Sharks Until Dark
Supporting Youth to Grow, Learn & Thrive
Sherman Elementary School's Sharks Until Dark is a program of Bay Area Community Resources - a 501c3 non-profit organization. We support the school and community in a variety of ways with our programs. At SUD Expanded Learning, we are strong believers in the ability of our youth to succeed. Our program offerings and activities are designed to help our youth become resilient learners and reach their goals.
Take a look at what we are doing to support our students and families.
Who We Are
Sharks Until Dark is an Expanded Learning program of Bay Area Community Resources. We believe children have so much to offer to the world - we believe in the power that they hold, and know that they will mold future generations to come! At Sherman Elementary Sharks Until Dark, we are here to give them the support they need in order to shape them into leaders of the future. We have had a variety of educational programs and initiatives that help nurture our youth and help them develop the skills they will carry throughout their lives. Donate today, and see how you can make an impact!
Lights on After School is the only national event celebrating After School Programs and the impact they have on their community. Take a look at our LOA video highlighting our Outdoor Education Program
We currently offer a variety of youth services. We run our Outdoor Education Program, two different virtual models, and are in the process of opening a Sherman Learning Hub
SUMMER with SUD!
Summer is in the works! The SUD Team will be running a summer learning program for Sherman Students. Please stay tuned for more updates!
We developed our Outdoor Education program this fall with the goal of brining our students back together during distance learning in a safe and intentional way. The students engage daily in outdoor learning with an emphasis on STEM, exploration and nature connections. They are safely able to interact with their peers and continue to grow those ever-so important social-emotional skills.
Virtual After School & Master Classes
Our virtual programming is intentional, flexible and engaging for our students! Students participate in virtual sessions three times a day - Enrichment session, Academic session (homework help and tutoring) and Community & Movement Time. When enrolling in Virtual after school, students have access to all three daily sessions.
We are also offering donation based mini master classes with enrollment on a class by class basis. Some Mini Master class offerings so far have included Spanish, Space Explorers, Fundamentals of Drawing and much more!
Sherman Learning Hub
SUD has partnered with DCYF (SF Department of Children, Youth and Their Families) to open a Sherman Learning Hub. This is part of DCYFs Community Hub Initiative (CHI). Because of limited spacing, our Hub is currently at capacity, however we anticipate spots opening up in the future!
Program Rates, Updates & News
For many years, Sherman Elementary Schools "Sharks Until Dark" has offered crucial and enriching programs to our youth. During the pandemic, our program models have changed, adapted and grown. Read about all of our latest updates and program offerings!
Summer Learning with SUD!
If you are interested in our SUD Summer Learning Program, please click here to fill out our summer interest form. This will help us best plan for Summer with SUD!
Outdoor Education After School
We are currently offering a high-quality in-person Outdoor Education program for Sherman students. Students are grouped in pods of 8 children to 1 adult outdoors teacher. Program runs from 2pm-6pm daily, and currently takes place in the beautiful SF Presidio National Park. Students engage in intentional nature education with focuses on STEM, exploration, and social-emotional learning. We have pricing available on a 3-tier model.
1. Free & Reduced Lunch Annual Fee ($250)
This fee can be paid in installments throughout the year, and is available for Sherman families who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch with SFUSD
2. Full Fee Paying Rates
Full fee-paying rates range from $120-$300 a week, dependent on student attendance
3. Sliding Scale
We are always more than happy to work with our families to find a rate and solution that works best for them. Therefore, we offer a sliding scale upon request
Sherman Learning Hub
We are thrilled to be offering this hub to support our Sherman families. This in person program assists students with their distance learning and social emotional learning skills. We are very lucky to be able to host this program at the beautiful Golden Gate Valley Library, which is just a couple blocks away from Sherman Elementary. Our morning program runs from 8:30am-2:00pm, and Full Day with Outdoor Education afternoons are 8:30am-6pm.
Due to a lack of funding, we are running our hub based solely on parent fees. We have also reserved 50% or more spots for Scholarship/Free and Reduced Lunch families. If you would like to make a donation to help support the learning hub, you can make a donation HERE
Rates for full fee paying families:
Full Day: $315/week
You can enroll on our waitlist here
We are offering a variety of virtual services for our school community. We have SUD teachers who support daily in school day classes and tutoring. After school, we have Virtual SUD where students participate in enrichment, academic support and community & movement time.
Free & Reduced Lunch - $100 annual fee
Full Fee Paying - $200 a month
Sliding Scale - available upon request
We are also offering one-time "mini master classes" on a monthly basis. Families can sign their student up without enrollment in SUD. Classes are donation based, with recommended amount $20 a class.
Interested in learning more about our virtual offerings?