What Is Volunteers of America, Dakotas? We Help People! 24 locations and over 30 programs in Sioux Falls-Counseling-Drug and Alcohol treatment-Child care-After School Programs
After School Programs-Most are located at Bowden Youth Center, 430 West 11th Street (near corner of 11th and Minnesota)-Safe place for kids-homework, snacks, play
5 After School Programs1. Kids Campus Junior• For grades K-2• There is a cost• Located at Bowden and 407 N. Spring• For students from Hawthorne and Lowell Schools• Call Mary at 338-3461
5 After School Programs 2. Kids Campus Central• For grades 3-5• Located at Bowden• 4 hours a day are FREE After 4 hours there is a cost• For students from Hawthorne and Lowell• Call Ashley at 759-8858
5 After School Programs 3. Youth Link• For Middle School students• Located at Axtell & Whittier Schools• FREE• Call Joan at 366-7803
5 After School Programs4. STARS• For grades 2-5• FREE• For students from Garfield, Jane Addams, and Laura B. Anderson• Call Randall at 336-7759
5 After School Programs Bowden Drop-In Program• For ages 7-20• FREE• For students from all schools• Call Randall at 336-7759
Questions:-How will my Child get to the program from school?-What if I don’t speak English well?-What if my child doesn’t speak English?-How does my child get home?-What if I can’t pay?
Questions:How will my Child get to the program from school?• We have vans for students in KCC, KCJr, and STARS• Students in the Bowden drop in program must have own transportation• Youth Link is at the school so students don’t need transportation
Questions: -What if I don’t speak English well?• We will work with you• We can work with LSS to get a translator if needed
Questions:-What if my child doesn’t speak English?-That’s OK!
Questions: -How does my child get home?• STARS and Bowden have vans to take kids home• Parents must pick up kids from Kids Campus Central and Kids Campus Junior• Youth Link students take the Y bus at 5:30 or are picked up by parents
Questions:-What if I can’t pay?• Call and talk to someone anyway; there may be help available
Family LiteracyWhat is Family Literacy?• Children and adults in a family learning together• Adults supporting children in their education• Adults being active in child’s education and school
Family Literacy-Children whose parents are involved in their education do better in school-The American school system expects parents to be involved
How Can I Do It?At any age:• Read with your child• Sing songs and tell stories• Talk to your child in your language• Play games with your child!
How Can I Do It?At School Age:• Read with your child and encourage him or her to read• Talk to teachers• Ask about your child’s homework—even if you can’t help them!• Go to school events
How Can I Do It?At Any Age:• YOU must have an open mind!• Use your resources: people who can answer questions and help you! -Your child’s teacher -Poornima: email@example.com (605)367-4580 -Amanda: firstname.lastname@example.org (605)553-7912
CONGRATULATIONSYOU are already helping your child succeed!
Questions? Amanda Family Literacy CoordinatorVolunteers of America, Dakotas