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.
Check website for a complete lists of schools that offer this program.
Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures. Goal is to nurture children and strengthen communities.
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
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.
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.
Please click HERE for more information and a map of local community centers with phone numbers.
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.
Lincoln Community Center
Teen Connection – The City of San Antonio – Official City Website
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. Lunch and an afternoon snack are included. Fees are based on a sliding scale, according to income and family size.
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YMCA offers a variety of membership options for families, as well as after school programs with opportunities for Arts and Humanities, Health, Wellness, and Fitness, Math and Literacy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Homework assistance, 30 minutes of physical activity daily all in a Positive, values-based environment. There are also a variety of youth sports, summer and specialty camps, and other opportunities. Check out the website for more information.
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!