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Inner City Games: a collaborative effort with the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, the San Antonio Sports Foundation, and local businesses, sponsors 25-30 summer sporting events free of charge to all students, ages 7-17, in San Antonio. Participating students are awarded Olympic-style medals, tee shirts, refreshments, and celebrations. Inner City Games provides young people with positive choices that are fun, healthy, and challenging. Learning and participation, not winning and competition, are emphasized.

Patricia Karam, PhD
Updated within the last year

Communities In Schools programs surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success.

Basic Needs: A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold, tired, or cannot see the board. Site coordinators see that students' basic needs are met each day.

Enrichment: Our Site coordinators, enroll students in after-school and summer programs, field trips, and youth conferences to help them gain experience essential to meeting college and career goals.

Academic Assistance: Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment.

Life Skills: Through one-on-one workshops, team building, and guest speakers, we work with students to develop social-emotional learning, character education, social skills building, and conflict resolution.

Behavioral Interventions: Many of our students face and overcome difficult life obstacles. However, their survival skills aren’t always effective in the classroom or the workplace. Our program teaches students positive ways to cope with anger, conflict resolution, and other strategies to keep them focused on school.

Family Engagement: Site coordinators connect families with counselors and social workers to ensure the home is a healthy, nurturing environment where students can feel safe.

This program is for students at Briscoe Elementary School.

Hours
Monday: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
Briscoe Elementary School
(210) 228-3305
Updated within the last 1 month.

Building industry professionals and educators help high school students learn more about potential careers in architecture, engineering, and construction.

During the program, students work in teams under the mentorship of experienced professionals, who guide them through projects that meet real industry requirements. The result is an opportunity to gain practical insight into what building industry professionals do to transform their ideas from an initial concept into a finished building.

Students also visit professional firms, attend College Night at the University of Texas at San Antonio CACP, and attend lectures on industry topics.

At the conclusion of the program year, students present their design solutions and receive feedback from local industry leaders.

In addition, every qualified senior who goes on to university study in a building industry-related field is eligible for a local scholarship.

Call or email if you’d like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities, and rewards for yourself.

Free.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Laura Elvia Hall, AIA, LEED AP Send email
(210) 226-1246
Sidney Lanier High School
(210) 978-7910
Updated within the last 4 months.

Communities In Schools programs surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success.

Basic Needs: A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold, tired, or cannot see the board. Site coordinators see that students' basic needs are met each day.

Enrichment: Our Site coordinators, enroll students in after-school and summer programs, field trips, and youth conferences to help them gain experience essential to meeting college and career goals.

Academic Assistance: Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment.

Life Skills: Through one-on-one workshops, team building, and guest speakers, we work with students to develop social-emotional learning, character education, social skills building, and conflict resolution.

Behavioral Interventions: Many of our students face and overcome difficult obstacles in their lives. However, their survival skills aren’t always effective in the classroom or the workplace. Our program teaches students positive ways to cope with anger, conflict resolution, and other strategies to keep them focused on school.

Family Engagement: Site coordinators connect families with counselors and social workers to ensure the home is a healthy, nurturing environment where students can feel safe.

This program is for students at Sidney Lanier High School.

Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
Sidney Lanier High School
(210) 978-7910
Updated within the last 2 months.

After-School Program – Free tutoring, extracurricular activities, and fresh meals for students in grades K-12. Trained staff and volunteers provide guidance and mentoring by offering homework assistance to ensure students succeed in academics and are promoted to the next level.

Reading Specialists – Promote literacy and a lifelong love of reading for academic success.

Expanded Curriculum – Access to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) modules strengthening their academic foundation for increased confidence and esteem.

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade

Free.

Connectivity Resources
  • Free Computer Use
Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Manuel Garcia
(210) 226-6178
Updated within the last 5 months.

ALAS, SAY Sí’s theatre program, provides students interested in the performing arts with opportunities to develop their skills in acting, directing, playwriting, technical theatre and stage management. Committed to the creation of new and original performance work by, for, and about San Antonio youth, ALAS challenges students to draw from their own experiences, observations, and insights to produce theatre of relevance to their lives and their communities.

ALAS operates as a collaborative ensemble known as the ALAS Youth Theatre Company. In the company, every student’s talent is valued and essential. Students have ownership over their theatrical work, and a voice in the artistic, technical, and creative decisions involved in every aspect of the production process.

Emphasizing leadership skills and civic engagement, ALAS aims to empower youth to create work that addresses community needs and concerns, challenges prejudices and social injustice, and celebrates diversity and difference.

This program is for students in grades 6-11. 

Student Requirements:

  • Parental/guardian permission
  • Reliable transportation to and from SAY Sí
  • A minimum C average in school
  • Commitment to attending the program weekly
  • Commitment to attending the program year-round
  • Commitment to completing all SAY Sí projects in a timely manner while acting as a positive influence in the studios
  • Current enrollment in middle school or high school (public, private, or home school)

How to Apply:

  • Read ALL SAY Sí Student Requirements above
  • Read SAY Sí Program Descriptions. High school applicants will choose one program to potentially join. Middle School WAM Applicants can indicate their top two choices, but acceptance into those options will be based on availability.
  • Visit our application page and fill out the SAY Sí Application Form. All applications must be submitted digitally.
  • SAY Sí staff will review all applicants and contact eligible candidates to schedule an in-person interview.
  • Students will be notified of the decision via email and letter after interviews have been completed and all applicants have been reviewed.
  • After your interview, acceptance or deferral letters will be sent by mail.
  • All accepted students and parents will be contacted to attend a MANDATORY new student/parent orientation in order to officially join SAY Sí.
  • Click here to apply

Free

After School Schedule: High School Studios: Mondays and Tuesdays, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM Middle School Studios: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:30PM – 7:00 PM Summer Hours: High School Studios: Mondays and Tuesdays, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Middle School Studios: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:30PM – 6:00 PM
Amalia Ortiz
(210) 201-4950
Updated within the last 4 months.

SAY Sí’s Media Arts Studio is a creative innovative technology-based learning program that provides a hands-on focus on filmmaking and photography. Throughout the year, SAY Sí students, along with the help of professional staff and established professionals in the media industry, collaborate and produce short films and documentaries. Students have the opportunity to explore and utilize their talents in all phases of the production, from writing the screenplay, scouting film locations, directing or budgeting, to casting, editing, creating an original musical score or working collaboratively on lighting production. Once the film is produced, the students also work on the accompanying marketing of their work in addition to showcasing their movies’ premieres.

This program is for students in grades 6-11. 

Student Requirements:
• Parental/guardian permission
• Reliable transportation to and from SAY Sí
• A minimum C average in school
• Commitment to attending the program weekly
• Commitment to attending the program year-round
• Commitment to completing all SAY Sí projects in a timely manner while acting as a positive influence in the studios
• Current enrollment in middle school or high school (public, private or home school)

How to Apply:
• Read ALL SAY Sí Student Requirements above
• Read SAY Sí Program Descriptions. High school applicants will choose one program to potentially join. Middle School WAM Applicants can indicate their top two choices, but acceptance into those options will be based on availability.
• Visit our application page and fill out the SAY Sí Application Form. All applications must be submitted digitally.
• SAY Sí staff will review all applicants, and eligible candidates will participate in an interview. • • SAY Sí will contact eligible candidates to schedule an in-person interview.
• Students will be notified of the decision via email and letter after interviews have been completed and all applicants have been reviewed.
• After your interview, acceptance or deferral letters will be sent by mail. All accepted students and parents will be required to attend a new student/parent orientation in order to officially join SAY Sí. Orientation is MANDATORY.

Click here to apply

Free

After school Schedule: High School Studios: Mondays and Tuesdays, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM Middle School Studios: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 PM – 7:00PM Summer Hours: High School Studios: Mondays and Tuesdays, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Middle School Studios: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:30 PM– 6:00 PM
Jackson Lundquist
(210) 201-4950
Updated within the last 4 months.

WAM, SAY Sí’s multidisciplinary middle school program, is a year-round Saturday program in visual arts, theatre, media arts and new media. SAY Sí employs its junior and senior high school students to work as student instructors, allowing for reciprocally beneficial peer-to-peer mentoring.

Classes take place each Saturday throughout the calendar year and focus on long-term individual achievement and skills enhancement. The mentoring between our high school and middle school students is a unique aspect to this program. It gives middle school students the opportunity to learn from some of our advanced high school students and it gives our high school students real-world job skills and experience. Students in this program work on projects that develop cognitive skills, including; problem solving, reasoning, and decision-making as well as interpersonal skills such as oral communication, teamwork and self-fulfillment.

This program is for students in grades 6-8.

Student Requirements:
• Parental/guardian permission
• Reliable transportation to and from SAY Sí
• A minimum C average in school
• Commitment to attending the program weekly
• Commitment to attending the program year-round
• Commitment to completing all SAY Sí projects in a timely manner while acting as a positive influence in the studios
• Current enrollment in middle school or high school (public, private or home school)

How to Apply:
• Read ALL SAY Sí Student Requirements above
• Read SAY Sí Program Descriptions. High school applicants will choose one program to potentially join. Middle School WAM Applicants can indicate their top two choices, but acceptance into those options will be based on availability.
• Visit our application page and fill out the SAY Sí Application Form. All applications must be submitted digitally.
• SAY Sí staff will review all applicants, and eligible candidates will participate in an interview. • • SAY Sí will contact eligible candidates to schedule an in-person interview.
• Students will be notified of the decision via email and letter after interviews have been completed and all applicants have been reviewed.
• After your interview, acceptance or deferral letters will be sent by mail. All accepted students and parents will be required to attend a new student/parent orientation in order to officially join SAY Sí. Orientation is MANDATORY.

Click here to apply

Free

Summer Hours: High School Studios: Mondays and Tuesdays, 12:00 PM– 6:00 PM Middle School Studios: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:30PM – 6:00 PM
Stephanie LaFroscia
Updated within the last 4 months.

The HIVE is the youngest and second-largest SAY Sí studio. There student-artists focus on digital arts, comics, animation, creative coding, game design, new media, transmedia, interactivity, and storytelling through systems.

HIVE challenges youth to think about interactivity, analyze art and new media critically and decide when working collaboratively or working independently are the best modes for getting their ideas across. Students explore new kinds of media and intersections of different media and make anything that they need computers to produce or experience.

In the HIVE students:

  • design characters
  • make comics and animations
  • write interactive fiction (choose your adventures)
  • design books, card games, and board games
  • program big games in Unity3D
  • program small games in PICO-8
  • make procedural art in Processing (processing.org)
  • build augmented reality apps, Kinect games, and interactive installations
  • map projections on things
  • record podcasts and sound art
  • make digital paintings and stickers and papercrafts

This program is for students in grades 6-11. 

Student Requirements:
• Parental/guardian permission
• Reliable transportation to and from SAY Sí
• A minimum C average in school
• Commitment to attending the program weekly
• Commitment to attending the program year-round
• Commitment to completing all SAY Sí projects in a timely manner while acting as a positive influence in the studios
• Current enrollment in middle school or high school (public, private or home school)

How to Apply:
• Read ALL SAY Sí Student Requirements above
• Read SAY Sí Program Descriptions. High school applicants will choose one program to potentially join. Middle School WAM Applicants can indicate their top two choices, but acceptance into those options will be based on availability.
• Visit our application page and fill out the SAY Sí Application Form. All applications must be submitted digitally.
• SAY Sí staff will review all applicants, and eligible candidates will participate in an interview. • • SAY Sí will contact eligible candidates to schedule an in-person interview.
• Students will be notified of the decision via email and letter after interviews have been completed and all applicants have been reviewed.
• After your interview, acceptance or deferral letters will be sent by mail. All accepted students and parents will be required to attend a new student/parent orientation in order to officially join SAY Sí. Orientation is MANDATORY.

Click here to apply

Free

After school Schedule: High School Studios: Mondays and Tuesdays, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM Middle School Studios: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 PM– 7:00 PM Summer Hours: High School Studios: Mondays and Tuesdays, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Middle School Studios: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:30 PM– 6:00 PM
Updated within the last 4 months.

Students study drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, and art history with a focus on the development of entrepreneurial and marketing skills. The program’s participants consist of approximately 50 students that attend studio sessions throughout the week that offer creative projects involving a variety of mediums and opportunities to explore and master new techniques.

SAY Sí’s visual arts program aims to provide students projects which involve cultural relevance and a variety of mediums; mentoring, instruction and guidance from staff and visiting artists; entrepreneurial and exhibition opportunities for students to financially benefit from the display and sale of their work; assistance with the development of portfolios, resumes, and applications to art schools, community colleges, and universities, and/or assistance in finding jobs upon graduation from high school.

To be eligible to apply, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Parental/guardian permission
  • Reliable transportation to and from SAY Sí
  • Current enrollment in middle school or high school (public, private, or home school), grades 6-11
  • A minimum C average in school
  • A commitment to:
  • Abide by SAY Sí’s in-person COVID-19 safety protocols, including
  • wearing a mask.
  • Good attendance year-round
  • Complete all SAY Sí projects in a timely manner
  • Act as a positive influence in the studios
  • Attend weekly studio sessions and student meetings for high schoolers

Student applicants must meet ALL of the above requirements to be eligible for the SAY Sí program. Following acceptance into the program, incoming student-artists must also fill out a mandatory student Memorandum of Understanding. 

How to Apply:
• Read ALL SAY Sí Student Requirements above
• Read SAY Sí Program Descriptions. High school applicants will choose one program to potentially join. Middle School WAM Applicants can indicate their top two choices, but acceptance into those options will be based on availability.
• Visit our application page and fill out the SAY Sí Application Form. All applications must be submitted digitally.
• SAY Sí staff will review all applicants, and eligible candidates will participate in an interview. • • SAY Sí will contact eligible candidates to schedule an in-person interview.
• Students will be notified of the decision via email and letter after interviews have been completed and all applicants have been reviewed.
• After your interview, acceptance or deferral letters will be sent by mail. All accepted students and parents will be required to attend a new student/parent orientation in order to officially join SAY Sí. Orientation is MANDATORY.

Click here to apply

Free

After school Schedule: High School Studios: Mondays and Tuesdays, 3:30 PM– 7:30 PM Middle School Studios: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 PM – 7:00PM Summer Hours: High School Studios: Mondays and Tuesdays, 12:00 PM– 6:00 PM Middle School Studios: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:30PM – 6:00 PM
Michael Foerster
(210) 212-8666
Updated within the last 4 months.

The Victory Center is the home to:

Veteran Affairs

  • For military-affiliated students with support including academic advising, benefit certification, tutoring, support groups and counseling, and career services.

disABILITY Support Services 

  • The mission of disABILITY Support Services (dSS) at San Antonio College (SAC) is to provide reasonable accommodations and facilitate access to on-campus courses as well as distance education for students with disabilities. 

TRiO Project Valor

  • Project VALOR collaborates with students in their development of academic, social, and marketable skills while enrolled at San Antonio College. Our program provides students with holistic academic support within a learning community of peers.

    The TRiO VSSS program is offered at no cost to students. We provide academic and community support for student veterans studying at San Antonio College.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

*(Closed on Fridays in June and July)
Updated within the last month

Communities In Schools programs surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success.

Basic Needs: A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold or tired, or cannot see the board. Site coordinators see to it that students' basic needs are met each day.

Enrichment: Our Site coordinators enroll students in a wide variety of after-school and summer programs, field trips and youth conferences to help them gain experience that is essential to meeting college and career goals.

Academic Assistance: Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment for our students.

Life Skills: Through one-on-one workshops, team building, and guest speakers, we work with students to develop social-emotional learning, character education, social skills building, and conflict resolution.

Behavioral Interventions: Many of our students face and overcome difficult obstacles in their lives. However, their survival skills aren’t always effective in the classroom or in the workplace. Our program teaches students positive ways to cope with anger, conflict resolution, and other strategies to keep them focused on school.

Family Engagement: Site coordinators connect families with counselors and social workers to make sure that home is a healthy, nurturing environment where a student can feel safe.

This program is for students at Travis Early College.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
Travis Early College
(210) 738-9830
Updated within the last 5 months.

Communities In Schools programs surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success.

Basic Needs: A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold, tired, or cannot see the board. Site coordinators see that students' basic needs are met each day.

Enrichment: Our Site coordinators, enroll students in after-school and summer programs, field trips, and youth conferences to help them gain experience essential to meeting college and career goals.

Academic Assistance: Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment.

Life Skills: Through one-on-one workshops, team building, and guest speakers, we work with students to develop social-emotional learning, character education, social skills building, and conflict resolution.

Behavioral Interventions: Many of our students face and overcome difficult obstacles in their lives. However, their survival skills aren’t always effective in the classroom or the workplace. Our program teaches students positive ways to cope with anger, conflict resolution, and other strategies to keep them focused on school.

Family Engagement: Site coordinators connect families with counselors and social workers to ensure the home is a healthy, nurturing environment where students can feel safe.

This program is for students at Herff Elementary School.

Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
Herff Elementary School
(210) 228-3330
Updated within the last 2 months.
1.72 miles away, 123 Ralph St, San Antonio, TX, 78204 , D5

The Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio changes lives through high-quality afterschool and summer programs in a safe, affordable, and fun environment.

Afterschool Programming

BGCSA offers a weekday Afterschool Program for kids all through the school year! Our Clubhouses are open weekdays, 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM, making it an easy choice for parents. The daily schedule begins with Power Hour™, an hour dedicated to homework help and completion.

Kids then rotate through age-appropriate activities! Kids will be able to enjoy gym and playground time, sports practices, reading or math tutoring, fine arts, and more! Our preteens and teenagers have more guided activities, such as college visits, career skills building, driving simulations, and leadership and community-service-focused clubs.

BGCSA offers more support by offering transportation to Clubhouse locations. Snacks and/or meals are also provided to all kids before they head home.

Click here to learn more.

Summer Programming

Our Summer Program provides structured activities and a safe place, Monday – Friday, from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM, during 6 weeks of summer break. Similar to our Afterschool Program, youth are engaged in age-appropriate activities focused on curbing the summer learning loss, building character, and forming healthy habits.

Additionally, kids get to attend Club-sponsored field trips to indoor swimming pools, local businesses, outdoor parks, and community attractions. Have no fear parents, kids won’t come home hungry! Healthy and balanced meals and snacks are provided throughout the day during summer programs.

Click here to learn more.

Core Programs

BGCA offers local Clubs tested, proven, and nationally recognized programs that closely align with the developmental needs of all young people. We aim to put our youth on the path to great futures!

Click here and scroll down to learn more.

BGCSA serves kids ages 6 to 18 years old.

Call for membership availability.

Transportation from KIPP Un Mundo Elementary, KIPP Camino Middle School, KIPP Camino High School, YWLA Primary, Carvajal Elementary, Tafolla Middle School, Rhodes Middle School, and Lanier High School.

Membership is done annually, per session on a first-come, first-served basis at the Club of your choice.

All registrants must complete a membership application and complete the registration fee of $100/per child and $25/per teen.

Hardship scholarships are readily available, and all military youth or youth on Medicaid Amerigroup are free.

Registration fees are capped at $300 per family.

Click here to register.

*Except some school holidays
Updated within the last 3 months.

The need in our area is great. Our area has some of the highest levels of fatherlessness, poverty, abuse, and lowest education rates. The need for a relationship based youth ministry is necessary to our community.

We will see life change in our youth by developing a team of leaders that will pursue the youth in our community where the youth are. They will serve the youth both emotionally and spiritually. Our heart is through our relationship based ministry to lead them to a personal relationship with Christ.

Fellowship
Weekly Meeting/Small Groups – We focus on the youth and engage them, showing them God’s love. We do this by creating a safe place in our building and by the way we interact with each young person.

Relationship
Knowing who God is – We have worship, teachings, and practical lessons that help direct the students to a relationship with Jesus!

Discipleship
Mentoring the students – We walk through life with our students encouraging and showing them how their relationship with Jesus and their day to day lives can thrive.

We will see life change in our youth by developing a team of leaders that will pursue the youth in our community where the youth are. They will serve the youth both emotionally and spiritually. Our heart is through our relationship based ministry to lead them to a personal relationship with Christ.

Free.

Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Jason Brooks Send email
(210) 270-7421
Misti Brooks Send email
(210) 247-8494
Updated within the last 4 months.

Young Achievers is an award-winning college preparatory program offered by Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio. Through weekly workshops, college visits, and a dedicated mentor program Young Achievers aims for its participants to enter high school with a complete understanding of the college admissions and financial aid process.

The signature aspect of Young Achievers is its mentor program. Over a 12-week period during the spring, service-minded adults match with a student in an effort to promote their intellectual development. Specifically, the program is designed to improve students' writing skills by addressing the college essay. Participating mentors coach students through the writing process, offering tips and strategies to make the writing process more manageable. The program concludes with its annual College Essay Writing Challenge.

Middle school age Boys and Girls Clubs members.

Free.

Updated within the last year

The Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio changes lives through high-quality afterschool and summer programs in a safe, affordable, and fun environment.

BGCSA serves kids ages 6 to 18 years old.

Call for membership availability.

Transportation is available from Hillcrest Elementary, Bonham Elementary, Briscoe Elementary, Harris Middle School, Brackenridge High School, Burbank High School, Advanced Learning Academy, Fox Tech High School, Cast Tech High School, KIPP Esperanza Elementary, KIPP Aspire Middle School, and KIPP U-Prep High School.

Clubhouse membership is $100 for the school year and $100 for the summer.

Teen membership is $25 for the summer.

Our HISD extended day programs are on a sliding scale fee and require proof of income to verify household income levels.

Hardship scholarships are readily available; and all military youth or youth on Medicaid Amerigroup are free.

Registration fees are capped at $300 per family.

Afterschool: Monday - Friday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Summer: Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Updated within the last year

Our array of SMART Programs develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.

SMART Moves Goal:
To help young people resist the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and postpone sexual activity.

Program:

  • SMART Kids, ages 6-9, provides youth with the knowledge, skills and self- esteem to help them make healthy choices, practice healthy behaviors and avoid risky behaviors and situations, including involvement with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
  • Start SMART, ages 10-12, provides young people with the knowledge, skills, self-esteem and peer support to help them make healthy choices, practice responsible behaviors, avoid using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and postpone sexual activity and practice abstinence first.
  • Stay SMART, ages 13-15, provides young people with the knowledge, skills, self-esteem and peer support to help them make healthy choices, practice responsible behaviors, avoid using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and postpone sexual activity.

SMART Leaders Goal:
To help teens become positive role models for their peers and keep them involved in SMART Moves after they complete the Stay SMART component of the program.

Program:

  • SMART Leaders is a two-year peer leader/booster program for Boys and Girls Club members who have completed the Stay SMART component of SMART Moves. It is designed to prepare teens to become leaders in their Club and community. Participants engage in educational discussions about alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs and are encouraged to recruit other youth for the program. Components include:
  • SMART Leaders I: is a five-session, small-group program followed by a prevention involvement component in which the SMART Leaders youth participate as peer leaders and positive role models in prevention-related and other general activities in the organization.
  • SMART Leaders II: is a flexible small-group discussion program plus involvement component for youth who have completed SMART Leaders I.

SMART Girls Goal:
To help girls develop and adopt a healthy attitude and lifestyle, as well as acquire and maintain a positive self-concept, sound decision-making skills and mentor relationships

Program:

  • SMART Girls is a health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program for female Club members ages 8 to17. The program is designed to encourage healthy attitudes and lifestyles that will enable adolescent/teen girls to develop to their full potential. SMART Girls offers a module for girls ages 8-12 years and a module for girls ages 13-17 years. Each module consists of two components:
  • Part One: It’s your Body examines media influences on attitudes about females, personal values in dating relationships, date violence, date rape and sexual harassment, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual myths and truths, getting regular gynecological care, and the physical and emotional changes girls experience.
  • Part Two: Take Care of your Body identifies ways to attain healthy eating habits, meet specific nutritional needs, develop basic cooking skills and become physically fit and active. It also emphasizes the importance of knowing how to use the health care delivery system.

Date SMART Goal:
To allow Club members to examine their feelings about dating and relationships, as well as encourage teens to become community advocates for relationships based on equality and mutual respect.

Program:

  • Date SMART is for 13- to 18-year-olds and is intended to increase young people’s understanding and build the skills they need to achieve healthy relationships free of violence and abuse. Club members increase their ability to help friends and family members who may be experiencing dating, sexual or domestic violence.
  • The Date SMART program includes 10 fun, engaging and easy-to-use sessions:
    o Friendship and More
    o True Love
    o Abuse and Respect
    o Strong Men and Strong Women
    o Meeting of the Minds
    o What is sexual assault?
    o Going Out, Breaking Up and Good Communication
    o Speaking Up for Violence-Free Relationships
    o Dating Jeopardy
    o Celebrating New Relationships and Building Support

Boys and Girls Club members ages 6-17.

Free.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Ada Saenz Send email

Youth of the Year is a national leadership development program, beginning at local Clubs, that celebrates the lives of teen Club members who have overcome incredible odds to make a significant impact on their family, friends, and community. With one-on-one mentors, teens receive training in public speaking, essay writing, and team building all leading to the final competition and title of “Youth of the Year.”

Boys and Girls Club members ages 14-18.

Free.

School Year Hours: Monday - Friday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Summer Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ada Saenz Send email
Updated within the last month

The San Antonio AIDS Foundation provides a continuum of care to low-income HIV-positive men, women, and transgender individuals. Our services include resource and benefits assistance, case management, mental health counseling, medical care, pharmacy services, housing, and a year-round hot meal program.

We offer onsite and mobile testing for HIV and STDs, as well as HIV prevention education presentations in local public schools, colleges and universities, adult probation facilities, and teen detention programs.

Services are only available to individuals living with HIV/AIDS who are registered clients of the San Antonio AIDS Foundation.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 2 months.

If you are a high school student in the San Antonio area, Alamo Academies is an invaluable resource. We give juniors and seniors the unique opportunity to explore a variety of STEM career paths so you can make educated decisions on your futures. 94% of students who graduate from our programs pursue higher education, join the armed forces or enter into high-wage employment in career fields related to Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology/Security, Healthcare, and Diesel Technology.

Updated within the last year

Communities In Schools programs surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success.

Basic Needs: A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold or tired, or cannot see the board. Site coordinators see to it that students' basic needs are met each day.

Enrichment: Our Site coordinators enroll students in a wide variety of after-school and summer programs, field trips and youth conferences to help them gain experience that is essential to meeting college and career goals.

Academic Assistance: Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment for our students.

Life Skills: Through one-on-one workshops, team building, and guest speakers, we work with students to develop social-emotional learning, character education, social skills building, and conflict resolution.

Behavioral Interventions: Many of our students face and overcome difficult obstacles in their lives. However, their survival skills aren’t always effective in the classroom or in the workplace. Our program teaches students positive ways to cope with anger, conflict resolution, and other strategies to keep them focused on school.

Family Engagement: Site coordinators connect families with counselors and social workers to make sure that home is a healthy, nurturing environment where a student can feel safe.

This program is for students at Green Elementary.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
Green Elementary
(210) 228-3325
Updated within the last 5 months.

Pastor Mooney enjoys telling the story of how he came to Christ and is willing to discuss the Word of God with anyone. Pastor Mooney was ordained as a minister in 1996, devotes his life to the Lord, and welcomes everyone to join the churches activities and services. He strongly believes that “It takes one to know one and show them the way.” Pastor Mooney is a living example that “God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you always have sufficiency in all things, and that you may have an abundance for every good thing” (2 COR 9:8 NKJV).

Our vision is to help the homeless, and those on drugs (crack cocaine, alcohol, downers, uppers, and heroin) and those in gangs. These individuals need a chance to have a job and money to help them start over again with a new life. We see them on our street corners all over the world. We need, as a people, to come together and help feed and clothe these individuals. We, as human beings are complete with body, mind, and spirit.

Sunday worship service: 11 AM Tuesday Bible Study: 6 PM
Henry Mooney
(210) 251-2040
Detra Mooney
(210) 251-2040
Updated within the last year

Grades 3-5:

Girls on the Run inspires girls of all abilities to recognize their individual strengths, while building a sense of connection in a team setting. At the end of the season, the team completes a 5K together, which provides a tangible sense of accomplishment and sets a confident mindset into motion.

Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last year

This SA Hope Center program connects individuals and families with Social Workers, whom we call Mentors, to work together and address the root cause(s) of chronic poverty.

Mentors team with the program participants to create personalized goals that increase physical, emotional, and spiritual health by focusing on each person's unique strengths.

When empowering each individual through our programs, they begin positive steps towards achieving their goals of financial literacy, strengthening the family unit, career readiness, adult education, and overall wellness.

This program serves students working towards their GED, ESL, and certification classes such as administrative assistant, CNA, phlebotomy, IT, etc. All Restore Education students are eligible.

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 4 months.

Communities In Schools programs surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success.

Basic Needs: A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold, tired, or cannot see the board. Site coordinators see that students' basic needs are met each day.

Enrichment: Our Site coordinators, enroll students in after-school and summer programs, field trips, and youth conferences to help them gain experience essential to meeting college and career goals.

Academic Assistance: Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment.

Life Skills: Through one-on-one workshops, team building, and guest speakers, we work with students to develop social-emotional learning, character education, social skills building, and conflict resolution.

Behavioral Interventions: Many of our students face and overcome difficult life obstacles. However, their survival skills aren’t always effective in the classroom or the workplace. Our program teaches students positive ways to cope with anger, conflict resolution, and other strategies to keep them focused on school.

Family Engagement: Site coordinators connect families with counselors and social workers to ensure the home is a healthy, nurturing environment where students can feel safe.

This program is for students at De Zavala Elementary School.

Hours
Monday: 8:05 AM - 3:20 PM
Tuesday: 8:05 AM - 3:20 PM
Wednesday: 8:05 AM - 3:20 PM
Thursday: 8:05 AM - 3:20 PM
Friday: 8:05 AM - 3:20 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
De Zavala Elementary School
(210) 978-7975
Updated within the last 1 month.

Communities In Schools programs surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success.

Basic Needs: A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold, tired, or cannot see the board. Site coordinators see that students' basic needs are met each day.

Enrichment: Our Site coordinators, enroll students in after-school and summer programs, field trips, and youth conferences to help them gain experience essential to meeting college and career goals.

Academic Assistance: Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment.

Life Skills: Through one-on-one workshops, team building, and guest speakers, we work with students to develop social-emotional learning, character education, social skills building, and conflict resolution.

Behavioral Interventions: Many of our students face and overcome difficult obstacles in their lives. However, their survival skills aren’t always effective in the classroom or the workplace. Our program teaches students positive ways to cope with anger, conflict resolution, and other strategies to keep them focused on school.

Family Engagement: Site coordinators connect families with counselors and social workers to ensure the home is a healthy, nurturing environment where students can feel safe.

This program is for students at Joel C Harris Middle School.

Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
Joel C Harris Middle School
(210) 228-1220
Updated within the last 2 months.

The Gang Rehabilitation Ending Affiliation Ties (G.R.E.A.T.) program focuses on outreach by trusted community outreach workers who serve as mentors and positive role models for youth at risk of recruitment into a gang.

Core program services include:

  • Tutoring
  • Continuing Education
  • Navigation
  • Employment Training
  • Housing Assistance
  • Food Support
Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Bennie Price Send email
(281) 509-1397
Rosemary Williams Send email
(210) 332-7298
Updated within the last year

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity.

¡Vamos Ya! is a Divine Redeemer Presbyterian Church ministry that serves at-risk youth in the near-Westside community of San Antonio, Texas. ¡Vamos Ya! guides our neighborhood youth to realize their full potential and grow into productive people through holistic support and caring relationships.

What started with community youth at Teen Night expressing the need for a safe place to develop their life skills and nurture their passions grew into House of Teens in 2003. As the program grew and connected to more families, it became evident that a program for community children was needed; this awareness brought about Peace Pals. In 2010, Multi-Level Educational Youth Outreach (MEYO) was created, encompassing Peace Pals, House of Teens, the Rivera Scholarship Fund, and supporting partnerships with other area organizations. 2012, our summer program Peace Camp began, and in 2018, MEYO became ¡Vamos Ya!

Monday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: CLOSED Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Letty Alcocer Send email
(210) 433-9551
Mary Suttles
Updated within the last year

Communities In Schools programs surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success.

Basic Needs: A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold or tired, or cannot see the board. Site coordinators see to it that students' basic needs are met each day.

Enrichment: Our Site coordinators enroll students in a wide variety of after-school and summer programs, field trips and youth conferences to help them gain experience that is essential to meeting college and career goals.

Academic Assistance: Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment for our students.

Life Skills: Through one-on-one workshops, team building, and guest speakers, we work with students to develop social-emotional learning, character education, social skills building, and conflict resolution.

Behavioral Interventions: Many of our students face and overcome difficult obstacles in their lives. However, their survival skills aren’t always effective in the classroom or in the workplace. Our program teaches students positive ways to cope with anger, conflict resolution, and other strategies to keep them focused on school.

Family Engagement: Site coordinators connect families with counselors and social workers to make sure that home is a healthy, nurturing environment where a student can feel safe.

This program is for students at Barkley-Ruiz Elementary.

Hours
Monday: 8:05 AM - 3:20 PM
Tuesday: 8:05 AM - 3:20 PM
Wednesday: 8:05 AM - 3:20 PM
Thursday: 8:05 AM - 3:20 PM
Friday: 8:05 AM - 3:20 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
Barkley-Ruiz Elementary
(210) 978-7940
Updated within the last 5 months.