Growth & Learning Opportunities

"Empowering youth and families to be leaders toward equitable communities"

Providing quality programming since 1982 Learn More

More Than Just a Safe Place


Growth and Learning Opportunities – GLO- here to serve our mission of “empowering youth and families to be leaders toward equitable communities”. In meeting this mission, we are equipping youth with the tools necessary to blossom into respectable adults so that they may continue the foundation of leading and giving back to their communities. In striving to reach this goal, we provide after school programming at 6 elementary schools in San Francisco. We operate a fun and engaging summer camp open to all Bay Area elementary aged children. We provide enrichment opportunities that enhance and reinforce what our children are learning during the school day. We provide hands on training opportunities for our staff, many of whom are college students embarking on a career path to being a Credentialed Teacher, School Administrator and/or Youth Worker. We offer our families a safe place to learn and thrive.

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Everybody Was Code Fu Fighting!

Everybody Was Code Fu Fighting!

May 12, 2017 | No Comments

That coding was fast as lightening! This summer GSA is working with Code Fu to infuse our summer program with technology creating the ultimate “GSA Tech: Extreme” experience for children. Code Fu is Day/After School enrichment and consulting program designed by teachers and software engineers to provide students in K-8th with the option to learn […]

Thank You For Attending: Day In The Park

Thank You For Attending: Day In The Park

May 1, 2017 | No Comments

We would like to thank everyone who came out to Lindley Meadow this past Saturday for GLO’s Annual Day In The Park and Youth Summit. We had an amazing time and truly appreciate all those who came out to celebrate with us. The sun was shining and you really couldn’t have asked for better weather […]

Protect After School In California

Protect After School In California

Apr 21, 2017 | No Comments

Every child deserves to have a safe place to go after school. Please help us amplify this message and fill out one of these postcards at your GLO site today! T


  • My son attends GSA every year and has an awesome time! Thank you GLO for all that you do! – Anonymous

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  • GLO is a wonderful organization that really cares about the communities they serve. Of course I am supporting the cause! I AM GLO!! – Anonymous



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  • “Our family cannot begin to express our gratitude for all the hard work, effort, love, and dedication shown to our children.  This was our first experience with afterschool and we could not have chosen a better place for our children to grow, learn, and develop.  As a mom returning to the workplace, you gave me and my family the confidence.” GLO Parent

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With over 30 years of experience to offer, Growth and Learning Opportunities – GLO –  offers a rich and high quality after school program, filled with many opportunities for children to learn through exploration.  We offer our own in house curriculum, GLO Prep for K – 2nd and GLO Academy for 3rd – 5.  With a focus on character development rooted in the 40 developmental assets of a child, we offer curriculum that promotes independence, leadership and academic success.


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