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FACILITY HOURS:

MON–FRI: 6AM–9PM
SAT: 8AM–4PM

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Education

At the Kroc Center, we value education greatly. Whether your child needs academic support or structured enrichments, the Kroc Center is the place to be!  Make sure to register in advance to guarantee your spot in our After and Middle School programs.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

$80 per month for 2018-2019
Available Monday-Friday, August-June on days when school is in session.

The After School Program offers daily homework tutoring, a nutritious snack, recreation and enrichment activities for youth in grades K-8th, Monday through Friday from 3pm-6pm.

Enrichment activities include but are not limited to Art, Literacy, Science and Computers.  Students in middle school also receive mentoring for high school and access to workshops in community service, leadership, organization, and practical skills.

Daily recreation in the Gymnasium, Dance Studio, Courtyard or Game Room keeps children physically active and healthy.

Children can develop character in a safe and nurturing environment. Children can also choose to participate in weekly Salvation Army Youth Programs, such as Adventure Corps Rangers, Explorers, Sunbeams and Girl Guards Troops Programs, and the Kroc Center Music Program.

Art & Music Programs

Immersing your child in the arts is a great way to lead a more fulfilling and enriching life. Whether it’s learning to play an instrument or read music, there is a place to develop your talent and pursue your dreams here at The Kroc Center.

CHILDREN'S STRINGS PROGRAM

The Kroc Center Strings Program is available for students ages 5-17. We offer both beginner and intermediate classes on Violin and Cello. Viola lessons are available by request only for experienced players. Our students are taught by highly qualified instructors using the Strictly Strings curriculum. Students start with learning proper bow technique and elementary music theory and move on to ensemble work.  There are several performance opportunities available for our students every year including a Winter and a Spring Concert.  Classes are on Monday and Wednesday evenings, Beginners at 4:15pm - 5:00pm and Intermediate/Advanced from 5:15pm - 6:00pm.

The Children's Strings Program is set to resume in the 2017-2018 academic year starting on January 29th. Details to follow.

 

Meet Our Children's Strings Instructors

 

Warren Leong, Violin and Cello Instructor

Warren has been performing, conducting and teaching for over 25 years. He has played with the Vallejo Symphony while at San Francisco State University. He has played pit orchestra for 14 years and has performed and conducted throughout Northern California over the years.  He has studied and taught Suzuki Violin at San Francisco State University under the directorship of Dr. Walter Haderer. He is currently coaching Strings at Presidio Middle School and at The Salvation Army Kroc Center in San Francisco.

 

CHILDREN'S ART & MUSIC ELECTIVES

Music Elective Classes

 Boys & Girls, Ages 6–17

TBD, 4:45-5:45, FREE

Students will learn the basics of music theory in their selected instrument as well as basic instrument techniques. Students will be given an opportunity to perform once a season in the Kroc Center church service.

Junior Brass Band
• Cornet (Trumpet) • Alto Horn
• Baritone • Trombone

Ukulele
Piano 
Guitar        

Singing Company

 Boys & Girls, Ages 6–12

TBD, 4:45-5:45, FREE

A beginner singing group where students will learn the basics of singing including how to warm-up their vocal chords and proper singing posture. A variety of styles of Christian music will be taught. The students will be given the opportunity to participate in special productions such as Christmas and Easter musicals and "Encore!," a Salvation Army divisional music convention held annually in the Bay Area. The students will be given an opportunity to perform once a season in the Kroc Center church service.

 

Art Elective Classes

Boys & Girls, Ages 6–17

TBD, 4:45-5:45, FREE

Students will work in multiple art disciplines and work hands-on in creating a class piece; as well as, individual pieces. Students will be given an opportunity to display their complete art pieces at the end-of-season Gallery Show.

Mixed Media Arts      

Children’s Troops Programs

The Salvation Army's goal is to give young people a safe community in which to grow and prosper. In The Salvation Army Kroc Center's character-building troop program, children build valuable skills that they will use throughout their lives.  These programs are a holistic Christian education experience.  The goals are to build positive social and communication habits, decision making and life skills, and build character and leadership skills through a biblical world view by encouraging: a sense of personal identity and character; Christian values and Biblical principles; and physical mental, spiritual, and social development.

Sunbeams

Girls, Ages 6-12

TUESDAYS, 4:45-5:45, FREE

Designed for girls' ages 6-12 years old.  This fun-filled Christian based program follows a similar format to girl scouts; helping girls develop socially, personally, and spiritually. Learning life skills, and growing in a relationship with God, all while earning badges (4-6 weeks average per badge). This program will open young girls' eyes to learn how to help others in the community, respect nature, and how they can make a difference in the world around them, through activities like arts, cooking, sports, and learning Bible verses.

Girl Guards

 Girls, Ages 13 & Up

TUESDAYS, 4:45-5:45, FREE

Designed for girls' ages 13+ years old.  This fun-filled Christian based program follows a similar format to girl scouts; using a four-fold approach addressing spiritual, physical, mental, and social needs. Learning life skills, and growing in a relationship with God, all while earning badges (4-6 weeks average per badge). This program will open young girls' eyes to skills development, personal growth and community service opportunities help girls to learn to work independently and together as a group.

Adventure Corps

 Explorers

 Boys, Ages 6-12

TUESDAYS, 4:45-5:45, FREE

Rangers

Boys, Ages 13+

TUESDAYS, 4:45-5:45, FREE

A program similar to boy scouts; this Christian based program encourages boys ages 6-12 years (Explorers) and ages 13+ years (Rangers) to explore & discover the world around them, learn civic responsibilities, and discover ways of serving God and others while learning different skills, and earning badges (4-6 weeks average per badge). By participating in a variety of activities including team building, sportsmanship, and memorizing Bible verses, these young boys develop personal, social, and spiritual skills, as they grow in a relationship with God.

 

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