San Diego ICO offers wilderness experiences to inner-city youth who might otherwise be unable
to get out of the city. ICO volunteers work year-round to develop partnerships with selected
agencies that serve youth in the San Diego area, including elementary, middle, and high schools,
as well as, community centers and various youth programs. The youth range in age from 8 to 24,
and come from diverse ethnic backgrounds.
If your school or community group would like to be involved with Inner City Outings, please contact
Kathleen Roth. We currently work with the following agencies:
AFCS is a K-8 school located in City Heights, San Diego, CA.
Our mission is to foster in all students the principles of quality, compassion, and effort embodied in the American Dream. Work hard, learn everything you can, always do your best, help others, and success will follow to realize the American Dream.
Our vision is to accelerate students' academic achievement and cultivate a sense of helping others by providing an education based on the best teaching and learning theories. We will provide every student with research-based teaching strategies to develop their academic potential.
City Heights CDC works to enhance the quality of life in City Heights by working with our community to create and sustain quality affordable housing & livable neighborhoods & foster economic self-sufficiency.
Embrace - Poway - Orange Garden Apartments
See Embrace - Downtown for description.
Harriet Tubman Village Charter School is a K-8 charter school in San Diego.
Hilltop High School
McPhatter acts as a placement site for students who are on a long-term suspension/expulsion or zero tolerance. The goal of this site is to build student self-esteem, increase course completetions, and return students to a traditional school district. The average stay for a student is 6 months or longer. Students are referred by Probation, Department of Social Services, or the Juvenile Court. The students live at home and attend school during the day.
Promise Charter school is a small K-8 charter school in southeast San Diego that focuses on student achievement through high levels of individual attention. Each classroom has no more than 20 students. The teachers and students work with a very involved parent and community population to give the school a community feel, where everyone knows each other and supports each other in learning.
Students are predominately Mexican-American with a small percentage of African-American, white, and Asian. Parents are interested in attending outings and supporting their children.
This school has a traditional calendar (not a year-round school).
Pura Vida Environmental Outreach, Inc.
Sherman Heights Community Center (SHCC) is located south of Balboa Park in San Diego. Youth at SHCC participate in the Critical Hours Youth Program. They attend Monday through Friday for homework tutorial and special computer projects. The program helps the youth to improve their grades at school by providing a safe place where they can come after school hours. ICO outings with SHCC comprise of day hikes and overnight camping. The ages on these outings range from 8 to 18 years old, but currently the majority are 8 - 11 years of age.
The YMCA is dedicated to improving the quality of human life and to helping all people realize their fullest potential as children of God through the developemnt of spirit, mind, and body.
We primarily serve the immediate community of North Park. Our youth are aged 8-15 and are 55% male and 45% female, 83% Hispanic and African-American.
The center is open year-round. Our youth come from different schools, some year-round and some traditional. The center willnormally close one week in August and one week in December.