Healthy Choices AmeriCorps Needs You!
Serve. Learn. Gain. Healthy Choices AmeriCorps seeks energetic San Francisco community members to join us in helping to strengthen mentoring programs and support positive school climate. Healthy Choices AmeriCorps Members are paid a monthly stipend for their service engaging students, families, and school community members in positive activities. Learn more | Apply Today!
Healthy Choices AmeriCorps Grant Awarded
Great news to share! School Health Programs, SFCSD, has been awarded a three year grant of $455,000/year from the California Volunteers to launch Healthy Choices AmeriCorps California. School Health Programs will guide Healthy Choices AmeriCorps Members who will work directly with schools to support the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), school climate activities such as one-to-one and small group mentoring, social emotional learning activities, peacemaking circles, volunteer and family engagement, as well as other structured group activities. Learn more. Special recognition to Erin Farrell who leads SHP’s Mentoring for Success program and prepared this grant application.
National Mentoring Month - Special Shout Outs!
Mentoring For Success is grateful for the many school district employees who spend an extra hour every week to give special attention to their mentees. January is National Mentoring Month and while we celebrate all mentors, in January we want to send a special shout out to the following mentors for their exceptional attention to mentoring their students: Kathy Babcock, Cesar Flores, Kim Anderson, Mika Moore, Roxanne Huie, Debra Johnson, Barry O’Driscoll, Andrea Haun, Annaluz Rockefeller, Allison Harman, Julie McElhatton. Read more about each mentor!
Mentoring For Success partners with Mission Promise Neighborhoods
Darren Gapultos, Education Manager of MPN, expounds on the import of Mentoring for Success: “The journey of our children into adulthood can be a scary and unpredictable one. That’s what makes the Mentoring for Success program so important to our MPN-supported schools. Read more at the Mission Promise Neighborhoods website.
Please Consider a Donation, Cash or Otherwise
In addition to the non-cash items listed on our donations page, we also accept cash donations via Philanthropic Ventures Fund. Donations allow us to provide scholarships for students interested in extra-curricular activities, fun monthly activities, and field trips for mentoring matches. To make a cash donation:
- Go to Philanthropic Ventures Foundation donations page
- Click the Affinity Program button for program designation Then make sure to type Mentoring For Success in the further designation box at the bottom to insure that the gift is properly allocated to our youth. THANK YOU!
The Giving State: Mentoring Middle School Youth
Listen to an audio interview with a legal assistant who mentors middle schoolers in San Francisco. This interview is part of the Giving State Series at The California Report web site.
Go to interview.