SCAA values partnerships across all sectors of the community including businesses, non profits, places of worship, foundations, law enforcement, etc. Below are additional resources:
Nutritious Meals and Snacks
Looking to provide nutritious snacks and/or meals to students during after school? The At Risk Afterschool Meals Program is a component of the Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP). CACFP is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) federally funded program administered by the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS). The program provides reimbursement to eligible after school programs serving nutritious meals and snacks to children in low income areas.
DSS offers monthly orientations on becoming a sponsor organization which provides meals to multiple programs and is reimbursed or to become an independent program to provide meals to own students, then is reimbursed. To learn more contact Dyeretta Fashion at (803) 898-0945.
Learning and nutrition continues during summer months. To help continue nutritious meals and snacks throughout the summer, the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) Office of Health and Nutrition offers the Summer Food Services Program to provide nutritious meals and snacks to children 18 years and younger. Read the FAQ.
For the nearest locations serving meals, call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (en Espanol: 1-877-8-HAMBRE) or visit the website.
Listen to the radio commercial below!
Afterschool Math Plus
The SCAA has been funded to explore the development of math identity through an innovative after school curriculum called After School Math Plus (ASM+). This program is being provided through the National Science Foundation’s Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program, IMPAQ International and its partners at FHI360.
A study will be conducted with 30 after school programs serving predominately low-income and minority 4th & 5th grade students. The study will investigate how and to what extent ASM+ develops 4th & 5th grade students’ math identity and increases math engagement and interest.
For more information: AISL Recruitment flyer or contact 803-254-5454.
These partnerships are listed to provide examples of various types of opportunities for organizations to partner with us AND for providers to see benefits of membership.
Partnership in Action!
The Mozilla Foundation invited the SC Afterschool Alliance to bring a team to Aurora, Colorado to explore competency-based education and digital credentials. Our team included:
- Mary Paige Boyce (Richland School District Two)
- Calvin Jackson (Richland Two School Board Member)
- Rachel Rutledge (SDE)
- Tony Tallent (Richland Co. Library)
- Zelda Waymer (SC Afterschool Alliance).
The team had three aspirations, one of which is a Med School at Ridgeview High School, a scaled-up afterschool program for any 9th-12th grade interested in Health Sciences offering digital badges and credits. Students in five high schools across the district will learn about the MED Two program via school and district websites, newsletters, blogs, social media, morning news shows, and school marquees. Billboard space was purchased on five boards located across the school district. Students attending five seminars will earn a digital badge for their work. High school credit will be earned for completion of courses. View this flyer for more information.
Girl Scouts Mountain to Midlands are offering an exclusive opportunity to help enrich the lives of young girls enrolled in Lexington, Richland and Sumter after school programs that are SCAA members. The “Recipe for Success” program is an abbreviated version of the year long Girl Scouting experience and the “Troop Leader” will be a program’s after school teacher, after completing a free, 2-hour on site training on December 12, 2015. Interested? Please review the Recipe For Success information and Register. Questions ? Contact Kayla Mallet at 803-528-5224 or email@example.com
“Storyz.Pub Children & Young Adult Illustration Contest 2015″ is accepting artwork now through December 3, 2015. The contest is open to all children and young adults, ages 18 and under, who would like to submit artwork to illustrate the short story “Convoluted”, a story of a young man named Antoine who is sailing on the ocean alone. At night when all the stars appear, he imagines that his boat is a star ship which he flies to various planets and has a special encounter. Contest+Flyer+StoryzPub for more detailed information about timeline and submission process
First Steps is working hard to determine ways to increase capacity of organizations offering child care, after school programs and summer camps. Specifically, looking into a shared services model where organizations can resource out administrative and purchase tasks. This video provides more detailed information. If interested, complete this brief survey.
NASA Grant opportunity! Deadline to submit is December 7, 2015. 2015 Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums and NASA Visitors Centers Plus Other Opportunities (CP4SMPVC+) aims to support ambitious STEM learning initiatives, typically spanning multiple years, and which can take root at a variety of educational institutions and youth-serving organizations. Learn more.