Grantees: Afterschool

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Creative Lives, Inc.

Creative Lives Afterschool Program Barre

Creative Lives, Inc. will establish afterschool and summer learning programs for K-8 students at Barre City Elementary and Middle School, BCEMS, which currently has no on-site programs.  School day staff and parent surveys, meetings with co-principals, faculty, and community organizations such as the Barre Recreation Program reveal a high need for during the school year and the summer, with a conservative estimate of 180 regular attendees in the first year.  Barre City has a high poverty rate (FRL at BCEMS is 73%).  Our program will meet the needs of at-risk youth, offering a safe and supportive environment, healthy food, enrichment, academic support, mentoring, and helping students develop the life skills to make wise choices.
 

Creative Lives, Inc.

Creative Lives Afterschool Program White River Junction

Creative Lives will expand our existing after school program at White River School (serving pre-k-5 students) to include a summer program that mitigates summer learning loss, helps at-risk youth develop focus skills, explore their interests, and provides programming for families. The poverty rate at the school is 55% and 13% of families are homeless. An extended year program isn't available for non IEP students. Discussions with the Principal and WRS staff, parent feedback, and data point to a need for summer learning that prepares incoming kindergartners for success at school, develops literacy and math skills for K-5th grade students, teaches learning and study skills, develops discernment, and inspires a life-long love of learning.

Mary Johnson Children's Center

Mary Johnson Children's Center/ Weybridge After-School

We are establishing a licensed afterschool program  under the supervision of Mary Johnson Children’s Center; our request would help to initiate and support programming for up to 25 children per day. At the request of parents of Weybridge, and their school principal, we surveyed the need for and interest in afterschool programming. In addition to meeting the needs indicated in the survey results, the recent consolidation of schools in the Addison Central Supervisory Union has implications for a possible re-distribution of students that would increase enrollment at the Weybridge school, and add more potential participants in afterschool programming. The proposed program would benefit the larger community, in this way as well.

One Planet Program

One Planet Program

We want to inspire a love of Science and an attitude of competence in this field among our K-6th grade students by increasing opportunities for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning time.  We believe that the afterschool and summer setting, with its creative, flexible structure, is the perfect environment to explore STEM topics and spark a love of learning in this field.

Riverside Middle School 'Not' Summer School Program- Springfield School District

Riverside Middle School 'Not' Summer School Program

The Riverside Middle School "Not Summer School" program is an enrichment program offered to low socioeconomic status students with limited summer opportunities. Throughout the summer Riversides "Not Summer School" program provides a 4-week enrichment program for students going into 6th-8th grade. Additionally, the students we enroll have missed upwards of 30 days of school and can immensely benefit from a summer enrichment program. We call this program “Not Summer School” because our kids associate summer school with hours of endless math and reading while trapped inside on a beautiful day.  “Not Summer School” focuses on learning “in real life”.  We focus on skills needed every day, and we focus on fun.

 

Springfield School District

All-4-One

These grant funds will be used for field trips to enhance All-4-One's Summer Academic Enrichment Program.