We are a youth development wellness organization dedicated to empowering underserved youth in Oakland to be well-rounded champions at home, at school, and in their communities.

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EOBA Weekly Food Distribution

CURRENTLY CLOSED

Please check back June 10, 2021 for

future distribution dates.

 

For other Oakland food distribution sites click here.

 

Located at 

816 98th Ave Oakland, CA 94603

Our Mission:

Wellness.

noun | well·ness |  \ ˈwel-nəs \

 

  1. the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.

Using boxing as a model of discipline, courage, and perseverance, EOBA provides high-quality programming and services that promote mental and physical wellness, academic achievement, and build vital life skills. We create space for youth to practice, hone, and internalize the tools and attitudes needed to be exemplars of wellbeing for their peers, families, and communities.

While EOBA is surrounded by communities plagued with illegal dumping, industrial buildings, and environmental pollution, the garden provides space for students to reconnect with the Earth and develop respect for green spaces.

What We Do

Goals

Progress-Success

Encouragement

Support-Inspire- Flexible

Education

Exploration-Higher Learning

Patient

Respectful-Open-Trustful

Trustworthy

Committed-Available-Confidential

Heart

Courage-Honest

Cornerman Mentor Program

  EOBA’s Cornerman mentor program aims to empower youth by providing the guidance and support needed to address their daily battles and challenges positively.

Cornerman Mentor Program

  EOBA’s Cornerman mentor program aims to empower youth by providing the guidance and support needed to address their daily battles and challenges positively.

Free After School
& Summer Programs

We want to support youth in recognizing and utilizing ways to build their capacity across all dimensions of wellness in order to live healthy, self-sufficient lives. 

Community Services

Through our community service partnerships, we seek to bridge as many gaps in accessing critical components of wellness as we can. Just as our youth and their ability to live well are impacted by their families, we believe they are also impacted by the communities in which they reside.

Boxing, Sports & Exercise

As a core aspect of our programming, boxing, sports, and exercise impact many of our efforts to support youth in becoming champions for wellness. Boxing and Sports programs encourage physical wellness as well as social, emotional, and intellectual wellness.

EOBA TIPS

Tips from the EOBA students, staff, families, and community.

ENROLLMENT PROCESS

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EOBA serves youth ages 5-20 

To enroll your child or young adult in our after-school or summer program.

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EOBA's afterschool program follows the OUSD school schedule. programing runs M, Tu, Th from 3pm-6pm and W and F from 12-6pm. Youth must attend the afterschool program at least 3 days a week in order to remain enrolled. 

A parent or legal guardian is required to attend a program orientation on Wednesdays at 5:30pm.

*EOBA offers free transportation in partnership with selected schools within a 2-mile radius to ensure that students have a safe and reliable way to participate in programming daily when other modes of transportation are not available to them.

“Last year, one of my students started showing up at school with no homework; I was afraid I was seeing the start of a negative cycle. But this year was different. My student gets space, time, and real help at EOBA completing his homework. I also know that because of EOBA, his older brother doesn't have to babysit his younger brothers after school."
 
— Elementary school teacher