"During the season, we learned how to be sisters. It felt like we were a family. Even though only one of us played basketball before, we were able to grow together, bring our grades up, learn to be better students, and find a deeper purpose."
Our students experience homelessness year round so this summer has been filled with fun and enriching activities such as gardening, swim class, and music lessons.
"The staff looks after you, and they aren't judging us for what we've been through. I feel comfortable here and get my work done."
"I love working here at Monarch. The kids teach me something new each day."
The mission of the Monarch School is to educate students impacted by homelessness and to help them develop hope for a future with the necessary skills and experiences for personal success.
Currently there are over 23,000 homeless students in San Diego County. Monarch School is dedicated to helping homeless students break the cycle of poverty through education. Our program addresses four key areas that are critical to our students’ success: