to offer resources and give support to transition aged youth (ages 14-25). TAY Academy is designed to be a one-stop center for comprehensive services and support on their journey to independence and self-sufficiency. TAY Academy is a “HUB” for transition age youth in accessing resources, focusing on environmental and personal safety. TAY Academy is dedicated to serving at-risk youth in a manner which is knowledgeable of, and sensitive to, the trauma occurring in their lives. Youth from all interest groups and cultural backgrounds are welcome at each center.