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.
In partnership with Kaiser Permanente the San Leandro Education Foundation supports Season of service, period of Peace. Season of Service, Period of Peace is 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 www.YouTube.com/sledfund
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.