The College Path


Mission Graduates
Sending Mission youth to college since 1972

"Our Stories" Film Festival A Hit

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To celebrate our unique students and their families, Bryant Extended Day Program students used a new medium to share their own family history - film.  

Studying what makes a good film, practicing their skills with movie making applications, and creating family trees to share, Bryant students really shined during the Our Stories Film Festival.

Students presented their own films, listened to their fellow classmates interactive video, and shared their work with family.

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Marshall Digs In With Tinkering Studios

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Fridays are for Tinkering these days during the Marshall Extended Day Program.  

Taking student's favorite STEM Challenges (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) to the world mechanical engineering, Marshall students are learning the inner-workings of their favorite toys, diving into electrical engineering with circuits, and creating their own arcade games.


College Connect Celebrates Family


Cohort 9 students continue to come together several nights a week, working with Writing Partners, Math Remediation Coaches, and checking in with CC staff to make sure they are on track during college application season.

With all that focus, a celebration was in order.  


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Writing Partners and their students came together for a family pot-luck, connecting on a different level, and spending some quality time relaxing and enjoying each other's company.



Reading Fun Continues at Flynn


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Flynn Extended Day Program students are getting the chance this year to develop a love of reading in new exciting ways.  After reading stories with their parents over a slice of pie, Flynn students have found new treats on field trips to the San Francisco Public Library to find the latest new children and young adult books. 

And everyone's favorite way to read is back - with a dog on your lap.  The SF SPCA's Puppy Dog Tales program allows students to read aloud to a furry friend who will always listen, and reward a hard sentence with a kiss.





John O'Connell HS Shows Off 




Choosing the right high school can seem like a daunting task for middle school students.  But thanks to an interactive visit to John O'Connell High School, Everett students have a better sense of what life could look like as a Boilermaker.

After meeting student organizations on campus and hearing from a panel of students, students then got to dive in and experience this school's unique career-focused labs.  Physics class became about building roller coasters, and the Culinary Arts Lab gave them a peak into a high school career filled with career-building skills.





Beacon Celebrates Dia de los Muertos

Students at Everett Middle School celebrated Dia de los Muertos in style this year.

A visit to the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts gave students insight into the artists behind the beautiful altars.  

And in partnership with Latino Connect and organizations like Healthy Hearts SF, Everett Middle School became the site of a huge healthy family festival.



haunted house

haunted house

But of course the real draw for Everett students was the 2nd Annual Beacon Haunted House.  

Taking advantage of the very old and very creepy boiler rooms of Everett Middle, the Beacon staff stayed late to hang scary surprises for their favorite students!




A College and Career Dream Tree


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College and Career is at the center of all that we do with our students - from "Kinder Gators" to college acceptance letters.

This holiday season, we're spreading this message to the Davies Symphony Hall - decorating the halls of the San Francisco Symphony with student work just in time for Deck the Halls.

With the help of a very artistic supporter, 4th and 5th graders at our three sites have been creating clay ornaments to adorn a 20-foot tree, just in time for the holidays.





New Year, New Tech Skills




The Parent Partner Program has expanded this year to several new schools, which means the Latina Tech Mentorship program is full of new Promotoras ready to learn.

To kick the year off, all mentors and mentees came together for breakfast and get to know you games.

From there, the pairs have been busy creating learning plans for the year and beginning to tackle their first technology skills.




Monsters Finally Come Alive

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The long wait is over!

The Monster Project is getting ready to debut amazing monsters to all 2nd graders in Mission Graduates programs.  

Not only will the students each take home their own masterpiece, side-by-side with a profession artist's interpretation, but there work will hang in The Monster Project Exhibit on December 2nd and 3rd.




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