School Partnerships

YOSA reaches out to dozens of schools across San Antonio and Bexar County each year–an important activity with YOSA young musicians attending more than 115 schools in 17 school districts.  YOSA’s most significant school partnership is with the seven schools known as the Roosevelt Compact in the neighborhood with Rackspace headquarters.

YOSA MÁS:Roosevelt Compact
YOSA along with four other non-profit organizations was selected as a grantee by the Rackspace Foundation in an initiative to “create an engaged school environment like no other in the country leading to economic, social and cultural recovery of the community around the Roosevelt High School Cluster.”

YOSA was chosen to provide high quality after-school programming through the Roosevelt Cluster orchestra programs. Schools involved are: Roosevelt High School, White Middle School, Krueger Middle School, Camelot Elementary, Montgomery Elementary, Walzem Elementary, and Windcrest Elementary.

An intensive program of services are provided to help transform Roosevelt High School and its six feeder schools into a world-class orchestra program. YOSA provides private lessons, sectional coaches, clinicians, teaching assistants, concert tickets, and other resources, as well as tuition assistance for affiliated students to participate in YOSA programs including the YOSA Orchestras and Summer Symphony Camp.

YOSA MÁS:Edgewood
The Edgewood Independent School District partnership includes an after-school program at two elementary schools, and additional teaching resources at the middle school orchestra with plans to expand to high school. YOSA provides private lessons, sectional coaches, clinicians, teaching assistants, concert tickets, and other resources, as well as tuition assistance for affiliated students to participate in YOSA programs including the YOSA Orchestras and Summer Symphony Camp.