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Youth Programs

SJS offers youth programming at our sites in Austin and Humboldt Park.


After School Program

Students gain confidence by receiving individual and group tutoring for homework help to improve grades. They also participate in sports, music, art, cooking, health, leadership and character-building activities. During field trips to museums and cultural landmarks, they gain an appreciation for the world beyond their neighborhood. Most importantly, they develop friendships with peers equally committed to striving for a positive future.

Beyond Basketball

Staff aid and mentor young adults from the community to overcome obstacles and obtain access to opportunities, employment, educational and vocational resources. Staff and emerging adults meet weekly to follow progress.


Open Gym

Youth gather in a safe space to play basketball and connect with positive role models.


Professional Advancement Internship Development (P.A.I.D.)

PAID serves employees of SJS currently working in the out of school program in Austin and Humboldt Park. Participants take part in personal and professional development modules, learning sessions, assessments, and weekly field work.

Seasonal Camps (Winter & Spring Break)

Students enjoy a week filled with fun activity in a safe environment. Guided by positive role models, they learn constructive ways to spend the week in sports, art, team-building activities, community service, and field trips.


Summer Camp

This all-day camp provides excitement, interest, and learning for six weeks each summer. Students attend field trips and participate in sports, art, team-building, community service, and educational and cultural activities.

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