SNC Program Highlights

A typical day at SNC


1)  One of our vans picks you up at your school approximately ten minutes after the last school bell and takes you directly to SNC.

2)  The tutoring classes begin after a brief period of recreation.  We have large classrooms and there are two time periods for our students to complete their homework and/or work in their curriculum workbooks.  Students now also work on iPads and they earn “STEP Points” by being diligent in their work and behaving properly.  UC Berkeley tutors and our staff are divided equally in these class periods.

3)  In 2011 we began a daily exercise regimen.  This 20 - 30 minute workout continues today.  One of our solutions to combat childhood obesity rates and to teach our students about healthy lifestyle choices.

4)  Immediately after the mandatory exercise time everyone gets a snack from our student operated snack bar.  Older students earn the right to work in the snack bar and their pay is the profit from the snack bar sales and coupons.

5)  This is followed by a period of free time to play in our gym, enjoy one of our "SNC as a tech-startup" themed activity rooms; use our updated Weights & Exercise room; or be in on of our digital resource studios creating presentations, videos, music or educational podcasts.  All rooms, and our gym, have access to high speed internet.


6)  Our SNC bus or van takes you home in the early evening, unless you are in a mentoring peer group, then you get taken home later!

STEP continues the academic structures which have proven to be quite effective.  These structures include our tutoring classes, an academic reward and incentive point system, student contracts, grade-level  curriculum work books and the use of Apple iPads supplement their regular school studies.  

• 100 % of our children and youth benefit from the academic support and the positive adult mentoring relationships formed with our staff and STEP tutors.

Student to Tutor ratio during our school year pandemic pod program:  9:3

• Our ULTIMATE GOAL for each of our students is to have at least a 3.00 GPA!

DUE to the Global Pandemic Oakland Unified School District and SNC offered both virtual and physical attendance and encouraged vaccinations for all students.

THANKS to our gifting STEP students Apple iPads to support their educational success in their schoolwork along with our mix of online tutoring and pandemic pod tutoring all students IMPROVED in their academics.

Recent Years 3.00 plus GPAs.


Internet for all a universal right !

The knowledge economy !

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