The Oakland Afterschool Program serves the cityâ€™s most vulnerable students. Many of them face tremendous educational, social and economic barriers related to multi-generational poverty, insufficient education, single parent households, substance abuse, and gang activity. These stressors take a heavy toll on their ability to succeed in school and other areas.
The Program provides a balance of academic support, enrichment, and fitness activities that complement what children learn in school. We provide a safe place with caring adults in collaboration with community organizations, the school district, educators, and volunteer groups.