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Positive Role Modeling Makes San Francisco International High School Alumni Mentoring through SPAN Program a Success
By Guest Blogger Amanda Chui, SPAN Program and Senior Seminar Coordinator, San Francisco International High School This is the second year San Francisco International High School (SFIHS) is running Alumni Mentoring through the SPAN program. Alumni Mentoring provides an opportunity for our SPAN scholars to come back to our community and mentor young men and women who share similar backgrounds. This year, five of our SPAN students are serving as alumni mentors. In total, our alumni mentor’s case load is approximately 35 mentees, particularly...read more
By Guest Blogger Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio and Shereen Adel, Audio Academy ‘16 Hello! We had a crack team of reporters collaborate on some excellent, quick-turnaround election coverage, and members of the Audio Academy, past and present, played a big role. Angela Johnston (’14) and Liza Veal (’15) led our location reporting, each filing two stories Tuesday night. Shereen Adel (’16) and Ian Lewis (’16) helped out, in the field and the studio, giving us enough person-power to air three newscasts with...read more
By Guest Blogger Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio Hello! A lot of our latest initiatives are really taking shape right now. I’d love to tell you about two of them. On Monday, Audio Academy mentor Ninna Gaensler-Debs and I went to Oakland to meet with our partners on our new Sights & Sounds project. It’s an arts initiative that involves two parts: a weekly program showcasing Bay Area arts from the perspectives of the artists themselves; and a collection of reported stories about the arts in one community, East...read more