Dear Friends of BSAC, BSAC would like to thank you for your interest in our upcoming fundraiser, The Trident Treasure Gala, which will take place Saturday, February 15, 2020, at The Regent in Riverview. We anticipate an outstanding evening with more than 425 guests in attendance. The Trident Treasure Gala will be our signature event of the year. Guests and sponsors will enjoy a sit-down dinner and open bar, all while dressed in their favorite pirate attire! Guests will also be able to bid on unique items in our silent and live auctions. All money raised will provide scholarships for programs that are very near and dear to our hearts! One of our favorite scholarships to give at BSAC is for our TRIDENT program. Special needs adults are given the opportunity to learn invaluable life skills and receive hands-on job training. We are unique in helping this special needs community because there are not a lot of programs that offer services to adults who have aged out of school. Our TRIDENT participants become more independent, contributing members to society. They also have a lot of fun learning, exercising and growing with their peers when they spend time with us in this program. BSAC also offers free swimming lessons to at-risk children in an effort to fulfill our mission of youth drowning prevention. Children in Florida are especially at risk for drowning due to the high number of bodies of water in our state. Qualifying families are also eligible for scholarships to the BSAC After-School Experience (BASE). Students have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular clubs at no extra cost, including robotics, arts & crafts, sports, culinary, community service, and more. BASE is located at our main location in addition to five Hillsborough County school sites, two of which are Title 1. Without the generous support of our sponsors, donors, and volunteers, we would not be able to provide the high-quality care our families depend on us for every day. Please consider becoming an event sponsor or donating a silent auction item. We anticipate this being our biggest year yet and look forward to working with you and your business. Ticket sales end Friday, February 14th. For [...]
We are delighted to welcome seven new after-school mentors to the BSAC team! They were carefully selected from a large pool of candidates for their positive attitudes and a strong passion for making a difference. You can learn more about them by reading their bios below. If you or someone you know would be an excellent fit for the BSAC team, please click here to apply! Originally from Miami, Jose Guerrero will be a BASE mentor at Brooker Elementary! In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, exploring the outdoors, and taking road trips around the country. Jose is very excited about making a difference and being a positive role model. Coaches and professors inspired him throughout his life and kept him on the right path. He wants to continue that tradition by inspiring young students in his community. Currently, Jose plays baseball at the University of Tampa while studying for a degree in international business management, where he can use his bilingual skills. Stowers Elementary is proud to welcome its newest mentor, Chandler Bolenbaugh. He decided to apply for the position because he feels like it will be a great learning opportunity for both the students and himself. In his spare time, Chandler likes fishing, mountain biking, and riding dirt bikes. He is currently studying at Pivot Charter School and plans to go into the automotive industry. He has lived in the area for the past two years after moving from Michigan for his dad’s business. Derek Mcdermott will also be joining the BASE team at Brooker Elementary. He loves the sport of racing cars and enjoys playing football. He can’t wait to start working with kids on fun activities and plans to make them excited about learning! Derek is from the Brandon area and currently attends Newsome High. He plans on becoming a CNC mechanist. We want to welcome Calvin, a new runner at Kingswood Elementary School. He brought previous experience working with kids and grew up with three younger sisters that he loves to hang out with. Outside of work, you can find Calvin enjoying outdoor activities, including scuba diving, fishing, and baseball. Calvin plans to one day attend flight school to become [...]
Join us during winter break for snowball fights, bobsled scooter relays, swimming, ornament making, and other festive games & crafts! December 23: 7am - 6:30pm December 24: HALF DAY 7am - 1pm December 25: CLOSED December 26: 7am - 6:30pm December 27: 7am - 6:30pm December 30: 7am - 6:30pm December 31: HALF DAY 7am - 1pm January 1: CLOSED January 2: 7am - 6:30pm January 3: 7am- 6:30pm January 6: 7am - 6:30pm $120/Week or $40/Day
Today the students at Stowers learned about pollination! They learned all about the importance of bees within our environment! After the lesson, each of the students got to decorate a photo of a bee to be displayed at the school!
To celebrate Halloween the students at Stowers Elementary designed a Halloween themed door mural! The mural read “Happy Halloween from BSAC!” and students got to incorporate spooky bats and pumpkins they created!
By using tin foil and clay the students at Stowers Elementary and their friends were able to practice mimicking Giacometti's minimalist style. Students designed then created their own 3-dimensional models of themselves. To achieve the minimalist style the students based their designs off stick figures they drew before they began.
Students at Stowers Elementary practiced their basketball skills during outdoor time today. The students practiced shooting the ball into the hoop from different spots on the court as well as dribbling!
The BASE students at Stowers Elementary learned about artist Henry Matisse today. After the lesson students skillfully placed fruit roll-ups and frosting on cookies to create edible art inspired by Matisse. Students enjoyed making their cookies but eating them was even more fun!
Today, to begin the activity and gain a better understanding of what they were instructed to create the students learned a great deal about Pablo Picasso and his establishment of Cubism art. Cubism art was explained as a new way to see different objects. The students then used clay to model their own cubism self-portrait. After they finished each of the students proudly showed off their own masterpieces and got to take them home. This activity allowed the students to create a piece of art while also expanding their mind by creatively helping their friends make their own portraits as well.