Students in the BSAC Community Club brought their collected canned goods to ECHO of Brandon. This project was very successful as students learned about fundraising and giving to others in need. We would like to thank everyone who donated to make this possible! A whopping 739.8 pounds of food was donated, which will help 37 families put dinner on their table. Students learned the importance of other non-profit organizations that provide critical resources to our community, and they are eager to begin their next project! Click here for more photos:
After-school students make a Floridian snowman by using cotton balls, paper, felt, and glue! The children loved pulling apart the soft, fluffy cotton to make their very own fuzzy friend. This easy craft was very popular - click for more photos!
Students prepared for Thanksgiving dinner by learning proper etiquette, how to set a table, and how to cook tasty dishes the whole family will enjoy. LivyO's Catering engaged the children by encouraging open discussions and participation in meal preparations. This field trip was a great opportunity for students to become more comfortable in the kitchen, and we look forward to the next culinary experience at LivyO's! Click for more photos.
Students in the Robotics Club build the base to one of their robots. Working with counselor Denise, the children followed LEGO robotics curriculum to construct a base, add wheels, and attach the base to the rest of the robot. The students enjoyed working together and took turns adding pieces to finish this segment of the project. Click for more photos.
Students think about what they're most thankful for in life then share with peers! We love this activity because it encourages students to talk about positive experiences and share memorable moments with friends. They also get to bring home a cute turkey for the fridge just in time for Thanksgiving! Click for more photos.
After-School All-Stars had a wonderful experience with firemen from the Hillsborough County Fire Department. Students had an up close and personal tour of a working fire engine where they were able to learn about various tools and instruments used on the job. They were able to pick up gear worn in emergency situations and listen to the horn of the fire engine. On behalf of everyone at BSAC, we would like to thank the fireman that took time to inspire our young children and answer questions about their occupation. Click for more photos.
After-school students in the BSAC Community Club are making an impact by running a food drive for E.C.H.O. of Brandon, an organization striving to end hunger in southeastern Hillsborough County. The food drive will run from October 25th – November 16th for After-School All-Stars, and November 5th – November 16th for students in B.A.S.E. Students will bring all collected goods to E.C.H.O. on November 28th before taking a tour of the organization to learn more about their positive impact on those in need. The grade that collects the most donations before the deadline at each after-school location will enjoy an ice cream party! Please bring nonperishable food items, we suggest the following: Canned Vegetables Instant Potatoes Canned Beans Canned Meats / Fish Canned / Evaporated Milk Condiments Peanut Butter Toothpaste & Toothbrush Diapers Wipes Baby Formula Bottled Water Hygiene Items Jelly Macaroni / Pasta Written By: Carli Walko - BSAC Marketing Director
Children in dance club are really enjoying time spent in BSAC's MMA room. They have a fun warm up before practicing their routine. Once that is mastered, new steps are introduced into the dance! These little balls of energy also have free dance and play time. Click for more photos!
Students in culinary club learn how to make fresh salsa using tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lemon juice, salt & pepper. What a delicious, healthy dip for chips! They used a non-electrical blender to cut and combine ingredients before tasting their creation. Click for more photos!