Youth Programs near 78205

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(210) 352-7000

Bits ‘n Bytes is our after-school club open to students in 3rd-6th grade in San Antonio (and beyond). We meet virtually on Mondays and Wednesdays to introduce young learners to computational thinking through fun, engaging, and interactive activities. We offer three rotating series so students can grow their skills in several areas:

  • Code Adventures: Students build their programming abilities by working in a variety of block coding environments.
  • Digital Literacy: From cyber security to digital citizenship, Youth Code Jam staff introduce students to a variety of topics to make them better computer and internet users.
  • Puzzle Club: We practice our problem-solving skills by working through logic puzzles together! Students will stretch their strategic thinking by approaching a puzzle from a few perspectives, which will help them build their program design abilities.

Age: 3rd - 6th grade

Join us via Zoom for live sessions.

Registration closes for each session at noon (12 p.m.) CT on the day of the program.

Click here for registration and more program information.

Free

Monday & Wednesday: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Program dates vary, please check our website for the latest updates.
(726) 444-0925 Send email
Erron Gonzalez - Program Director Send email

The Neighborhood Place is a community hub that brings services and resources together to empower families on the Westside of San Antonio.

The Neighborhood Place serves the entire community but targets three surrounding zip codes: 78228, 78237, 78207.

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: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED

Why We Measure:

By using data as the foundation of our work, we seek to show that for our young people to succeed, the systems they experience must change. The data show that our systems are not equitable for Bexar County’s young people, especially our Black and Latinx communities. We believe in using data to inform our partners and community, to compel action to change these systems and to help our young people be ready for the future.

Who Utilizes This Data:

  • Researchers
  • Practioners
  • Community Members
  • Youth and Families

Where We Seek Change:

We believe in the importance of disaggregating data by race, ethnicity, income, gender, and citizenship status whenever possible. This can then help those in power make informed decisions on how existing disparities within systems lead to disparities in outcomes.

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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(210) 787-4655

Excel Beyond the Bell San Antonio began in 2012 as a professional network to develop and ensure standards for five-star youth development programs and to ensure young people in Bexar County have access to the developmental relationships they need to succeed.

Data provided to the network from local school districts helps all partners better understand young people in their organizations and it empowers youth development leaders to not just anecdotally know why developmental relationships are important — it provides them with evidence on which to base organizational decisions.

Shelby Drayton - Manager
(210) 787-4655
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COVID-19 Notice: CafeCollege is offering phone and virtual advising or college access services in our community during our mandated closure. Advising will be available during our normal open hours: Tues-Thurs 8:00am -7:00pm, Fri-Sat 8:00am- 5:00pm. Please complete an advising request form and an advisor will follow up with you.

The City of San Antonio provides scholarship assistance through the San Antonio Education Partnership (SAEP) at participating colleges and universities.

The overall goal of the San Antonio Education Partnership is to close the college graduation gap in San Antonio by assisting students with graduating from high school, enrolling in college, and receiving a college degree and/or certificate, leading to a creation of a more educated citizenry to improve the city’s future economic prospects. The scholarship is available at 25 high schools in 8 school districts.

The program is successful because of the unique partnership that unites students, schools, local colleges and universities, business, civic, and government leaders.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:
• Sign the Student Commitment to College form
• Graduate with an overall 95% attendance rate
• Graduate with an overall 80% grade average
• Graduate from a participating high school
• Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA or TASFA required)
• Enroll full-time at a participating college or university

Scholarship Awards:
• Community College - $300/semester
• Public University - $425/semester
• Private University - $750/semester

Mon–Fri, 8:00am–5:00pm
SAEP Send email
(210) 207-4766
Fox Technical High School
(210) 738-9730
COVID-19 Notice

cafécollege is offering phone/virtual advising for college access services during the COVID-19 closure. 

Advising is available during normal open hours.

Click here to complete the Advising Request form and an advisor will follow up with you within 24 business hours.

cafecollege provides FIVE key services:

  • Helping students set and keep short- and long-term academic and career goals by building a college-going culture.
  • Increasing awareness of career opportunities and assisting with planning of career paths, to include increasing student knowledge and awareness of STEM fields for career opportunities in San Antonio.
  • Increasing awareness of higher education opportunities and assisting with college entry and enrollment.
  • Increasing awareness of higher education opportunities and assisting with college entry and enrollment.
  • Providing guidance and coaching as students transition from high school to college with confidence and success, as well as opportunities for character development, including the essential skills needed to become an effective leader.

High school students and adults with college aspirations but no college credit.

Free.

Tuesday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Friday - Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM No appointment necessary.
Lisa Cunningham - Executive Director
(210) 207-4528
COVID-19 Notice

All of our programs are operating as normal.

Healy-Murphy can help you earn your Texas Certification of High School Equivalency (GED) and move on to college or employment with individualized test preparation classes and case management. Because we are also a licensed Pearson Vue testing site, you can complete your exams here, too.

Age requirements for test preparation classes: Females 18-25 (court ordered 16-25); Males 18-21 (court ordered 16-21)

Click here to register and pay for High School Equivalency (GED) testing only.
Students who participate in the preparation classes with high attendance are eligible for financial assistance for GED test fees.

GED preparation classes are Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM with extended hours available as needed. GED testing services are available Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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(210) 223-2944
COVID-19 Notice

All of our programs are operating as normal.

Healy-Murphy’s high school program is education for a lifetime.
Who you are matters. Everyone comes to Healy-Murphy with a story. We want to give you the tools to build a brighter future.
Healy-Murphy Center can help you earn your high school diploma. You can get your diploma here or catch up on credits and return to your previous school. Our staff will work with you to develop a schedule that fits your goals.

Own your future with:

  • Self-paced classes
  • Case management
  • Daycare for parenting students
  • Job placement assistance
  • Flexible schedules for working students
  • Reading skills development
  • Career guidance
Monday: 7:45 AM – 3:45 PM Tuesday: 7:45 AM – 3:45 PM Wednesday: 7:45 AM – 3:45 PM Thursday: 7:45 AM – 3:45 PM Friday: 7:45 AM – 3:45 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
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(210) 223-2944
0.72 miles away, 618 Live Oak, San Antonio, TX, 78202 , D2
COVID-19 Notice

All of our regional programsCommunity Counseling, Get FIT, Wesley Nurse—have resumed on-site operations across our service area, and may adjust depending on local health guidelines and infection rates.

Our clinic hours have changed.

Click here for details.

The Get FIT (Families in Training) program is a preventive program aimed at averting Type II diabetes, obesity, and sedentary lifestyles for school-aged children and their families.

The program is offered throughout the academic year at various school districts, and in the summer as a one-month youth summer camp. Get FIT integrates nutrition, physical fitness, and character education to not only support the physical needs of students and their families but also facilitate the healing of the mind, body, and spirit.

Get FIT's goal is to transform the lives of people in medically underserved, rural communities. The program focuses on actively engaging community members and stakeholders in the planning, designing, and delivery of services and programs that meet the unmet needs of their community.

Get FIT is currently offered in Batesville, Cotulla, San Antonio, Santa Rosa, and Uvalde. Enrollment is free and open year-round on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in bringing Get FIT to your school or finding a program near you, call the Get FIT manager at 1-800-959-6673.

(210) 223-2944
COVID-19 Notice

All of our regional programsCommunity Counseling, Get FIT, Wesley Nurse—have resumed on-site operations across our service area, and may adjust depending on local health guidelines and infection rates.

Our clinic hours have changed.

Click here for details.

The Get FIT (Families in Training) program is a preventive program aimed at averting Type II diabetes, obesity, and sedentary lifestyles for school-aged children and their families.

The program is offered throughout the academic year at various school districts, and in the summer as a one-month youth summer camp. Get FIT integrates nutrition, physical fitness, and character education to not only support the physical needs of students and their families but also facilitate the healing of the mind, body, and spirit.

Get FIT's goal is to transform the lives of people in medically underserved, rural communities. The program focuses on actively engaging community members and stakeholders in the planning, designing, and delivery of services and programs that meet the unmet needs of their community.

Get FIT is currently offered in Batesville, Cotulla, San Antonio, Santa Rosa, and Uvalde. Enrollment is free and open year-round on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in bringing Get FIT to your school or finding a program near you, call the Get FIT manager at 1-800-959-6673.

(210) 572-5976

Inspiring girls ages 6 to 18 to be strong, smart, and bold. We have in school, after school, and out of school programming.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sherry Cook - Program Director Send email
(210) 298-5862

This program offers girls going into the 8th grade a 5-year opportunity to explore all things science. Eureka! is a combination of an intensive summer camp program, monthly life skills and tutoring sessions, special educational opportunities, and internship experiences.

Interested in becoming part of the newest Cohort 6?

We invite all rising 8th graders – who are curious and enthusiastic about STEM subjects, leadership, and personal development.

Know a rising 8th grader who loves STEM - encourage them to apply!

Click here for registration application.

(210) 298-5860 Send email
Sherry Cook - Program Director Send email
(210) 298-5862

A new online Girls Inc. experience for all girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Girls can tune in twice a week with their peers and their favorite Girls Inc. facilitators where they will have the opportunity to stay connected and stay supported during what may be an overwhelming time for many.

In order to participate in these online sessions, each girl must have parental consent to utilize our video platform via Zoom.

Girls in grades K-12.

(210) 298-5860 Send email
Sherry Cook - Program Director Send email
(210) 298-5862

Specifically designed for middle school girls (grades 6-8), this "surviving adolescence" program includes monthly workshops, a weekend retreat, and opportunities to resiliency skills to thrive during the often-challenging middle school years.

Girls in grades 6th - 8th.

Click here to register.

(210) 298-5860 Send email
Sherry Cook - Program Director Send email
(210) 298-5862

The pinnacle of Girls Inc. of San Antonio’s Teen Leadership program is MVP. This program focuses on girls in high school (grades 9-12), providing opportunities to strengthen their leadership skills and serve as positive peer role models for younger girls in their communities.

Girls in grades 9th - 12th.

Click here to register.

(210) 298-5860 Send email
Sherry Cook - Program Director Send email
(210) 298-5862
COVID-19 Notice

Our in-school and other in-person programs are on hold, but i play! at home, a spin-off of our in-school program, is available FREE to children and young adults.

San Antonio Sport is excited to offer i play! at home, a spin-off of our in-person afterschool program, which provides children and young adults resources to practice their sports skills away from school for FREE.

i play! at home offers fun ways children can practice their skills in four different sports – soccer, track, volleyball, basketball — and an Alpha Warrior Junior workout series, using equipment and objects that can be found at home.

Students have the opportunity to earn a piece of an i play! at home uniform for each sport unit they complete. Sport units can be completed in any order.

The program runs through 7/31/2021.

Must be an elementary-age student in one of these counties:

  • Bexar
  • Comal
  • Medina
  • Atascosa
  • Bandera
  • Guadalupe
  • Kendall County
  • Wilson County

Free

This online program takes place in your own home on your own schedule. It is available 24/7.
Melody Wiley - Youth Programs Manager Send email
(210) 820-2122

Assembly is our flagship event in San Antonio, Texas (with plans to expand to more locations in the future). At each Assembly, we unite international and domestic players and coaches, and challenge them to reach their greatest potential, on and off the basketball court. Our curriculum features not only the on-court technical trainings and play you would expect in a basketball camp, but includes intense workouts and classroom sessions covering everything from nutrition and injury prevention to college admission processes and life after basketball. We intertwine all of this with lessons in leadership, integrity, discipline, and mutual respect for self and others. The entire experience is designed to help all participants improve in basketball and unite them in what continues to become a smaller, more connected global community.

Click here to contact us for more program information.

Chris Dial - President/CEO & Founder Send email
James Wetz - Vice President Send email

The Basketball Embassy’s Workshop Series was created to supplement existing basketball education year-round, wherever it is needed. They’re a highly adaptable model that typical span from one to three days, covering everything from basic principles to reinforcement of a player’s own team systems as decided by their coach.

Click here for more program information.

Chris Dial - President/CEO & Founder Send email
James Wetz - Vice President Send email

At TBE, we believe that we are all ambassadors—not only to the game of basketball, but to every label we fall under as individuals. Every man and woman is an ambassador to the larger group of men and women, because every interaction with one leads to a perception of the group as a whole. Our Youth Ambassador program strives to reach disadvantaged youth with life lessons like these in an environment where they’re most receptive: a basketball court.

The process of improving in both sports and life is a journey inward and outward. The drive and focus to work hard regardless of recognition or immediate results; the balance to manage swings of emotion; the confidence to take your next shot after missing your last—these are all internal skills. External skills deal with how we interact with people. Listening to others and acknowledging them, using words of encouragement, receiving praise and criticism in stride, and showing respect to both teammates and opponents alike—these are vital external skills. And they’re not only vital on a basketball court; the relationships that exist with other players, coaches, and referees are mirrored in interactions with friends, family members, coworkers, and authority figures.

The sad truth is that great opportunities are rare for our disadvantaged youth. Our goal is to establish the best habits for our Youth Ambassadors today, with the hope that they can take full advantage of every opportunity that comes their way in the future. 

The Youth Ambassadors program is currently implemented in the San Antonio area with Haven For Hope, SAMMinistries, and SA Youth.

Click here to contact us and learn more about the program.

Chris Dial - President/CEO & Founder Send email
James Wetz - Vice President Send email
COVID-19 Notice

All of our regional programsCommunity Counseling, Get FIT, Wesley Nurse—have resumed on-site operations across our service area, and may adjust depending on local health guidelines and infection rates.

Our clinic hours have changed.

Click here for details.

The Get FIT (Families in Training) program is a preventive program aimed at averting Type II diabetes, obesity, and sedentary lifestyles for school-aged children and their families.

The program is offered throughout the academic year at various school districts, and in the summer as a one-month youth summer camp. Get FIT integrates nutrition, physical fitness, and character education to not only support the physical needs of students and their families but also facilitate the healing of the mind, body, and spirit.

Get FIT's goal is to transform the lives of people in medically underserved, rural communities. The program focuses on actively engaging community members and stakeholders in the planning, designing, and delivery of services and programs that meet the unmet needs of their community.

Get FIT is currently offered in Batesville, Cotulla, San Antonio, Santa Rosa, and Uvalde. Enrollment is free and open year-round on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in bringing Get FIT to your school or finding a program near you, call the Get FIT manager at 1-800-959-6673.

(210) 572-5976
COVID-19 Notice

All of our regional programsCommunity Counseling, Get FIT, Wesley Nurse—have resumed on-site operations across our service area, and may adjust depending on local health guidelines and infection rates.

Our clinic hours have changed.

Click here for details.

The Get FIT (Families in Training) program is a preventive program aimed at averting Type II diabetes, obesity, and sedentary lifestyles for school-aged children and their families.

The program is offered throughout the academic year at various school districts, and in the summer as a one-month youth summer camp. Get FIT integrates nutrition, physical fitness, and character education to not only support the physical needs of students and their families but also facilitate the healing of the mind, body, and spirit.

Get FIT's goal is to transform the lives of people in medically underserved, rural communities. The program focuses on actively engaging community members and stakeholders in the planning, designing, and delivery of services and programs that meet the unmet needs of their community.

Get FIT is currently offered in Batesville, Cotulla, San Antonio, Santa Rosa, and Uvalde. Enrollment is free and open year-round on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in bringing Get FIT to your school or finding a program near you, call the Get FIT manager at 1-800-959-6673.

(210) 220-2370
COVID-19 Notice

All of our regional programsCommunity Counseling, Get FIT, Wesley Nurse—have resumed on-site operations across our service area, and may adjust depending on local health guidelines and infection rates.

Our clinic hours have changed.

Click here for details.

The Get FIT (Families in Training) program is a preventive program aimed at averting Type II diabetes, obesity, and sedentary lifestyles for school-aged children and their families.

The program is offered throughout the academic year at various school districts, and in the summer as a one-month youth summer camp. Get FIT integrates nutrition, physical fitness, and character education to not only support the physical needs of students and their families but also facilitate the healing of the mind, body, and spirit.

Get FIT's goal is to transform the lives of people in medically underserved, rural communities. The program focuses on actively engaging community members and stakeholders in the planning, designing, and delivery of services and programs that meet the unmet needs of their community.

Get FIT is currently offered in Batesville, Cotulla, San Antonio, Santa Rosa, and Uvalde. Enrollment is free and open year-round on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in bringing Get FIT to your school or finding a program near you, call the Get FIT manager at 1-800-959-6673.

(210) 222-8310
COVID-19 Notice

Our programs are still virtual for now, and we are committed to being a community of support for those young artists part of our year-round long-term programs.

While we are hoping to be able to start recruitment by summer we would like to direct any interested young artists to our ABC Art Studio Anywhere Online Maker Studio. There you’ll find creative videos to help build and expand your creative portfolio.

In addition, we urge you to follow us on social media for any public offerings like upcoming workshops.

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 9-12.

Student Requirements:
• Parental/guardian permission
• Reliable transportation to and from SAY Sí
• A minimum C average in school
• Commitment to attending the program weekly (minimum 8 hours per week for high school students [10 hours during summer] & Saturdays [9:30 AM – 2 PM] for middle school students)
• 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.

Free

Mon-Thu, after school til 7:00pm; Fri, after school til 5:00pm; Sat, 10:00am-5:00pm
Nicole Amri - Program Director
(210) 212-8666
Hirrah Barlas - Administrative Assistant
(210) 212-8666
COVID-19 Notice

Our programs are still virtual for now, and we are committed to being a community of support for those young artists part of our year-round long-term programs.

While we are hoping to be able to start recruitment by summer we would like to direct any interested young artists to our ABC Art Studio Anywhere Online Maker Studio. There you’ll find creative videos to help build and expand your creative portfolio.

In addition, we urge you to follow us on social media for any public offerings like upcoming workshops.

SAY Sí’s Media Arts Studio is a creative innovative technology based learning program that provides a hands-on focus in 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 9-12.

Student Requirements:
• Parental/guardian permission
• Reliable transportation to and from SAY Sí
• A minimum C average in school
• Commitment to attending the program weekly (minimum 8 hours per week for high school students [10 hours during summer] & Saturdays [9:30 AM – 2 PM] for middle school students)
• 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.

Free

Mon-Thu, after school til 7:00pm; Fri, after school til 5:00pm; Sat, 10:00am-5:00pm
Nicole Amri - Program Director
(210) 212-8666
Hirrah Barlas - Administrative Assistant
(210) 212-8666
COVID-19 Notice

Our programs are still virtual for now, and we are committed to being a community of support for those young artists part of our year-round long-term programs.

While we are hoping to be able to start recruitment by summer we would like to direct any interested young artists to our ABC Art Studio Anywhere Online Maker Studio. There you’ll find creative videos to help build and expand your creative portfolio.

In addition, we urge you to follow us on social media for any public offerings like upcoming workshops.

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 9-12.

Student Requirements:
• Parental/guardian permission
• Reliable transportation to and from SAY Sí
• A minimum C average in school
• Commitment to attending the program weekly (minimum 8 hours per week for high school students [10 hours during summer] & Saturdays [9:30 AM – 2 PM] for middle school students)
• 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.

Free

Mon-Thu, after school til 7:00pm; Fri, after school til 5:00pm; Sat, 10:00am-5:00pm
Nicole Amri - Program Director
(210) 212-8666
Hirrah Barlas - Administrative Assistant
(210) 212-8666
COVID-19 Notice

Our programs are still virtual for now, and we are committed to being a community of support for those young artists part of our year-round long-term programs.

While we are hoping to be able to start recruitment by summer we would like to direct any interested young artists to our ABC Art Studio Anywhere Online Maker Studio. There you’ll find creative videos to help build and expand your creative portfolio.

In addition, we urge you to follow us on social media for any public offerings like upcoming workshops.

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.

This program is for students in grades 9-12.

Student Requirements:
• Parental/guardian permission
• Reliable transportation to and from SAY Sí
• A minimum C average in school
• Commitment to attending the program weekly (minimum 8 hours per week for high school students [10 hours during summer] & Saturdays [9:30 AM – 2 PM] for middle school students)
• 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.

Free

Mon-Thu, after school til 7:00pm; Fri, after school til 5:00pm; Sat, 10:00am-5:00pm
Nicole Amri - Program Director
(210) 212-8666
Hirrah Barlas - Administrative Assistant
(210) 212-8666
COVID-19 Notice

Our programs are still virtual for now, and we are committed to being a community of support for those young artists part of our year-round long-term programs.

While we are hoping to be able to start recruitment by summer we would like to direct any interested young artists to our ABC Art Studio Anywhere Online Maker Studio. There you’ll find creative videos to help build and expand your creative portfolio.

In addition, we urge you to follow us on social media for any public offerings like upcoming workshops.

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.

This program is for students in grades 9-12.

Student Requirements:
• Parental/guardian permission
• Reliable transportation to and from SAY Sí
• A minimum C average in school
• Commitment to attending the program weekly (minimum 8 hours per week for high school students [10 hours during summer] & Saturdays [9:30 AM – 2 PM] for middle school students)
• 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.

Free

Mon-Thu, after school til 7:00pm; Fri, after school til 5:00pm; Sat, 10:00am-5:00pm
Nicole Amri - Program Director
(210) 212-8666
Hirrah Barlas - Administrative Assistant
(210) 212-8666
COVID-19 Notice

We continue providing critical needs to our families and our community while following safety protocols due to COVID.

If you have specific questions about a program, please contact your direct service provider or call us at our main office at 210-299-2400.

Our Parent Engagement program is an ongoing initiative that focuses on increasing active participation, communication, and collaboration between parents, schools, and communities with the goal of educating the whole family to ensure student achievement and success. This is accomplished by developing activities that foster inclusion, involvement, and a fun environment for all families.

These activities are developed by a campus team made up of the parents. Parents are the driving force and architects of the program, with the following goals:

  • Development of meaningful and fun family activities that promote parental involvement
  • Identification of community resources and specialized services
  • Advocacy for inclusion of parent "voice" in decision-making
  • Leadership development and civic engagement
  • Empowerment of all parents in making positive choices for their families, schools, and the communities they represent

Each target school has an opportunity to create or customize activities that meet the unique needs, catch the attention and motivate families in their specific community to increase academic opportunities for students, and build a campus focused learning community in partnership with school administration and teachers.

Free.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Programs end 30 minutes before closing.)
(210) 431-7500
COVID-19 Notice

All of our regional programsCommunity Counseling, Get FIT, Wesley Nurse—have resumed on-site operations across our service area, and may adjust depending on local health guidelines and infection rates.

Our clinic hours have changed.

Click here for details.

The Get FIT (Families in Training) program is a preventive program aimed at averting Type II diabetes, obesity, and sedentary lifestyles for school-aged children and their families.

The program is offered throughout the academic year at various school districts, and in the summer as a one-month youth summer camp. Get FIT integrates nutrition, physical fitness, and character education to not only support the physical needs of students and their families but also facilitate the healing of the mind, body, and spirit.

Get FIT's goal is to transform the lives of people in medically underserved, rural communities. The program focuses on actively engaging community members and stakeholders in the planning, designing, and delivery of services and programs that meet the unmet needs of their community.

Get FIT is currently offered in Batesville, Cotulla, San Antonio, Santa Rosa, and Uvalde. Enrollment is free and open year-round on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in bringing Get FIT to your school or finding a program near you, call the Get FIT manager at 1-800-959-6673.

(210) 220-2300
COVID-19 Notice

If you or someone you know is looking for support for basic needs like food, utilities, assistance with technology, academic resources to support at-home-learning, or resources to support students on a social-emotional level, we have provided links to community and online resources on our website.

The links are in three categories: Basic Needs (including internet service), Academic Resources, and Social-Emotional Resources. Please visit our website for more information.

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 Tafolla Middle School.
Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
Tafolla Middle School
(210) 978-7930
COVID-19 Notice

We are excited to reopen our doors to welcome you back to our YMCAs. However, we want to be absolutely certain that we can do so in a manner that ensures the health and safety of all our members, volunteers, and staff. Click here for details.

Y After School is:
• Safe, quality, affordable afterschool care
• CCS (Child Care Services) Vendor
• Elementary After School is Licensed by the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services
• On-School Campuses
• Low staff-to-child ratios
• Highly qualified staff who receive ongoing education
• All staff undergo pre-employment drug tests & background checks

What we offer:
• Arts and Humanities
• Health, Wellness, and Fitness
• Math and Literacy
• STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
• Homework assistance
• 30 minutes of physical activity daily
• Positive, values-based environment

Eligibility requirements:
• Children ages 5-13 who are who students of the school district in which the site is located.
• Enroll is open year-round and offered to both YMCA members and non-members.
• Enroll online or at your local YMCA.

Fees:
• Fees vary from school to school. Call (210) 246-9600, ext. 4510 for more information.
• 10% discount on the lesser rate for the second child
• Members receive a 10% discount.
• $20 Registration fee per child with a maximum of $40 per family
• For financial assistance information, visit https://ymcasatx.org/sites/default/files/2018-04/opendoor2012.pdf or inquire at the Y where you hope to enroll your child/children.

End of school day till 6:00pm
(210) 246-9600 x: 4510