BACR is one of the largest providers of after school programming in the Bay Area. Our programs offer structured academic support and enrichment activities throughout the school year. Programs are guided by Best Practices in academic support and youth development and are tailored to each school’s needs.
BACR-led academic support activities include daily homework centers that provide students with personalized support for their academic needs and interests in a safe and nurturing environment staffed by trained adults. BACR-led enrichment activities include several arts activities, recreation, athletic programs, and youth leadership opportunities. The BACR philosophy about after school programs extends far beyond keeping children safe. We believe in providing a nurturing and enjoyable environment where students can improve their academic skills, and we believe in integrating the principles and practices of youth development into all after school activities. We believe that it is our responsibility to understand and meet the needs of schools, students, and parents.
BACR serves as lead agency at more than 70 public after school programs. We partner with schools and school districts in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, San Pablo, Antioch, Concord, Alameda, and San Rafael.
Annual evaluations of BACR-led after school programs consistently show improved youth development skills and school performance.