Helping Neighbors: Assisting Island Youth To ‘Make The Grade’
With the school year just underway, parents and children are gearing up for often-dreaded homework! Thankfully, there is an opportunity for students to get homework completed right after school by attending the Youth After School Homework Program. Again this year FISH can provide financial assistance for students participating in the program. Offered by and located at The Sanibel School, this needs based program allows students to get extra help with homework and build confidence in their studies. Teachers work with children and parents requiring academic support to determine the need for participation. FISH can aid with this program, in part, through grants from The Sanibel Captiva Rotary Club, Kiwanis of Sanibel-Captiva and private donors.
This program runs four days per week, and provides a safe, secure setting under the supervision of school staff. It’s designed for students in grades K to 8 who require academic support. Families may contact FISH to inquire about financial assistance for this program. “FISH is very fortunate to have the support that we do to assist with this very important and needed program. We are thankful for the structure and support The Sanibel School offers in helping our island youth reach their full potential. For additional information please contact Nitza Lopez, Case Manager or Kathy Y. Monroe, M.S.G., Program Director at F.I.S.H., 239-472-4775.