May 5, 2017

Beacon Way Day 2017: Know What You Stand For!

SFBI and the Beacon Bridge Committee hosted the 4th Beacon Way Day conference. The goal of Beacon Way Day is to bring the San Francisco Beacon community together for a day of solidarity and self-empowerment, creating a space for individuals in the Beacon community to lift up and learn from diverse voices and best practice from around the city. This conference brings Beacon staff together in the current political, social, and cultural climate to investigate how to stand for our communities, our careers, and our commitments as allies of youth and families.

BWD_1Approximately 120 participants were in attendance representing from the 9 Beacon Centers across the city. Although we were in a power outage for the entire day of the conference, the event was still a success and peer-to-peer learning and community building proceeded. Workshops were facilitated by Beacon Center staff members of various positions. Please see more information and resources on the workshops below.

Photo Gallery

Sherrice Dorsey-Smith, Younger Youth Programs and Planning Manager, Department of Children, Youth and their Families

Pam Pradachith-Demler, Executive Director, San Francisco Beacon Initiative – Presentation


“End of the Road” Strategies to Support Middle School Endings and the Transition to High School

Planting Seeds: To Grow & Glow – Resources

Talking to Our Youth: An Intentional Approach

What’s next after Beaco n Leadership?

“Always Be My Baby” Strategies to Support Elementary Endings and the Transition to Middle School

The Ladder is Full – Resources

Programming for Success: Utilizing “The Video Game Theory”

Consent is Sexy Mandatory

Networking Wall Contacts – Feel free to reach out to your colleagues!