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- December 12, 2012 Your COMMUNITV Page 13 Grants allow Boys and Girls Club to offer free Fridays, more The Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Santiam has been awarded three grants in recent weeks, two0f which will specifically target pro- gram enhancements at the Sweet Home clubhouse. The Oregon Community Foun- dation has provided $10,000 in finan- Cial support for the Friday Learning Academies in Sweet Home pro- gram launched by the club this fall. FLASH was developed to provide an academic enrichment opportun!ty for members on non-school Friday mornings. Programming includes periodic special guest presenters who provide fun learning opportu- nities in a variety of areas including art, science, and physical education. FLASH also makes tutoring available from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The program has expanded the club's hours and has cost participat- ing members $5 extra for the morn- ing- portion of the program, which includes breakfast and lunch. The grant money will allow the $5 Friday fee to be waived for the remainder of the school year, and the club will open at no cost at 7 a.m. on non-school Fridays. The second grant award, totaling $5,000, is a Technology Grant fund- ed by Comcast through the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, which will provide resources for technology lab upgrades at the Sweet Home Club- house including digital cameras and Lego robotics, as welt as provide ad- ditional enhanced technology-based programs. "I am thrilled with the oppor- tunity to provide new services here in Sweet Home," said Andi Casteel, Sweet Home Clubhouse director. "The Tech Lab upgrades will help us prepare Sweet Home kids for oppor- tunities in education, work and ca- reers that are cutting edge, provide great learning, and are incredibly engaging." The organization received a third grant, also for $5,000, from the Umpqua Bank Community Giving Program. Those funds will be utilized to support the "Passport to Greatness Program," which was deployed in all four of the club's branches this fall. The program provides incentives for club members to participate in specific activities which have been determined as the most impactful - especially as related to academic success, on a daily basis. Club Executive Director, Kris Latimer, said the combination of the new resources, with the "over- the-top" support of the Sweet Home community at the Fall Yardin' in Dollars for Kids Auction, are "like holiday Wishes come true." "East Linn County turned out in a big way for the Fall Auction, yar- din' in more than $80.000 for critical programs and services for kids." she said. "It was well above what we had anticipated and the community sup- port was over the top. We are very grateful to everyone who attended and doubly grateful to the volunteer committee and staff who worked hard to make it a super event.", Latimer said the grants and auc- tion proceeds "will be invested in programing that will help the'orga- nization achieve its long term goals From page 1 now free. with the program cov- ered by a recent grant. "I'm feeling really good about our Fridays," said Andi Casteel, Boys and Girls Club Sweet Home Branch director. The program is drawing 10 to 25 children in the morning and 40 to 45 in the afternoon, Casteel said. "Initially, we hoped for certi- fied (teacher) volunteers, but that isn't working into their schedules," Casteel said. District 55 Supt. Don Schrad- er has visited the club with science activities. The club has been offer- ing instruction in special skills, taught by current staff members and members of the community, Casteel said. The club has had dra- ma almost every Week. and the stu- dents have worked on fine art and tractive to kids. "They want fun," Casteel said. There will still be academic enrich- ment every Friday, but the club is planning to up the "fun" factor. "Once you get them in the door. it's a good time," she said. Sweet Home Economic De- velopment Group Economic De- velopment Director Brian Haft- man agreed with the Boys and Girls Club's decision to focus on fun. "It can't all be education." he said. "They'll lose interest:" He told the group he thought it needed an inventory of what the students are doing. Activities like the robotics. while fun, can encourage children to learn, perhaps to pursue engi- neering, for example, Casteel said. "I feel we're planting the seed." Based on the Oregon Com- munity Foundation grant, start- ing last Friday, the club stopped charging the $5 fee for Friday ac- tivities, Casteel said. The club also the school district food services program. The Little Promises program costs $10 per week, and students have participated in activities related to Oregon Trail history, Hutchins said. They just finished a popular archery program taught by expert Susie Bums. The response to the archery was so big, Hutchins is planning to do it again some time in the spring. For more information, call Little Promises at [541) 367-4350. Jo Ann McQueary noted that she has seen plenty of leadership students volunteering at Sweet Home Emergency Ministries. Other youngsters are busy skating, Strong said, based on what he hears from inside his of- rice. across the parking lot from the skate park. Some parents are hirilg high school students to-watca their younger children. Peda sai(. "I think families are relying on families.'~ Casteel said, t) watch of assuring that all East Linn County encouraged to stop by the club and kids have the skills and abilities nec- witness first-hand the amazing pro: essary to perform academically and . grams and services underway." be prefaared for postsecondary edu- For more information, contact cation or training, jobs and careers, Latimer at (541) 367-5263, Stop by citizenship and life. the club, or e-mail kris@bgcgreater- "As always, the community is santiam.org. TauJflya Dai[ey, L.RC. Licensed tlcopEturist To be a licensed acupuncturist in Oregon, a person first needs to earn a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from an accredited college. People who are accepted into graduate school with a bachelor's degree attend fult time for a minimum of 3 full years to earn the Masters degree. Then, after passing examinations to achieve national certification, they must be licensed through the Oregon Medical Board. 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Working with computers, stu- dents will start out learning Inter- net safety and move on to using the Intemet, Casteel said. "I'm so stoked," she said. "I~m still beaming. It just opens up so many possibilities. I want kids to see what's possible out there." The High School Chess Club has been visiting the club every other Friday, she said, and that's attracting interest. "This last week, we got some really big grants." Casteel said. One, from the Oregon Community Foundation, focuses on the Friday activities. "It's going to completely go toward materials we're going to need," Casteel said. "We're going to have a great big sculpting les- son. ! couldn't have afforded the sculpting materials." The club is shifting focus a bit, Casteel said. It had been focus- ing on academics, but it's not at- provides free breakfast and lunch through the School District's food service program. Call the club at (541) 367- 6421 for more information. Sweet Home Public Library "October was a good month." said Sweet Home Public Library Director Rose Peda. "We had a lot of kids come through." The "Avengers" movie night was a hit, and a copy of the movie was given away, she said. The li- brary has had Lego events, with children building a.park with of- rice buildings and a school. Peda said she had to keep expanding the tables to make room. December's other events in- clude board games on Dec. 14 and craft day on Dec. 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., she said. "The Big Mir- acle" is scheduled for movie night, 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 27. For information, call the li- brary at (541) 367-5007. Little Promises Childcare "To start on a negative, trans- portation is a big issue," said Anita Hutchins of Little Promises, which has been drawing 18 to 30 stu- dents. Children attending the Little Promises programs also receive free breakfast and lunch through younger students while palmtS are at work. Other activities inclde $3 swims at the high school ool on Fridays. Plans to develop entre[eneur- ial programs with,the Chmber of Commerce haven t come )frui- who canna~ oe care(] ~cx in tneh tion ":?tthink'" there the infest is JJ. Pet Therap Dog ov,,~ homes. The house i~ o olace there," Hoffmansaid. HI Samorllon [tmrgreen Hospice where patients' symptom~ and pa{n Sixth- and seventh-raders can De better managed by Skilled may have the chance at th Boys Samaritan providers., If also offers respite care and Girls Club. Casteel sM, and Health Services for family 6reg,vers Medicare is if that takes off, it may be~ble to ~u'~"~" accepted. redevelop its Keystone Clu. Representatives of te or- ganizations expressed cncerns Samaritan [oeroresfl ~0spice H0use {information provided by Barbara about how homelessness lay be 6011[,ergreenP[aceS[. Hansen director of Samaritan Ever- affecting participation. Sole 10.3 fl[ban~, 0~ ~]2~ percent of Sweet Home's rodents [S~l] 812-4~fi2 green Hospice) are homeless, according to)regon Samheatth.0rg/h0spiceh0use Department of Educationfigures and definitions (see page 1 David L. Miller, D.C. Challenges include tmspor- tation and publicity, Hoffmn said. Chiropractor He asked how the grou[ might deal with them. Strong discussed posing ac- tivity schedules on the district's website, and the group discussed 1200 10t.h Avenue possible arrangements that might P.O. 657 be made with the local bus service SWeet Home, OR 97386 provided by the Sweet Home Se- nior Center.