Contact Info:

Ms. Sabaa Shoraka, Program Manager:

Ms. Alejandra (Ale) Astorga, Program Assistant:

All students must complete Knight Time After School School Registration Link:



Teens on Target

TNT is a Violence Prevention program that develop and train youth leaders into becoming mentors to their peers and middle school students in the Oakland community. The topics we cover range from gun violence, relationship abuse, to peer pressure. Our youth leaders also get a stipend every month for their participation. $$

Days & Time: Tuesday 3-5pm

Contact: Ms. MaryAnn Alvarado

Bay Area Urban Debate League

Urban Debate League helps students become experts in critical reading, writing, and argumentation. In a debate, a deep understanding of text and argument makes the difference between victory and defeat. Critical reading, thoughtful speaking, and original research are skills that debaters spend countless hours of their own time mastering.

Days and Times: Wednesdays 12:45-1:15pm & 3:30pm

Zoom Link: TBD

Contact: Mya Whitaker mwhitaker@baudl@org


REAL HARD is an after school youth leadership program that focuses on leadership skill development, political education, and participant action research so student leaders can engage their peers in campaigns to improve school culture and climate and increase equity for students furthest from opportunity. $$

Days & Time: Tues/Thurs 1:30-2:30

Contact: Hadiyah Owens

Drivers Ed

Online drivers education is a fun and effective way to earn your license and or prepare you for the test. Each lesson is packed with an interactive feature that helps make traffic laws and driving safety easy to understand.

Days and Times: Everyday

Contact: Ms Sabaa

Digital Story Telling: My Story, Our Story, History (MOH)

Students will be provided short readings, have time to reflect, and have discussions to stimulate conversations about the world we live in. Students will utilize the journal entries to create stories, songs, raps, or spoken word pieces. Students will then utilize images that connect to their story to create their personal digital story.

Contact: Mr. Soto

Days & Time: Mondays, 2:30 - 3:30pm

Soccer Without Borders

Soccer Without Borders uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing international students and other under-served youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles and experience growth, inclusion, and personal success. They will be holding virtual soccer practices, lessons, and SEL coaching sessions

Days and Times: Tuesday

Zoom Link

Contact: Christian Ruiz

Knight Ambassador

Knight Ambassador is a student leadership program that provides students with the opportunity to work with Program Leads to co-facilitate Knight Time and Knight Success programming. Students must have completed at least 1 semester of programming to apply.

Days & Time: TBD

Contact: Ms. Ale & Ms. Sabaa


PASS-2 is a peer mentorship program that that peer-to-peer model of relationship building and information sharing. PASS-2 provides an engaging space for students to access the resources, requirements, and support that they need to succeed, thrive in school and prepare for post-secondary opportunities.

Days and Times: Mondays and Wednesday

Contact: Hadiyah Owens

CastleWorks: East Oakland Makers

Days & Time: Monday 2-3:30pm (Zoom)

Wednesday 3-6pm (on-site)

Zoom Link: TBD

Contact: Mr. Jeadi

Youth Together- Lead Student Organizers

Year long program that provides leadership development and community organizing experience to 9-12 lead student organizers (LSO). During the school year LSOs hold core team meetings on zoom.

Days and Times: Thursday 3:00-3:50pm

Contact: Itzamar Carmona Felipe

CastleWorks: Love Cultivating Schools

We need your help to continue to keep our garden growing and thriving. As a Internr, we are entrusting you to plan for the future and take care of crops we will be planting in the farm, or native plants for your home. Extra plants will be distributed to folks in the community. Utilize your experience and skills from class to contribute to this important work!

Days & Time: Fridays 1-3pm (zoom)

Contact: Mr. Matthew Linzer

CastleWorks: Food as Medicine

Make recipes at home for your community! Pick up farm fresh meal kits with recipes attached to Reactivate Your Health and Connect with Your Village. Students will prepare recipes in their home kitchens, document their meals, and get feedback from their families.

Days and Times: TBD

Contact: Ms. Lauren

Knight Success Internship: Knight Painters

We will work with community partners and create murals and pieces of art work that engage and interact with the community and environment.

Days & Time: Tuesday 1:30-2:30pm

Contact: Mr. Sams

CastleWorks: Castlemont Farm

Students will choose a location at the Castlemont farm to redesign, conduct a site analysis, and create proposed design drawings and photo-simulations using Photoshop.

Days and Times: TBD

Zoom Link: TBD

Contact: TBD

Pacific Bridge Club

PBC's mission is to use community events, culture building, and traveling as avenues for developing and supporting 9th-12th grade students of East Oakland. We want our youth to have a foreign experience of traveling to developing countries so that they can return with a different outlook on life to improve their lives in our community. Currently closed.

Days & Time: TBD

Zoom Link: TBD

Contact: Mr. Guy

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)

GSA unite LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities. GSAs have evolved beyond their traditional role to serve as safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth in middle schools and high schools, and have emerged as vehicles for deep social change related to racial, gender, and educational justice

Days & Time: Thursday 1:00-2:30pm m

Contact: Mr. Reaves

Felicita Pedroza