Today’s youth must navigate not only the “real world,” but also the “virtual world.” Now more than ever they need support in developing socio-emotional skills.
Programs like Outdoor Education and Season of Service - Period of Peace SUPPORT our student’s emotional, social and physical development; ensuring they graduate as confident, aware and compassionate young adults.
Outdoor Education is a transformative experience for elementary students. In outdoor education programs, kids have the opportunity to get hands-on practice putting scientific research principals into action and it provides a stage for youth to creatively share their fears, challenges and aspirations.
We believe that all of the children in the SLUSD should be able to experience programs such as Outdoor Education.
For 2017-18 SLED is providing all elementary schools with funding to help support outdoor education.
SLED supports Season of service, period of Peace, a ten- week long school-wide non- violence program, credited with reducing incidents of violence at the high school by 50%.
The Season of Service attempts to both empower and be transformative as it gives students a forum for their voices; a stage for their actions. It is aligned with San Leandro Unified’s Student Health & Wellness Center’s youth empowerment model: a process oriented, educational movement, guided by passion and principle, to help students develop consciousness of freedom, and connect knowledge to power and the ability to take constructive action.
The Season of Service has been a part of a series of non-violence activities at San Leandro High for the past seven years and has become the cornerstone to the school’s violence prevention program. Additional examples of student projects can be viewed at Youtube.com/sledfund
Need funding for your SOSPOP Project? Fill out the SOSPOP Grant Request Form here.
Looking to start a SOSPOP Project? Fill out the SOSPOP Participation Form here.
The San Leandro Education Foundation is excited to partner with the Youth Opportunity Scholarship program! This program is supported by a San Francisco-based family foundation that is interested in giving San Leandro youth opportunities to develop and follow their passions.
Once complete, students can give the application to their Parent Facilitator in the main office.
At John Muir Middle School please see Jasmin Vega.
At Bancroft Middle School please see Joanna Garcia.
Paid summer work experience at Ghirardelli for San Leandro High School Alumni entering their junior or senior year in college!
For the sixth year, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is excited to invite talented undergraduates entering their junior or senior year to apply for challenging, hands-on experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry. This paid, seven-week summer work experience runs June 17 - August 1, 2019.
For more information, please read our Summer Work Experience Letter.
For details on the jobs available please read the Job Descriptions
In 2012, Ghirardelli announced a generous financial partnership with the San Leandro Education Foundation’s SLED100 campaign, along with a commitment to launch a summer work experience program for San Leandro High School alumni currently attending a four-‐year college. In 2014, the program was piloted with five SLHS alumni and it has been a great success every year since. Ghirardelli is once again offering the program in 2018 and SLED is reaching out to former San Leandro Scholarship Foundation recipients to inform them of this unique opportunity.
The summer work experience will combine meaningful on the job work experience along with other activities such as interview skills training, chocolate school, and more. Ghirardelli is hiring a total of 6 individuals this year, four at our corporate location in San Leandro supporting our Information Technology, Research & Development, or Human Resources departments, and two supporting our stores out in the field in Sales Merchandising in San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area. This is a paid work experience at $18/hour, Monday through Thursday for 29 hours per week.
To be considered for this opportunity, please have your son or daughter submit a resume AND brief cover letter (not in the body of an email) indicating the area(s) in which he/she would like to work and why. (No more than 250 words.) Applicants must be sure to include all current contact information including: name, address, phone number, and email address as well as the year they graduated from San Leandro High.
Ghirardelli will be accepting seven hires for the 2019 summer work experience program. All submissions, questions or comments should be sent to Ghirardelli@sledfund.org
Summaries of each position can be found Here . The deadline to receive all applications is April 23th, 2018. If your application is selected, you will be contacted for an interview in early May or sooner.