Youth Program
San Francisco, CA
Provided by Good Samaritan

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Our Mission. In community with families, parents, elders, and allies, Vision Academy labors to create and hold spaces for our youth to feel safe in, be heard and shine.

Our Vision. Youth are the living embodiment of 415 values and culture; and they have the distinct power to care for the City’s past, present and to decide its future. It is our duty to support our youth with community-built programs and practices that focus on care, transference of lived experiences, and trust.

Our Namesake. It is our intention to inspire youth to look inside their hearts to discover who they are, and from this place create and pursue a "vision" of how they wish to experience and live their life.

Our History. Founded in 2011, and built by Black and Latinx families, Dr. Joseph Bryant Jr. and the congregation at Calvary Hill Community Church, and the Good Samartian Family Resource Center, Vision Academy has increased access to quality afterschool and summer programs for children and youth in the Bayview and Mission districts of San Francisco. In the summer of 2015, Vision Academy became an official program of the Good Samaritan Family Resource Center.



In partnership with Calvary Hill Community Church, we offer an academic afterschool program for youth 5 - 13 years of age. Supper and transportation provided.


A safe and enriching place for SF youth. Summer camp activities include lots of outdoor play, chess, coding, art clubs, summer reading, local field trips and more.


We are the founding contributor, and practitioner of the 415 Youth Framework (415YF). Periodically we host donation-based trainings for local non-profits. Also, we train folks to teach Chess.

Make a Difference

Volunteer. Want to make a difference? Then volunteer with us! No experience necessary, just have a passion for working with kids, and an eagerness to share your joy! Send an email to to get started!

Give. Do you want to change the life of a child? Then make a donation. When you donate, you're giving children the financial support they need overcome the obstacles they face (paying for academic tutoring, nutritious food, transportation, supplies, and more), which gives them an equal chance at success. You can change a life and improve our community.

Make a Donation

Vision Academy is a program of Good Samaritan Family Resource Center, a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in California. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Please dedicate your gift to "Vision Academy."

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