The Educational Enrichment sub-committee needs you
SaddleBrooke Community Outreach is “All About the Kids.” Our Educational Enrichment sub-committee is an important part of our efforts to provide learning opportunities for students within the Copper Corridor where the schools have been devastated financially by the closing of the local mines.
In fiscal year 2017-18, SBCO issued $130,000 worth of Enrichment Program Grants to local schools to supplement school-year and summer programs. The budget this year has been increased to $150,000, but we need your help to find and manage deserving programs.
We’re looking for sub-committee volunteers who are looking for ways to give back to their community, enjoy working with local school administrators, principals and teachers to help fund deserving programs and activities.
As a volunteer, you will need to be willing to visit your assigned schools a few times per year; have access to email and can open Excel, Word and PDF files; able to actively participate in Enrichment Sub-Committee and Education Committee meetings.
Your responsibilities will include coordinating local grant opportunities; meeting with grant applicants either in person or by phone/email; share applications with committee members for approval; keep approval, payment and evaluation processes on track by reviewing reports maintained by other volunteers; attend meetings (in SaddleBrooke offices at Suite L, in the Minit Mart Center); attend the full Education Committee meetings monthly (third Wednesday); meet with the Enrichment Committee as needed (four to five times per year).
If you’re interested in learning more, please contact Denise Anthony via email at [email protected] or via phone at 585-314-5356.
Another successful Walkathon
The 22nd annual SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Walkathon held on October 27 raised $11,602.01, a $500 increase over last year. This success is due to the efforts of 218 registered walkers, 22 corporate sponsors, eight individual sponsors and 33 hardworking volunteers. The weather was ideal and due to careful planning by the SBCO Events Committee, everyone was able to enjoy the morning’s walk and hearty breakfast.
This year three dogs and one cat (in a stroller) joined the walkers, along with 18 students from the Mammoth-San Manuel School District. Some employees of Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman & Hunter, a corporate sponsor of the walkathon, also brought their children along. Five teens who benefit from SBCO’s Teen Closet served as volunteers, working on the safety team and assisting with door prizes. The funds raised through the walkathon will be used to support a wide range of food, clothing and education programs that benefit youngsters living in nearby communities. To learn more about SBCO’s programs or to request a free membership, please visit our website community-outreach.org.