A Great Way To Start or End The Day

Our YMCA before and afterschool programs foster each child’s cognitive, social-emotional and physical development through opportunities and experiences which focus on achievement, relationships and belonging.

Amazing Learning Experiences

As an organization committed to positive youth development, our before and afterschool programs support your child's academic success and promote healthy physical, emotional, and social development. 

The program's curriculum is designed to expose youth to a wide variety of activities, improve critical thinking skills, develop leadership, build character and confidence, and to improve overall health and wellness. 

Activities include: homework help, team sports, nutrition and cooking classes, arts, academic enrichments and more!

Location & Program Information

Our program fees are calculated and averaged over the school year to ensure a consistent monthly charge for our YMCA Facility Members and Community Member participants. Please note there are no pro-rates for months with break weeks or shorter months.

A non-refundable 50% of the monthly fee will be due at registration. Monthly fees will be drafted on the 20th of each month. We require 30 days written notice to withdraw with no further fees incurred. Financial Assistance is available. You may download the financial assistance application here, please email your completed financial aid application to branchFA@ymcasf.org.


Marina Middle School

3500 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94123


Since 2003, the Y has partnered with the SFUSD to offer diverse and engaging after school programming at Marina Middle School.


Marina Middle School students come from all over the city, and many of them would go otherwise home to an empty house after school. Enter the Y.

The Marina Beacon Center, run by the Presidio Community YMCA, strengthens the connections between school, students and families and closes the gap between school services and community needs. The Marina Beacon Center relies on strategic partnerships in order to provide a wider range of supports for students and families. Current partners include Street Soccer USA, the Movement Foundation, SFUSD Youth Health Outreach Program, YBike, Earth Service Corps, Presidio YMCA Aquatics, BellXcel, Chinatown YMCA and YRangers.

With more than 120 participants, our program offers youth an engaging combination of homework assistance, recreation, and special-interest clubs, all with the goal of nurturing the development of our participants. We have created our own dedicated a space where teens can be safe and thrive.




Our afterschool program is only available to students actively enrolled at Marina Middle School. For information regarding Financial Assistance, please see below.


Entering 6th-8th grades.


The first day of care begins on Wednesday, 08/16/2023, last day is Tuesday, 06/04/2024.



Regular school days: 4:00 pm-6:40 pm
Early release days: 2:15 pm-6:40 pm


Families who do qualify for Free/Reduced Meals can apply for our grant-funded option. Please email us at marinabeacon@ymcasf.net for more information. 

5 Days/week
Facility Members:
Community Members:




Please email marinabeacon@ymcasf.net for more information.


How To Register

1.  Log into your account at community.ymcasf.org 
2.  Browse Registrations
3.  Choose Categories- Out of School Time, then Programs - After School
4.  Choose your preferred school and number of days a week 
5.  Complete questionnaire
6.  Electronically sign the waiver 
7.  Pay your 50% non-refundable deposit 
8.  Set up your monthly draft 

Financial Assistance & Free/Reduced Lunch Program


Financial Assistance is available. You may download the financial assistance application here, please email your completed financial aid application to branchFA@ymcasf.org.


This option is available to families with children who received Free/Reduced Lunch at school. If you do, you may qualify for a highly subsidized slot based on your eligibility. 

Please note: if you are applying for a free/reduced lunch slot, you will need to provide a Notification of Eligibility Letter and also submit a Financial Assistance Application, please submit your completed Financial Assistance Application to branchFA@ymcasf.org.

How To Provide Notification Of Eligibility Letter

The fastest and easiest way is to complete the SFUSD Multipurpose Family Income Form (MFIF) is to create an account online at SchoolCafe.com and complete the form. The MFIF can be submitted anytime during the school year. A family's free or reduced lunch eligibility will be determined within 5-7 business days. You will be sent an email with your eligibility status for free or reduced lunch.

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