The Richmond Neighborhood Center began Beacon programming at Roosevelt Middle School in 2003. Beacon offers a fully comprehensive after school program from dismissal until 6:30PM at the school site that also includes dinner.

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 7th and 8th 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:

  • Latinx Academy
    Latinx cultural activities as well as Spanish language development. Spanish classes to start Tuesdays & Thursdays November 5th.
  • girl’STEAM Academy
    Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics activities in a girls only space. Weekly eco-exploration trips, robotics team & coding start November 5th.
  • Career Explorers Academy (Coming Soon)
    Youth are matched with pre-screened mentors at a local tech company and participate in leadership activities to earn a stipend.

School Site Information

460 Arguello Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118

Beacon Director:

Cass Terry
Cass@richmondsf.org
510.730.2123

After School Program Manager:

Bessie Natareno
Bessie@richmondsf.org
415.770.5883

  • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • 460 Arguello Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118

Weekly Schedule

Monday

Basketball Intramurals, Lunch Leagues, JCYC Lunch Tutoring

Lunch

HQ Time: Snack, Announcements, and Circle

3:30-4:00PM

Skill Squads: Basketball Tournaments, No-Bake Baking, Flag Football, DIY Locker Supplies, Box Cars, JCYC Tutoring

4:00-5:30PM

Chill Zones, Scholar Athlete, Study Hall

5:30-6:00PM

Beacon Lite

6:00-6:30PM

Tuesday

Homeroom Games

Lunch

HQ Time: Snack, Announcements, and Circle

3:30-4:00PM

Skill Squads: Multicultural Club, Marble Roller Coasters, Tiny House Builders, Shirts n' Stuff, Yard Games, Field Trip Tuesdays, NBA Jr., JCYC Tutoring

4:00-5:30PM

Chill Zones, Scholar Athlete, Study Hall

5:30-6:00PM

Beacon Lite

6:00-6:30

Wednesday

Basketball Intramurals, Lunch Leagues, JCYC Lunch Tutoring

Lunch

HQ Time: Snack, Announcements, and Circle

3:30-4:00PM

Skill Squads: Basketball Tournaments, Knitting, Flag Football, RMS MOMA, Holiday Crafts, JCYC Tutoring

4:00-5:30PM

Chill Zones, Scholar Athlete, Study Hall

5:30-6:00PM

Beacon Lite

6:00-6:30PM

Thursday

Homeroom Games, JCYC Lunch Tutoring, Peer Tutors

Lunch

HQ Time: Snack, Announcements, and Circle

3:30-4:00PM

Skill Squads: Multicultural Club, Slime Shop, Obstacle Course Masters, DIY Golf, Game Show Geeks, Craft City Kids, NBA Jr., JCYC Tutoring

4:00-5:30PM

Chill Zones, Scholar Athlete, Study Hall

5:30-6:00PM

Beacon Lite

6:00-6:30PM

Friday

Basketball Intramurals, Lunch Leagues, JCYC Lunch Tutoring

Lunch

HQ Kids' Choice Days

3:30-6:00PM

Beacon Lite

6:00-6:30PM

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