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Maria Gansel - 211 VP Operations Send email
(210) 352-7000

Our San Antonio location focuses on adolescent Outpatient Services, as well as evaluation and drug testing.

Co-eds ages 13-18.

We accept most insurances, Medicaid, TRICARE, and state funding for those who meet eligibility.

Tuesday & Thursday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Saturday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM *Thursday is Family Group Night

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
This program is active from March 20, 2022 until Dec. 31, 2022

The YASS Center is dedicated to serving one of the fastest-growing segments of the homeless population, young adults ages 18-24, as they age out of the foster care system but need help achieving stability and setting a course for realizing their full potential.

The YASS Center provides youth access to:

  • a safe place to rest
  • education
  • employment
  • housing assistance
  • computers
  • mental health support
  • and more

Young adults 18-24 who are homeless or at risk.

Free

Room number at Travis Park Church: 3rd Floor Phone number: Hours of Operation: Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED

Did you know books with African American characters were premium products. How? The children books in the Museum Shop in SAAACAM @ La Villita sold out in less than 30 days.

The free little lending library provides an opportunity to provide books seven days a week. The library will delight children and adults alike.

Click here if you would like to make a donation to the Little Lending Library.

Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Deborah Omowale Jarmon - CEO/Director Send email
Heather Williams - Program Director Send email

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

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

The Champion Fuel Food Program provides the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to tens of thousands of children across the state of Texas daily. These programs are designed to provide nutritious snacks and meals to students participating in enrichment programs. At-risk CACFP snacks and meals can be served if at least 50% of your school location is approved for free and reduced lunch for all youth up to 18 years of age. Schools, community centers, daycare centers, apartments, and churches are all qualified locations of service.

Our Champion Fuel Program is funded by the Texas Department of Agriculture. For more information on our SFSP program and sites, please visit the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Programs at www.squaremeals.org.

This program is for youth 18 years and under.

Meals must be eaten on site.

Free.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

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

The San Antonio Education Partnership (SAEP) offers the SAEP Scholarship to students at 36 SAEP partner high schools. Road to Success (R2S) College Access and Success Advisors at each high school will guide students to meet the scholarship eligibility criteria.

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

Click here to request an advising session.

Scholarship Awards:

  • Community College - $600/semester
  • Public University - $850/semester
  • Private University - $1500/semester

Click here for the full list of participating colleges.

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
Jasmyne Thomas - Program Manager Send email
(210) 207-4528
Sophia Munoz - Fox Tech High School RTS Advisor Send email
(210) 738-9730
0.57 miles away, 637 N Main, San Antonio, TX, 78205 , D1

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 CAST Tech High School.

Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
CAST Tech High School
(210) 554-2700

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.

Monday: CLOSED 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 - 5:00 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED *No appointment necessary.
Lisa Cunningham - Executive Director
(210) 207-4528

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),

To register for Texas Certification of High School Equivalency (GED) preparation classes, please call (210) 223-2944 or e-mail [email protected].

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: Monday: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Friday: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED *Extended hours available as needed. GED testing services: Monday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
0.72 miles away, 618 Live Oak, San Antonio, TX, 78202 , D2

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.

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

Healy-Murphy Center’s high school program is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/AdvancED.

Registration is open throughout the school year.

Please call (210) 223-2944 for more information.

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
Abigail Salazar - Principal Send email
(210) 223-2944
Leticia Guerra-Trujillo - Assistant Principal Send email

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

The San Antonio Education Partnership (SAEP) offers the SAEP Scholarship to students at 36 SAEP partner high schools. Road to Success (R2S) College Access and Success Advisors at each high school will guide students to meet the scholarship eligibility criteria.

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

Click here to request an advising session.

Scholarship Awards:

  • Community College - $600/semester
  • Public University - $850/semester
  • Private University - $1500/semester

Click here for the full list of participating colleges.

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
Jasmyne Thomas - Program Manager Send email
(210) 207-4528
Sophia Munoz - Cooper Academy RTS Advisor Send email
(210) 438-6810

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.

With TBE coaches and athletes all over the world, we have a unique ability to create opportunities for coaches and players to travel and experience what basketball is like in other countries. We serve as facilitators in organizing exchanges for overseas travel, and host athletes from all over the world in Texas.

 

Tim Drolet - Project Manager Send email

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.

Tim Drolet - Project Manager 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.

Tim Drolet - Project Manager 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.

Tim Drolet - Project Manager Send email

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.

Here are some frequently asked questions about i play! afterschool. If you don’t see your question answered here, please send it to [email protected]

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 Bradford - Youth Programs Manager Send email
(210) 820-2122

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.

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
  • 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.

Free

Monday & Tuesday: after school til 7:30 PM
Amalia Ortiz - Theatre Program Director
(210) 201-4950

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.)

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.

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.

Accordian Lessons - This unique program offers students professional instruction on the 3-row button accordion.

Bajo Sexto Lessons - This unique program offers students professional instruction on the Mexican 12-string guitar.

As a non-profit organization, the Conjunto Heritage Taller offers low cost, and sometimes free lessons, to make this opportunity accessible to anyone who has an interest in learning.

Due to Covid-19, all in-person lessons have been postponed. All lessons are taught on Zoom.

Click here for more information and registration.

Monday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tuesday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thursday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Friday: CLOSED Saturday: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Adela Flores, MA, MPA - Director Send email
Valeria Alderete - Program & Marketing Coordinator Send email

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.

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
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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

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

The San Antonio Education Partnership (SAEP) offers the SAEP Scholarship to students at 36 SAEP partner high schools. Road to Success (R2S) College Access and Success Advisors at each high school will guide students to meet the scholarship eligibility criteria.

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

Click here to request an advising session.

Scholarship Awards:

  • Community College - $600/semester
  • Public University - $850/semester
  • Private University - $1500/semester

Click here for the full list of participating colleges.

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
Jasmyne Thomas - Program Manager Send email
(210) 207-4528
Alexus Arizola - Brackenridge High School RTS Advisor Send email
(210) 228-1200

Empower House’s youth development program creates opportunities for youth to explore their world, achieve their dreams, and inspire their peers.

Our program model is rooted in restorative justice principles, developmental relationships, and feminist, womanist, and mujerista theory.

As a participant in our Youth Development program, you have access to all services. Together with our staff, we'll create a plan to plug into services that are right for you!

  • Support with Goal Setting
  • Whole Family Support
  • Girl Zone
  • Mentorship
  • Youth Circles
  • Family Circles
  • Creative Expression
  • Skill Building
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Service Learning Projects

As an organization, we center the needs of women and girls as we welcome all genders to participate in our programs.

Click here and scroll down to sign up for our Youth Development programs.

Free.

School Year Hours: Monday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Thursday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Friday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED Summer & Spring Break Hours: Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Andrea Figueroa - Executive Director Send email
(210) 908-9772
Jenny Castro - Director of Programs Send email
(210) 908-9772