Who We Are
Mission | Values | Program: San Francisco Achievers (SF Achievers) is a community based non-profit organization whose mission is to address and reduce the achievement and opportunity gaps for African American young men from San Francisco public high schools. We do this through holistic student support, mentorship, internships, and scholarships to prepare our youth to matriculate in and graduate from college. Alongside staff, diverse networks of dedicated mentors build relationships with the students exposing them to valuable new experiences through our two (2) signature programs: High School Support and Scholar Success:
- The High School Support Program serves African American young men at our two (2) San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) partner high schools: Phillip and Sala Burton High School and Raoul Wallenberg High School. This program consists of school-based meetings designed to create a safe, engaging space exposing students to members of the business, professional, academic, and local community to learn life-skills needed to succeed in a variety of settings. The core “Discovery Sessions” are led by an SF Achievers’ Program Coordinator, an alumnus of the Program, who meets one-on-one with each participating student to address specific challenges at home, school, and in community life.
- Our Scholar Success Program is open to all qualified African American young men in SFUSD. SF Achievers’ high school students face significant access-barriers to college and few envision attending and completing college until they connect with our program they receive a college scholarship and wrap-around support if they achieve a 2.5 GPA upon high school graduation. The newest component of the program, the Leadership Academy, led by the PM, opens the application process to high-school juniors, who are then matched with volunteer mentors. They are pre-selected to receive a scholarship if they attend monthly workshops and summer events during their senior year of high school. This critical year invested in students allows staff and mentors to cultivate deep, trusting bonds with students on the pathway to college.