Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco is proud to announce a new addition to our Clubhouse family: BGCSF Beacon at Carver Elementary School!
The new school-based Club will serve students at Carver Elementary School throughout the school day and be open to all kids for after-school programming.
“I am extremely excited about the new school-based Club and, thanks to the Beacon Model, connecting with kids and families at a much deeper level. Our goal is to become an integral part of the school’s success and help put students on a pathway for success.”
— Brian Sauer, Citywide Director of Education
One of the reasons we’re so excited about the new Beacon site is because of what’s called, The Beacon Program Model, which, “closes the gap between schools and community needs.”
Beacon sites do this by not only providing youth development and academic learning, but also supporting parents in skill development and helping families navigate schools.
It’s a true wrap-around approach that puts families and communities at the center.
The new Beacon site will have a plethora of great programs for kids, including reading and literacy support, tutoring, STEM and robotics, gardening, athletics, Girl Scouts, cooking, and chess club—just to name a few.
We’re also partnering with some incredible organizations to offer kids innovative activities and unique experiences. Partners include: Streetside Stories, Playworks, X-Kids, Education Outside, and YMCA Presidio Outdoors Program.
The Bayview, Hunters Point, the Shipyard, and other neighborhoods in south San Francisco are undergoing rapid urban development. Public housing is being razed, families are being relocated, and funding for public schools is limited.
“There are many changes happening in the Bayview community. My hope for the new site is to provide the school, students, staff, parents and community members the support and positive community results they deserve. We look forward to growing with the community, providing the optimal Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco experience, and supporting the vision of 2018 Principal of the Year, Mr. Stewart!” says Michael Plank, Carver Elementary Beacon Site Director.
Beacon at Carver Elementary and our new school-based site are more important than ever for kids and families most affected by these changes.
We remain steadfast in our commitment to kids and families and putting students on a pathway for success.
We hope to see you at the new site – Learn more and sign up today!
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