Parks, After School, Recreation & Community Services
Fresno BEST

The after school hours play a critical role in the lives of Fresno high school and middle school students as they make choices about their future, explore their leadership abilities and embark on entrepreneurial ventures.  The BEST (Building Everyone's Skills for Tomorrow) Program is designed to utilize that time to prepare students for their next step in life and guide them to post graduation success.

The Fresno BEST Core elements:
1) Academic Improvement- Navigation 101
Students personalize, plan, and demonstrate their paths for their future. The hands-on curriculum empowers our students to choose their own pathways and underlies the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model.

2) Positive Social Behavior-Community Outreach
Our students learn to channel their energy and time towards positive activities that can help them in the future. Students learn importance of volunteering their time and explore many different organizations. Fresno BEST Students have volunteered over 15,000 hours of service for community organizations.

3) Building Personal Skills- Empowering Students
Through team building exercises and other social activities, Fresno BEST students learn to work with their peers and learn the value of being a great citizen in their community. Fresno BEST teaches their students how to properly resolve situations while boosting the students confidence.

For more information Contact:
Brandon Taylor-
Brandon.taylor@fresno.gov ; 559-621-6606

Theresa Melavich-
Theresa.milavich@fresno.gov ; 559-621-6620

Levi Winebrenner-
Levi.winebrenner@fresno.gov ; 559-621-6604


 Current locations:
  
FUSD High Schools
  Edison High School
  Fresno High School
  McLane High School
  Roosevelt High School
  Sunnyside High School

  FUSD Middle Schools
  Ahwahnee Middle School
  Computech Middle School
  Cooper Middle School
  Orange Center

  West Fresno Unified
  West Fresno Middle School