Our Approach​

SFA aims to inspire and empower African-American young men in the San Francisco Unified School District to succeed in college and postsecondary institutions. Our Culture of Continuation framework spans up to a nine-year cycle; offering participants the guidance and support structures they need to make it through both their high school and college journeys. We work with participants and family members to remove many of the “hidden” academic barriers African-American boys often face. Our programs support students and help them gain the skills needed to
compete in today’s competitive academic environments and knowledge-based economy.

We Believe

that those who have the desire to attend college should be afforded the opportunity....


We Understand

that African American young men attend and graduate from college at significantly lower rates....


We are Committed

to changing those outcomes!