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Assisting island youth to ‘make the grade’

By Staff | Sep 14, 2018

With the school year underway, parents and children are finding their way through new lessons and getting accustomed to schedules, including creating space for homework and extra study time.

There is an opportunity for students to get homework and study time completed right after school by attending the Youth After School Program at The Sanibel School. Designed for students in kindergarten through eighth grade who require academic support, the program runs four days per week and provides a safe secure setting under the supervision of school staff.

The needs-based program allows students to get extra help with homework and build confidence in their studies. Teachers work with children and parents requiring academic support to determine the need for participation.

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva can again provide partial financial assistance this year for students participating in the program through grants from the Sanibel Captiva Rotary Club, Kiwanis of Sanibel-Captiva and private donors.

“FISH is very fortunate to have the support that we do to assist with this very important and needed program,” Program Director Kathy Y. Monroe said. “We are thankful for the structure and support The Sanibel School offers in helping our island youth reach their full potential.”

For more information, contact case manager Nitza Lopez or Kathy Y. Monroe at 239-472-4775.