SIG improves lives every single day. Here are some of our success stories:
Jamar attends San Jose State University. He is the first young man from the SIG program to receive a scholarship to a four-year University. Jamar has been in the program for four years. He is currently a red shirt Freshmen at San Jose State University.
Lavar has been in the SIG program since he was in the 8th grade. He is a very humble young man that comes from the violent Western Addition neighborhood of San Francisco. He attends Sacred Heart Cathedral High School and is a standout football player who constantly receives awards for his great citizenship. Lavar’s dream is to attend the University of Oregon.
Rodney is a Senior at Jefferson High School in Daly City who loves to write and recite poetry. Rodney is also an excellent basketball player, president of the Black Student Union at Jefferson, and is a standout student with a 3.5 GPA.
Niamey is a freshman at City College of San Francisco. In 2016 and 2017 Niamey was voted the Player of the Year in San Francisco in both football and basketball. Niamey loves math and wants to attend the University of Kansas to major in architecture.
Louie & Max are brothers who attend Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco. They are both in the SIG mentoring program and each has a 4.0 GPA. Max is also a very good basketball player. Despite living in a rough neighborhood and living a great distance from Riordan, both have more than managed to stay focused on their school work.
Akeal is a freshmen at College of San Mateo who is a determined student and excellent athlete. He has been participating in the SIG mentoring program for four years. Akeal is dedicated to his community and often performs community service. His primary focus is to attend college and major in business.
Desean attends Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco. Despite being raised by a single mom and living in an underserved community surrounded by crime and violence, he has remained motivated to perform well in school and has avoided the negative influences of his neighborhood. Desean is a mature young man who knows that education is the key to his future.
Emmitt is Junior at Sacred Heart Cathedral high school in San Francisco where he maintains a 3.5 GPA. Emmitt lives in the Bayview Hunters Point Neighborhood. Although his neighborhood is violent and submerged in crime, he does very well academically and socially.
Julani is a Sophomore at Archbishop Riordan high school in San Francisco. He is an outstanding student with incredible basketball talent. Consequently, Julani is already being heavily recruited to play college basketball.
Anthony attends Sacred Heart Cathedral in San Francisco. He is both a standout student and an excellent football player. Anthony’s goal is to achieve a scholarship to the University of Southern California to play football.
Josh attends Archbishop Riordan high school in San Francisco and is a great student and athlete. He is being raised by two loving parents who are very involved with the church in their community. Josh volunteers at many church functions.
Marquis is an eighth grader at Willie Brown middle school in San Francisco who is a promising student and athlete with a humble attitude. He lives in one of San Francisco’s roughest neighborhoods, Visitation Valley. Marquis wants to go to college and be successful so that he can come back to his neighborhood and help bring about positive change.
Kareem, who was one of the original members of SIG’s mentoring program, is an SIG alumni who still seeks advice from SIG Executive Director Malik Wade. In 2014 he qualified for the California State High School Track & Field Finals in the 110 meter hurdles. After graduating high school, Kareem attended American River College in Sacramento. Wanting to contribute to the community, he recently applied to and was accepted into the Oakland Police Academy.