Our peer mentorship program provides students with the foundation to better themselves as well as others within their communities. It allows students to understand what it means to be a future leader, and to become a valuable mentor to other students.
San Antonio builds teams to compete in our leagues and tournaments. These competitive events provide students with an opportunity to thrive in a team environment, to build commonalities with students, create pride and ownership in their school, and allow students to understand the proper way to both win and lose.
San Antonio selects students to become Playground Heroes. These coaches lead games during recess time and ensure that all students are receiving an opportunity at a fun and inclusive recess.
City Year corps members serve full time in schools as student success coaches, who partner with classroom teachers to help students cultivate key social, emotional and academic skills that are important in school and in life—whether that’s mastering fractions or learning to work in teams.
AmeriCorps members tutor students one-on-one or in small groups; help students stay focused in class; organize school wide events designed to enhance school culture and climate; and run afterschool programs.
By developing strong relationships with students, City Year AmeriCorps members help create environments where students can build on their strengths, take risks in their learning and feel connected to their school community.
YMCA After School Program
TheYMCA after school programs provide a safe and fun learning environment for your kids. The Y offers a licensed after school program to support San Antonio families with active lifestyles. Our program teaches youth the foundational skills needed to develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance while getting additional academic support to ensure future success.
Grail Family Services: Yes We Can Read
Yes We Can…Read! provides kindergarten and 1st grade students with a strong foundation in early literacy and early math skills through one-on-one mentoring and family engagement.
Volunteer Mentors from local corporations, universities and the community-at-large are trained and matched with K-1st graders to provide weekly, one-on-one sessions to develop and strengthen foundational early literacy and math skills. Sessions are structured and interactive, and focus on specific literacy and early math milestones.
Parent Engagement Workshops
Parent Engagement Workshops provide parents with knowledge and tools to support their child’s learning, and also promote open communication between parents and teachers to create a network of support for the child.
Family Literacy Nights
Family Literacy Nights are conducted in partnership with the San Jose Public Library and include hands-on activities that put into practice some of the concepts learned in the Parent Engagement Workshops. Parents and children participate together in literacy and math related activities. In addition to promoting family engagement, these workshops provide parents and children with critical information on how to access the public library system and resources.
Reading Partners builds a partnership with teachers, parents, and community volunteers to provide students the support they need to succeed. By providing volunteer tutors research-based, structured lesson plans designed to focus on the individual needs of our students, Reading Partners is helping students become strong, confident readers with a passion for learning.