A Better Chance – National *
A Better Chance seeks to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. This is done by facilitating their entry into independent college preparatory schools. Through its network of member schools, A Better Chance is able to leverage an estimated $20+ million per year in financial aid for talented, economically disadvantaged youth of color. More than 96% of A Better Chance's graduates go on to college directly after high school, a majority entering our country's most selective colleges.
After School All Stars – National
After-School All-Stars provides comprehensive out-of-school programs that keep children safe and help them achieve in school and life. After-School All-Stars San Antonio provides free programs for youth ages seven to 17 in the southern sector and west area of San Antonio. Our goal is to offer children positive alternatives to gangs, drugs and violence by providing opportunities in exciting non-traditional activities. All of our programs focus on developing skills in one or more of the following areas: technology, education, life skills and sports.
Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Our Clubs serve millions of boys and girls, with thousands of Clubs at locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Programming are in the areas of: Education & Career Programs; Character & Leadership Programs; Health & Life Skills; The Arts Programs; Sports, Fitness and Recreation; and Specialized Programs.
Girls Inc. of San Antonio
Girls Inc. delivers nationally researched and evaluated programs to girls ages 6 to 18. The programs offered are designed and proven to empower girls and increase their self-esteem. Eight identity programs focus on the issues and challenges girls face every day and equips them with the necessary knowledge and skills to reach their maximum potential and to value and assert their rights. Programming focuses on science, math and technology, economic and media literacy, health and sexuality, individual and team sports, leadership and advocacy.
Good Samaritan Community Services (GSCS)
The goal of GSCS’s Youth Development Services is to help young people acquire the life and academic skills necessary for personal success. Youth Development Services provides neighborhood youth, between the ages of 6-18, the opportunity to develop these skills through dynamic after school and summer enrichment programs. A wide variety of activities and services are offered, including academic tutoring and enrichment sessions, career exploration field trips, sports and recreational activities, PSAT/SAT prep courses, volunteer opportunities, and tours to college campuses.
Managed by the City of San Antonio, the Department of Community Initiatives’ Head Start program provides early learning opportunities for eligible children. The educational program offers the following comprehensive services: Education and Early Childhood, Mental Health and Disability, Medical and Oral Health, and Family & Community Support Services.
Learning That Moves You – Ballet San Antonio
Learning That Moves You outreach & arts education program takes a three-pronged approach to providing youth with enriching arts programming of the highest quality. Ballet San Antonio takes the arts to where the youth are – in the schools during the school day, and to the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio.
Little Read Wagon
The Little Read Wagon is the San Antonio Public Library’s early literacy program, designed to support the development of young children’s love of books, reading and learning. Little Read Wagon staff provides foundational literacy information and materials to parents, extended family, and caregivers of children ages birth-five years. Services are provided free of charge at public libraries, childcare facilities, schools and community-based organizations.
The mission of The Magik Theatre is: 1) to provide extraordinary and affordable professional theatre and educational experiences for children and adults; 2) to educate, entertain, and enrich the lives of children and adults of all ages, races, economic backgrounds; 3) to offer quality, affordable live theatrical presentations for the entire community; 4) and to develop a child’s love and understanding of theatre and literature. Community outreach services include a summer camp, a tuition-based academy, Cindy Krier Juvenile Detention center, Shakespeare in the Park and workshops.
San Antonio Sports Youth Sports and Fitness Program
Since 1993, San Antonio Sports has been in the forefront of youth development, providing sports and fitness opportunities for children in grades K-12 across San Antonio with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth. Our kids programs enable children to: improve their health, develop their talents, nurture new interests, build social skills, and compete at the highest levels.
San Antonio Youth Literacy (SAYL)
SAYL is a non-profit organization that provides one-to-one reading assistance to elementary children. In 65 schools across San Antonio, volunteers tutor children who struggle with basic reading and comprehension skills.
Summer Camp: Invent Explore Create Engage – San Antonio College
The San Antonio College robotics camp is a fun-filled, interactive hands-on experience for 3rd – 5th graders. It gives children an opportunity to design, build and program LEGO Mindstorms NXT robots. The camp allows students to work in small groups of four guided by an instructor and teaching assistant. SpaceTEAMS is a program intended to generate interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) based careers. The camp will progress from self-guided basic robot builds and programming to mini-challenges with a final day exhibition performance by all groups.