Francis in the Schools is a free and fun-filled one-day educational outing offered for schoolchildren in inner-city neighborhoods. The program is designed as a nonsectarian history lesson about Francis of Assisi, the remarkable figure for whom San Francisco was named, and also about those who brought the message of Francis to the Americas. A colorful musical play or concert is offered in the morning, followed by a festive Faire with music, dancing, games, and treats in the afternoon. Since its founding in 2011 by Dr. Carol Weyland Conner, the program has hosted over 10,000 children at 20 events in San Francisco, Oakland, New York City, Baltimore, and Washington, DC.