Happy Summer Everyone,
I want to wish all my customers, family and friends a Happy Summer. This is the first time in 12 years that I have had my summer to myself. Well not exactly, to my self. Since I no longer direct the Mindful Messages Summer Mentoring Program in West Oakland, I find that I am even more busy with the daily operations and marketing for Ashay by The Bay. Soon I will make an important announcement about Ashay by the Bay new markets and opportunities so stay tuned.
And although this is late, I searched and found some resources for summer and after school programs for youth in Oakland. Several offer African Centered curriculum. All are established and provide great activities that are designed for youth education and enjoyment.
Boys and Girls Clubs
Has 3 locations and is part of a National Program. They offer various activities including sports and after school programs for youth.
Address: 8530 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94621 Phone: 510-535-9451
Address: 920 24th St, Oakland, CA 94607 Phone: 510-272-9929
Address: 1818, 3300 High St, Oakland, CA 94619 Phone: 510-444-8211
For More Information: www.bgca.ord
Oakland Freedom Schools
Offers a 6-week summer academic literacy and cultural enrichment program serving 180 students (60 at each site), ages 5-13
Address: 1266 14th St, Oakland, CA 94607 Phone: LaCole Martin: 510.912.9232
For More Information www.UjimaFoundation.org
Ujima is an urban development organization that believes in community and sustainability. It believes all children should grow up in a family set up and that the best support we can give our beneficiaries are the tools they need for self-support. They utilize the “Nguzo Saba” principles of Kwanzaa, Ujimaa and Ujamaa and focuses on the ( 9 Codes of Conduct, the Culture and the Environment. They offer several Summer and Before School Programs in Oakland and Youth Job Training.
Address: 835 Isabella St Oakland Ca 94607 Phone: 510-598-9558
For More Information: www.Ujimaafoundation.org
Offers, a positive, deeply enriched Afri-Centric curriculum provides children with a deep foundation from which to grow and find their calling. Summer Enrollment is Open - Robots, coding, science, dance and drum - a fun-filled summer awaits. Four, 2 week camps begin on June 18. (Also Offers A Year Round School)
For More Information: www.ileomode.org/
West Oakland Youth Center