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 opportunity for children who live in neighborhoods filled with adversity. We aim to give children the chance to build a future that is bigger than their present. We do this by leading trips into the arts, sciences, and the outdoors that inspire creativity, hope and imagination.  

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 children.

Centered around the arts, science and the outdoors, our combination of instruction and exposure to enriching environments offer our children a chance at a brighter outlook.  An outlook that induces hope, raises aspirations, builds resilience and lends a hand at breaking the cycle that too often entraps generations.

Discover

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

Inspire

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

Empower

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

Create

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

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.