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 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 6PM on Wednesdays and Fridays at the school site.

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year begins Wednesday, may 1

Middle School Beacon Programs are priced at $15 per semester, or free for youth eligible for free and reduced-price lunch.

After School Academies

This program provides youth an opportunity to engage in content-rich activities and project-based learning.  Academies begin right after school in their assigned classroom and run until youth leave or are picked up. Youth will receive a special snack, program-wide announcements, “family supper,” field trips, cooking projects and individualized academic support. Academy participants host family nights and participate in culminating presentations.

Academies run Monday-Friday and youth can apply to switch into and out of Academies each grading period.

Academies include:

  • Culture & Identity Academy
    This academy offers a hands-on ethnic studies curriculum with cross content project-based learning activities including field trips across SF’s diverse neighborhoods, identity exploration activities and family history presentations.
  • STEAM Academy
    This academy offers science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics activities including weekly eco-exploration trips, robotics team competitions, coding workshops and media arts projects.
  • Culinary Academy
    This academy offers a culinary arts curriculum with cooking and artisan food production activities like recipe experiments, edible art projects, garden stewardship and family cookbook creation.
  • Sports Academy
    This academy offers team sports and physical activity options including city-wide league basketball and flag football, as well as silly schoolyard game remixes, tournaments and nutrition/fitness activities.
  • 8th Grade Teen Center
    This academy is exclusively for 8th graders and offers youth-led projects/tournaments, service learning activities, and the opportunity to be matched with pre-screened mentors at a local tech company and participate in leadership activities to earn a stipend.

After School Anchor Program

This program is designed for students who cannot participate in Academies for three or more days because parents are picking up, or expecting their child home before 4:30pm. With our partners at the Japanese Community Youth Council, we offer a snack, community circle and a homework lab.

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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