Helping Neighbors: Island Youth Make The Grade With Help From FISH
It’s back to school time, and that means reading, writing, arithmetic and homework! Again this year, FISH OF SANCAP will provide financial assistance for eligible students wishing to participate in the Youth After School Program. This program, offered by The Sanibel School, allows students to complete assignments, work on friendships, and build self-esteem, in what is more commonly known as ‘the homework club’.
This program runs four days per week, and provides a safe, secure setting where students can work on homework, read a book, and get computer time, all under the supervision of school staff. It’s designed for boys and girls in grades K to 8 who require academic, social and emotional support. The program is offered before school (for middle school) or after school (for elementary) for one hour, Mon. – Thurs., and follows the normal school calendar. Those who have shown a financial need by approval in the Free/Reduced Lunch Program through Lee County Schools are automatically eligible for After School Program financial assistance from FISH. Students not enrolled in Free/Reduced Lunch must qualify by contacting FISH.
“FISH is very fortunate to have the support that we do to assist with this very important and needed program. We are thankful for partial funding from The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club and our generous donors, and for the structure and support The Sanibel School offers in helping our island youth reach their full potential,” says Maggi Feiner, FISH President & CEO.
For additional information please contact Nitza Lopez, S.W., Case Manager or Kathy Y. Monroe, M.S.G., Program Director at F.I.S.H., 239-472-4775.