Good Samaritan after school programs

THE GOAL

Good Samaritan wants diverse young people to see and act on their potential. We believe each should have an adult ally and a supportive peer network at school.

OUR APPROACHES

ADVANCING LATINO SUCCESS AT LOCAL SCHOOLS

Good Samaritan partners with artists, outdoor educators, clinicians, Latino leaders and educators to advance equity at schools with large Latino populations. Our school partnerships bring our youth development experts to run these programs during the school year:

STUDENT LEADERSHIP GROUPS

Student Leadership Groups help Latino students become problem-solvers and community leaders. Participants take on projects that advance social justice and inclusion at their school and beyond. Students at John O’Connell, International and June Jordan High Schools learn about local community organizations and start their own campaigns.

MISSION MAPACHES/MISSION RACCOONS

Mission Mapaches/Mission Raccoons takes Latino students on excursions in nature, provides mentoring on developing healthy relationships, and integrates lessons on Latino cultural traditions and local Native history. Graduates leave with a deep appreciation for the healing power of nature and a stronger network of support at school.

AQUI, ENTRE NOS/HERE, BETWEEN US

Aqui, Entre Nos/Here, Between Us support groups help newcomer students overcome trauma, displacement, and isolation through weekly sessions. Teachers refer students who can benefit from intensive support. Bilingual Family Advocates from Good Samaritan separately partner with parents and caregivers to address family needs.

ARTE CULTURAL

Arte Cultural offers Latino students formal opportunity to learn about and create individual and collaborative art. Classes are led by local working artists who guide students in learning about Latino artistic traditions through projects, field trips and a culminating showcase. This program is currently offered at James Lick Middle School, June Jordan High School, and John O’Connell High School.


ADVANCING MIDDLE SCHOOL SUCCESS IN THE BAYVIEW NEIGHBORHOOD

The Beacon Initiative transforms public schools into safe spaces where children, youth, parents, educators and community members can unite to promote healthy child development.

In 2018, Bayview-based Willie Brown Middle School (WBMS) selected Good Samaritan to launch a City-funded Beacon Center at the school. With guidance from WBMS educators, students and parents, Good Samaritan’s Beacon Center will offer intensive school-year supports to 150 of the school’s diverse students.

WBMS selected Good Samaritan based on its track record designing and operating the popular Vision Academy, a computer science, chess, and social-emotional enrichment program for elementary and middle school students in the Bayview.

HOW TO PARTNER WITH GOOD SAMARITAN

To get started, please contact us.

Good Samaritan has been a close partner at the Mission Beacon for over 7 years. They provide critical programming to our Newcomers both during the day and after school. Good Samaritan has deep relationships with our program youth, parents, and the community. Many of the students Good Samaritan has provided services for also partake in our academic program. Our data has illustrated that students have made academic grade level progress and have had a smoother transition as Newcomers. Much of this is because of the work Good Samaritan does in their weekly support groups and outdoors groups.”

– Marco Durazo, Director, Mission Community Beacon