The Richmond Neighborhood Center began Beacon programming at Presidio Middle School in 2000. Beacon offers a fully comprehensive after school program from dismissal until 6:30PM at the school site.

After School Anchor Program

Offers 6th and 7th grade youth an opportunity to investigate their interests and build soft and hard skills at Beacon. Youth will always participate in a check-in circle, collaborative hands-on activities and a learning debrief. They will also get a chance to show off their skills in the classroom or a culminating family night.

Skill Squads run Monday through Thursday. Youth create their weekly schedule every 5 to 7 weeks from the rotating offerings.

Youth often go on field trips on Fridays, so please inform Beacon staff if you are picking up, or expecting your child home early.

After School Academies

Offers 6th and 7th grade youth an opportunity to engage in content-rich activities and project-based learning. Youth will receive a special snack, program-wide announcements and individualized academic support. Academy participants host family nights and participate in culminating presentations.

Academies run Monday-Friday and youth can switch into and out of Academies every 5 to 7 weeks.

Academies include:

  • C.O.D.E. Academy
    Coding Opportunities that Develop Equity is a game coding program designed to provide opportunities for underrepresented youth. Registration for C.O.D.E. Academy will open on September 4th, and programming will start September 11th.
  • Equity Academy
    Youth explore a variety of culture and heritage with an equity-focused lense. Content includes cooking, culminating family nights, field trips, and a research project. Equity Academy begins on September 4th.
  • Art Academy (Coming Soon)
    Youth will be able to learn about and explore art in a variety of mediums including but not limited to graphic art, impressionism, abstract art, and media.

WELLNESS CENTER SERVICES

Open to all Presidio students and in collaboration with Presidio Middle School, the Beacon offers coordinated student support during the school day. Services are offered on a referral basis and determined by the Student Support Services team.

Supports include:

Case Management
Small Groups
Check-In/Check-Out
Trauma Informed Interventions

School Site Information

450 30th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121 (Entrance on 30th Ave between Geary Blvd and Clement St)

Beacon Director:

Mia Tswago
mia@richmondsf.org
510.680.3674

  • 3:25 PM to 6:30 PM
  • 450 30th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121

Weekly Schedule

Monday

Snack

3:30-3:45PM

Skill Squads: Art Academy, Film studies, Marvel Makers, Equity Academy, Etsy, Basketball, C.O.D.E. Academy, Performing Arts

3:50-5:00PM

Headquarters

5:05-5:50PM

Debrief, Cleanup

5:50-6:30PM

Tuesday

Snack

3:30-3:45PM

Skill Squads: Art Academy, Soccer, DIY, GLEE!, Equity Academy, Volleyball, C.O.D.E. Academy, Performing Arts

3:50-5:00PM

Headquarters

5:05-5:50PM

Debrief, Cleanup

5:50-6:30PM

Wednesday

Black Student Union

Lunch

Snack

3:30-3:45PM

Skill Squads: Art Academy, Marvel Makers, Popsicle Art, Potterhead, Equity Academy, Snack Attack, Basketball, C.O.D.E. Academy

3:50-5:00PM

Headquarters

5:05-5:50PM

Debrief, Cleanup

5:50-6:30PM

Thursday

Social Justice Club

Lunch

Snack

3:30-3:45PM

Skill Squads: Art Academy, Soccer, Bakers Delight, Equity Academy, Volleyball, C.O.D.E. Academy, City Love

3:50-5:00PM

Headquarters

5:05-5:50PM

Debrief, Cleanup

5:50-6:30PM

Friday

Snack

3:30-3:45PM

Community Day

3:50-5:50PM

Debrief, Cleanup

5:50-6:30PM

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