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.
College for Kids – San Antonio College
Summer learning for children in grades 3-5 and 6-8. This program is for students who want to get a head start on next year's course work and to help those who have fallen behind their grade level to catch up or get ahead. Academic and enrichment-based courses include writing, math, art, reading, and computers.
ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp (EMBHSSC)
The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp (EMBHSSC) is a two-week residential camp hosted at colleges and universities across the nation. Each camp will provide 48-54 promising middle school grade level students the opportunity to enhance their proficiency in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education while living on a college campus – all at no cost to the child or family.
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.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Young Scholars Program provides the most personalized, generous scholarship experience in the nation. The Foundation works closely with Scholars and their families to construct a tailored educational program that includes, but is not limited to, support for summer programs, distance learning courses, and music and art instruction. Some Young Scholars attend a private school if none of their public school options adequately serve their academic potential; however, many stay in their public schools.
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.
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 Prefreshman Engineering Program (SAPREP)
The San Antonio Prefreshman Engineering Program (SAPREP), a component of PREP-USA, provides a challenging academic program designed to motivate and prepare middle and high school students for success in advanced studies leading to careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics fields. PREP-USA is a national program with an emphasis on increasing the number of women and underrepresented minorities in these fields.
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.
Science and Math Summer Academy (SAMSA) – St. Phillips College
The academy is for students of ages 11 to 15 who reside in San Antonio and surrounding areas. SAMSA offers hands-on activities, inside and outside of the classroom, with 3 field trips to exciting places where students will experience informal learning environments. Students will attend daily “Lunch and Learn” sessions hosted by our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) business and government partners so they can learn more about exciting careers in STEM.
Summer Mathematics Research Training High School Camp (SMaRT) – Texas A&M University
SMaRT is a National Science Foundation supported two-week summer program at Texas A&M University. It is intended to facilitate interest in mathematics of advanced high school students. The camp will provide an intensive learning environment in mathematics, where high school students will learn not only useful mathematical facts, but also how to approach mathematical problems, prove mathematical statements, and write the results.
Summer Robotics Program – St. Phillip's College
The Robotics Program provides classes aimed to promote learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math using robotics as a tool to motivate students to learn while having fun. They learn by first building simple robots and then progressing to building more complex models. Students work in groups to design, build and program Lego system robots using laptop computers. Classes are kept small to facilitate the hands-on learning experience and project work. Classes run 6 hours for 5 days and provides 30 hours of total instruction.
Teen Arts Puentes Project (TAPP) – Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center cultivates, promotes and preserves traditional and contemporary Latino arts and culture through multidisciplinary programming. The Teen Arts Puentes Project (TAPP) is a multimedia arts and activism program for San Antonio youth. Members take workshops in theater, visual art, poetry, and film/video, with projects and events focused on fostering healthy personal relationships, community engagement, and self-reliance. Each session culminates in a performance/exhibition with a citywide tour of the show at the end of the summer.