Open House Tour of Canal Family Support Kid's Club


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When

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Where

Canal Family Support50 Canal StreetSan Rafael, CA 94901

About

We invite you to visit Canal Family Support to learn about the program and clients we serve. You will have the opportunity to hear from the program director about how we are effectively improving the lives of our clients and positively touching our communities through measurable outcomes. We will discuss the opportunities for volunteer engagement at Canal Family Support and answer any questions you may have as you consider getting involved as a volunteer.

The primary goal of Canal Family Support’s Kids Club is to increase literacy and reading comprehension in order to close the educational achievement gap between high-achieving students and those who are falling behind. Kids Club is the only community-based after-school program for children of elementary school age located in the Canal neighborhood. Kids Club provides targeted reading intervention, educational assistance and enrichment activities that support the cultural, physical, social and cognitive development of 120 at-risk youth in grades 1-5. In addition, Kids Club runs a Summer Enrichment Program to keep students engaged and learning in order to prevent summer learning loss and to provide opportunities for academic growth. Activities include physical fitness and nutrition, art, reading, swimming, field trips and group team building. Combined, these two program components provide a consistent system of support that lays the foundation for each child’s academic success and confidence so they are better prepared to enter middle school.

Canal Family Support facilitates a strong network of partnerships, collaborations and volunteers that enhance the quality of the program. We also provide parent education and information and referral to help families access a wider continuum of care and support.

Skills

  • Child Welfare
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading / Writing
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 1.5 hours

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