We are Weekend-Adventures

We believe - as you do - that every child has a right to a triumphant future.

Our mission is to create access and opportunities for youth who live in San Francisco, to explore what’s possible for themselves and their lives, that motivate and empower them to create a life of their choosing, by leading trips into places and spaces historically not available to them in the arts, sciences and the outdoors.   

Through our mission, we are championing a world without barriers where every single child has access to places beyond the limits of their neighborhood where they can learn, engage and grow.

Our flagship program in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco, a neighborhood plagued by violent crime, open drug use, and prostitution, answers the need for additional intervention on the weekends that bolster our youth.

Centered in the arts, science and the outdoors, our combination of instruction and exposure to enriching environments offer our youth a chance at an outlook based on them having experienced that new reality.  We use these opportunities to build Social Emotional Learning, Education, Community and Mental Health.


We provide each child with opportunities to explore and immerse in enriching adventures-to experience a world with limitless possibilities.


We encourage each child to think big, ask tough questions and become fearless agents of social change.


We equip each child with the tools to be confident leaders, standing strong in their beliefs.


We provide roadmaps that uncover avenues for our children to build a future of their own design.

Weekend-Adventures Core Values


Our programs are a place where everyone feels safe to explore their interests and test what we know and don’t know.


We give our participants the self-confidence to take on new projects and adventures in school and play.


We connect our participants to each other and the environment.

Lived Experiences

We cultivate an environment where we honor each other’s life experiences so that they can see the value in themselves and others.


We provide exciting activities where participants are introduced to and develop an appreciation for the multicultural diversity of our world.

Fun and Play

We understand that the best adventures are filled with laughter, play, and fun.

Founding Director, Adama Bryant speaks about her vision for Weekend-Adventures.

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Our Team

The world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life, but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.

-Robert Kennedy

Adama Bryant

Founding Director

Adama is a native San Franciscan, mother of three and long time champion for youth and children.

Since the late 90’s Adama has spent countless hours volunteering in the SFUSD classrooms and chaperoning school field trips. Working with children has always brought great joy to Adama.

In 2014, Adama earned her graduate degree from The University of San Francisco. As she walked across the stage receiving her degree, Weekend Adventures was born.

Donovan Funston

Advisory Board Member

Donovan is the President/CEO of Funston Tile, Inc., a second generation family owned commercial ceramic tile installation contracting company in Santa Clara. Over the past decade, Donovan has organized numerous charity events, helping to raise nearly two million dollars for multiple charitable organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Donovan lives in San Francisco. He explores his passion for food as an amateur gourmet chef.

Kate Robinson

Advisory Board Member

Kate Robinson is the founding Program Director of TLCBD Safe Passage, a program of Tenderloin Community Benefit District. Prior to this work, Kate worked for 6 years in Affordable Housing as a Resident Services Manager. It was through this work that she got involved with the resident-led collaborative effort that birthed Safe Passage. Kate has a Master’s of Science in Organizational Development from USF, which proves to be truly beneficial in her every day community based work. Kate loves the Tenderloin and its residents from so many different cultural backgrounds. She also loves the Tenderloin’s delicious Vietnamese food that goes unmatched by any other neighborhood. Kate is honored to support the vision and work of Tenderloin resident leader, Adama Bryant.

Sonya Watson

Advisory Board Member

Sonya brings with her a deep commitment and many years of experience working in youth development, women’s empowerment, workforce development, reproductive advocacy, and community economic development.

She is an active member of the KIPP SF Bay Academy PTA, School Site Council member, and a volunteer with the Booker T. Washington Community Service Center providing a variety of programming for school-aged students.

In 2010, Sonya started Women Stepping Ahead, a networking and support group where women meet quarterly to discuss their roles in their communities.