Weaving together rich opportunities for RSU1 Students & Families
As many of you know, we are engaged in strategic planning to turn our BIG idea into a reality for local youth and families. As part of this process, we are applying for the Maine Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Center grant to create before school, after school and summer programming for RSU1 students in grades K-8.
Using a highly collaborative and mindfully coordinated approach to support the "whole" child with complete physical & mental wellness and academic success, Midcoast Community Alliance, RSU1, Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness, Bath Area Family Y and Bath Parks & Recreation, in partnership with all of you, will deliver critically needed services for youth and families.
Our proposed plan would serve local students at three program sites:
- Dike-Newell grades K-2
- Fisher-Mitchell grades 3-5
- Bath Recreation's "The Park" facility located next to Bath Middle School grades 6-8
- Academic Improvement & Enrichment
- Health & Wellness
- Parent & Family Education
- Professional & Staff Development
- Youth Leadership & Mentoring
- Literacy & STEM
- Homework Diner for Students & Families
- Physical Activity
- Substance Use Prevention
- Suicide Prevention
Dreaming of a Homework Diner
One element we are working to bring to our community is a Homework Diner, a high-impact service strategy that leverages resources and mobilizes volunteers to increase family engagement by bringing parents and caregivers into their children’s schools to help with tutoring and enrichment activities, thereby helping to increase student achievement.
Thank you to RSU1 & North Woolwich Methodist for your in-kind contributions to Homework Diner! We are on our way!
You can help by sharing your resources!
We are seeking organizations, businesses, and individuals who could potentially offer in-kind resources to our programming.
- Salary and Fringe Benefits
- Training/Programs for Youth and/or Parents/Family: Behavioral/Wellness Ed, Parenting Skills
- Program Professionals/Consultants: leaders/trainers/educators/facilitators/consultants
- Staff Travel
- Volunteers: homework help/tutoring, sewing, art classes, physical / enrichment activities,etc.
- Materials: office and school supplies, yoga mats etc.
- Furniture: Tables, chairs, bookcases, storage cabinets, plastic storage crates
- Equipment Purchases: Athletic equipment, technology hardware
- Homework Diner Idea (food & volunteers)
- Equipment loans: ski equipment, sleds, bikes, snowshoes, tech.
- Food: snacks, healthy drinks, fruit, meals
- Facilities: occupancy expense, utilities
- Program Evaluation and Program Evaluator
- Legal Support
- Grant Writing
- Strategic Planning
YES! Count Me In!!
If you find yourself just as excited as we are at the possibilities of what COULD BE for our youth and families, please complete the in-kind offer form.
A Sampling of In-Kind Offers...
Thank You to:
Lawrence Kovacs, offering use of 25 mountain bikes for a potential afterschool mountain bike program for middle school students, valued at $9,975
Mid Coast Center for Health & Wellness for offering Sources of Strength, a suicide prevention training program for adults and students to spread messages of health, valued at $10,000
Thank You to:
North Woolwich Methodist Church for offering a group of food prep volunteers at 3 sites for our bi-weekly homework diner
Midcoast Literacy for offering trained volunteer tutors to work one-on-one with students ages 6 - 14 twice a week for an entire year