Onsite at Starr King: Rising Starrs After School Program

Starr King hosts an on-site after school program run by the Urban Services YMCA Excel Program, known as Rising Starrs or just ASP. The program runs 2:40-6:00pm, Monday-Friday.

ASP offers homework assistance in English and in Mandarin and a number of enrichment programs. ASP enrichment programs include or have included a journalism group, sports, private instrumental music lessons, DJ arts, chess, Mandarin activities, and many evening programs such as a talent show, potluck, and STEAM Night.

For more information, please visit risingstarrs.weebly.com or contact Sol Granados, Site Coordinator, by e-mail SGranados@ymcasf.org.

Offsite programs that pick up from Starr King

There are several programs nearby that will pick up the kids from Starr King and bring them to the after school program location.

San Francisco Recreation & Parks - Potrero Hill Recreation Center and Jackson Playground
www.sfreconline.org, 415.831.6800
Potrero Hill Recreation Center, 801 Arkansas Street
Jackson Clubhouse & Playground, Arkansas & Mariposa Streets

San Francisco’s Recreation & Parks Department operates two after-care programs in Potrero Hill, at the Potrero Hill
Recreation Center and at the Jackson Playground. The programs run 2:40-6:00pm, Monday-Friday. Students may be picked up early. Bus transportation to Jackson Park is provided, and children walk -- accompanied by Recreation & Park staff -- to Potrero Hill Recreation Center about two blocks away.

San Francisco Recreation & Parks ASP is a structured after school experience for youth in grades K-5. Components include homework and literacy assistance; communication and empowerment skills; and recreational activities including sports, group games, arts and culture, community exploration and seasonal events.

Tuition is $720 for the entire year. Payment plans are available.

Xian Yun Academy of the Arts California
www.xianyunca.org, 415.431.3161
1950 Page Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

Xian Yun Academy of the Arts California is a bilingual program emphasizing classical Chinese arts. The afterschool programs focus on homework support, with enrichment reading, activities, and games in English and Chinese. A wide range of classes are available, including visual arts, Chinese, math, piano, and dance. Xian Yun staff transport students by van from Starr King to their campus on Page Street. The program runs Monday-Friday from 2:40-6:00pm.

H & P Happy Genius Chinese Learning
hphappygenius@gmail.com, 415.298.6689
709 Taraval Street, San Francisco, CA 94116

H & P Happy Genius Chinese Learning is a Mandarin Immersion after school program in the Sunset District. They provide Mandarin Chinese lessons, homework assistance, math assistance, arts and crafts, and outdoor play. All the activities are in Mandarin. They provide afternoon snacks for the children in a nut-free environment. Happy Genius staff also transports students by van from Starr King to their location in the Sunset. The program runs Monday-Friday from 2:40-6:00pm.

Panda Kung Fu Center
pandakungfucenter@gmail.com, 415.664.3168
2545 Judah Street, San Francisco, CA 94122

Panda Kung Fu Center is a bilingual (Mandarin and English) after school program offering Kung Fu, art and Mandarin lessons. They teach competitive Wushu, kick boxing, lion dancing, soccer, ping pong, rope skipping and ball games. Children also receive homework tutoring and Mandarin lessons. Panda Kung Fu transports students from Starr King to their center in the Sunset. The program runs Monday-Friday from 2:40-6:00pm.