Thank you to all participants in the Lights On Afterschool Photo Contest! The following photos won in their respective categories, and the grand prize winner, chosen by a panel of ELC Policy Council Members, won for their photo of Family Involvement. Congratulations to all winners, and thank you to all contestants for entering the photo contest and showcasing the importance of afterschool programs in our city! Winning photos will also be displayed in the Main branch of the public library in the Children’s section from November 10th – November 21st.
Grand Prize Winner: Family Involvement- Collective Impact, Magic Zone
This picture is of a parent and her son jumping rope with another student during health and fitness.
Community Partnerships and Collaboration: Bay Area Community Resources at ER Taylor After School Program
We have been partnering with SFPCA’s Puppy Dog Tales Program for the last 5 years. This collaboration works to support literacy while creating relationships with dogs and their owners. The impact this program has had on our students has been phenomenal!
Alignment and Linkage to the School Day: Reading Partners at Hillcrest Elementary School
Hillcrest alignment between regular day and Afterschool Staff! Every grade level meets with corresponding teachers in ASP about climate, academics and behavior.
Program Environment and Safety: Boys and Girls Club at the San Francisco Community Alternative Community School
After-school director, school teacher, and school staff member sit down and invite students to take a break for conversation at family Kermes event.
Youth Development: Boys and Girls Club at the San Francisco Community Alternative Community School
Young student expressing her style through face paint.
Staff Recruitment and Professional Development: Boys and Girls Club at the San Francisco Community Alternative Community School
After a debrief of a week-long training, after school staff display an image representative of what they got out of the experience.
Nutrition and Physical Activity: San Francisco Friends School Extended Day Program
Students can choose which sport to join on the yard, while staff oversee fairness and safety. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate!
Promoting Diversity, Access, Equity and Inclusion: Embarcadero YMCA at Bessie Carmichael Elementary School
These photos were taken during recreation time, students put their hands in a pile to show teamwork and diversity.
Supporting English Language Learners: YMCA of San Francisco, Abraham Lincoln High School
This collage of photos shows the services provided for the ELL students, the majority are Chinese and Latino students, in the Afterschool Program. Everyday the students come in the program, they know they are safe, welcome and worry-free of language barrier. We encourage and promote the idea of peer tutoring and mentoring from other students who speak the same language. By the end of everyday, these students get the chance to finish their homework or simply to understand about the subject matters written in English. There are spaces in the program provided for their various needs: tutoring space, homework space, hang-out space, computer/ internet access space, etc…