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After School/ Camps/ Mentoring

After School Challenge

The City of San Antonio Department of Human Services operates the After School Challenge Program through contractual agreements and established partnerships with eight school districts and four community based organizations. After School Challenge provides activities, both educationally based and recreational, to youth at 146 school sites during the school year. Fees for the program are based on family income, family size and the number of children participating in the program. All students at a particular school site are eligible to register. For further registration information, please contact your school site or agency providing the program.
Check website for a complete lists of schools that offer this program.

BCFS (Baptist Child & Family Services)

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Provides free counseling services to eligible youth ages 0 to 17 and their families. Services provided at several locations across San Antonio. Crisis intervention and counseling services are available 24/7 by calling main number, 210-283-5183.

From ChildSafe, Family Endeavors, Grace House, Family Violence Prevention Services & Women’s Shelter, Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Urban  Ministries Emergency Shelter, to college prep, foster care, employment connections, or assisted living services, learn more about what BCFS does Here

Find your local resources at the BCFS’ South Texas Centre in San Antonio Here

BCFS Headquarters
1506 Bexar Crossing
San Antonio, TX 78232
210.832.5000
1.800.830.2246
info@bcfs.net

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas

https://www.bigmentor.org/
Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn’t do any of it without you.

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Grades: Elementary, Middle School, High School
Age: 6-18
10843 Gulfdale Dr, San Antonio, Texas, 78216
210.225.6322
info@bigmentor.org

Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts

  • Boys Scouts are a great way to get your child involved in positive activities. The Boys Scouts mission is for each child to master “character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness.” For children 6 years-20 years old. Call 610-688-6900 for more information or click on Boy Scouts to go to their website.
  • Girl Scouts has for over 90 years helped girls learn positive values, get involved in their community and learn to succeed. For girls 5 years old through 17 years old. Call 215-564-4657 or click on Girl Scouts.

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio serves youth through a variety of after-school and summer programs including homework assistance, technology centers, teen centers, career exploration, job assistance, sports and recreation, art classes and leadership development.

https://www.begreatsa.org/

Administrative Office

123 Ralph Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78204
210.436.0686

San Antonio Youth Sports

The San Antonio Parks and Recreation department offers numerous opportunities for our youth to get active and fit by participating in sports such as T-ball, volleyball, basketball and soccer. Youth sports leagues are offered in various seasons year round. To sign-up, parents are asked to call the community center to confirm which sport and age divisions they are hosting. Parents should then register online or visit the center to complete a registration form and pay the registration fee. The $10 fee (per child), includes a team shirt. Hours at the participating community centers are Monday through Thursday, 2 to 9 p.m., Friday, 2 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Please click HERE for more information and a map of local community centers with phone numbers.

Summer Programs

Teen Connection

Teen Connection is FREE and offers a safe, supervised free open gym and active games and sports for teens ages 13 to 18. Click here for more information.
Locations:
Lincoln Community Center
Monday-Friday, 11:00am-8:00pm
Phone: 210.271.7741
Admission: Free

Melendrez Community Center
Monday-Friday, 10:00am-8:00pm
Phone: 210.207.3235
Admission: Free

Summer Youth Program
The Parks and Recreation Department offers a quality, affordable Summer Youth Program, where youth find sports, craft projects, active games, art exploration, fitness and nutrition, reading opportunities, and math and science enrichment activities. Community center sites are open to participants ages 6 to 14 and school sites to children ages 6to 12. Swimming opportunities will also be offered for program participants at limited community center sites.
The program runs Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 5:30pm.  Lunch and an afternoon snack are included. Fees are based on a sliding scale, according to income and family size.
Click here for more information.

YMCA – Summer camps, other after school activities

Everyone knows the Y as a place to camp, swim, or exercise, but we’re so much more. We’re working side-by-side with our neighbors to address critical community needs that help kids develop into smart, resilient adults, for people to improve their health and build a sense of community, and for our most vulnerable young people to get the care and support they need.

Many children and adult programs including: after school programs; summer camps; child care; literacy; weight management; and tutoring. With over 12 locations in the San Antonio area! FREE summer membership to all 13-18 year olds!!

https://ymcasatx.org/