SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Happenings

 

Come celebrate with us

Nancy McCluskey-Moore

Since 1996, the mission of SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) has been to provide opportunities for kids to succeed. SBCO programs and grants focus on three things important to the success of children in need: food, clothing and education. Over the past 20+ years, the variety of programs we support, as well as the number of children served, has expanded dramatically.

On Monday, April 23, at 3:00 p.m. in the MountainView Ballroom, SBCO will honor the volunteers and supporters who have made it possible to annually serve a 100-mile corridor stretching from Catalina to Miami and San Carlos, which includes more than three counties, eight school districts, 17 schools, three Head Start programs and 4,000 youngsters.

It truly takes a village of committed individuals to impact so many young lives. This event is an opportunity to recognize the contributions of the many SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch residents who have provided SBCO with much needed assistance of time, talent and funds. Refreshments (with a no-host bar) and door prizes will be provided. Attendees will be able to visit with volunteers and meet members of the current and incoming Board of Directors. At the event, SBCO members will vote on the slate of officers for 2018-19.

Plan now to join us in celebrating the dedication of those who have made SBCO so successful.

This event is open to the public and no reservations are required. Just come on April 23, have fun and learn more about SBCO’s programs.

Become a SBCO Board member and help kids thrive

Nancy McCluskey-Moore

For more than 20 years, SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) has been providing opportunities for kids to succeed. This all-volunteer organization, in addition to providing clothing and food to local students, offers scholarships, funding for educational enrichment programs and tutoring services.

The Education Program would like to do even more, but that requires a second Vice President of Education for 2018 through 2019, with the term beginning in May. This is a shared position and both leaders can attend Board of Directors meetings. It’s an ideal role for someone with prior experience in teaching or educational administration.

The VP of Education is responsible for overseeing the operation of the SBCO Education Programs, which make a significant impact on the lives of children in neighboring communities. SBCO’s educational programs are divided into three areas: tutoring, enrichment programs and scholarships for university, college or technical school. The position’s primary responsibility is to oversee each area with additional chairpersons and/or committees as needed.

The VP of Education can work from home or in the SBCO Office. However, site visits for enrichment programs and tutoring take place in the communities in which they operate and interviews of students or enrichment leaders often occur at the school or event’s location. The VP meets with tutor coordinators in each school, leaders of enrichment programs, school counselors and the scholastic applicants.

The tutoring program follows the academic year and arranging for a coordinator at each school begins in midAugust. Enrichment programs generally occur in the summer, but some run during the school year as well. Applications are accepted, evaluated and funded on a quarterly basis. Scholarship activities occur year-round; beginning in the spring with the receipt of applications.

A recent study has shown that volunteering is good for your health. It has a positive impact on your physical and mental health and can contribute to a longer life. This volunteer position offers many opportunities to collaborate with people inside and outside SaddleBrooke and have a major impact on the future of young people living in nearby communities.

If you would like to know more about this volunteer position, please contact Joan Roberts at 825-7577 or rhjsroberts@gmail.com.