Helping Neighbors: After School Programming!
With the start of school just a few short weeks away, parents are beginning to evaluate available programs for after school care. Effective after school programs are beneficial to youth, families and communities as they can provide a safe, structured environment for the children of working parents.
Through their Youth Scholarship Program, FISH OF SANCAP can provide financial assistance to families whose children attend after school programming both on and off-island. This opportunity is made available, in part, through partnerships with program providers, through generous donations from private donors and grant funding from the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation.
“Our goal is to help build economic security for families by giving children the opportunity to experience quality care during the after-school hours, when their parent is still at work. After school programs keep children safe and introduces them to new friends and activities. Children are placed in age-appropriate groups and take part in a daily rotation of activities that may include, but is not limited to: homework time, arts & crafts, physical fitness activities, and much more,” states Kathy Y. Monroe, Program Director for FISH.
No child should be deprived of quality after school care due to financial struggles. Based on need and eligibility, scholarships may be offered to families as determined by FISH. Scholarship assistance is evaluated on a case by case basis and amounts vary depending upon the family's financial status. Available funding is limited, and scholarships may cover only a portion of the program cost. To learn more and to see if you qualify, please contact Kathy Y. Monroe or Nitza Lopez at 239-472-4775.