SBCO enriches Students’ Education
SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) works closely with local school districts to identify and fund programs that provide valuable educational opportunities for children. The Educational Committee reviews grant requests from schools and other agencies to select those that will be recommended for funding. Financial support has been approved for an extensive array of programs.
Amphitheater Schools: Ironwood Ridge High School and Coronado k-8 in Catalina
Math Plus Tutoring by UA math students in the math labs at Ironwood Ridge High School. The tutors provide extra help to enable students to meet the math requirements for high school graduation. Over the course of the school year, 47 students receive assistance.
Support for robotics instruction for advanced 7th and 8th grade students at the Coronado School, including the construction of robots and use of the ROBOTC programming language.
Providing Carnegie Skills Practice Workbooks to Coronado Middle School students to improve their math skills.
Scholarship support for 55 students at Coronado Middle School to participate in “We the People” National Invitational Conference in Washington, DC. This five-day program/contest is a culmination of a year’s study in civics and constitutional education. The program gives students the opportunity to experience their government in action and gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to be informed, engaged citizens.
Scholarship support for 60 Coronado social studies students to take a trip to the Grand Canyon.
Pre-school through eighth grade speech-language technological therapy for Coronado students using iPads and speech therapy apps.
Scholarships for 12 students to attend the Triangle Y Summer Program in Oracle
Kinder Prep Scholarships for six students, allowing the Oracle School Foundation to provide universal pre-school.
Teens Sew Cool provides sewing skill instruction for up to 27 students in the San Manuel and Oracle Schools.
Books and educational materials to start a library/learning center at Sycamore Canyon Academy outside Oracle.
Mammoth San Manuel Schools
Kindergarten through third grade Summer Enrichment Program, serving 25 to 30 students aged four to ten in the Mammoth San Manuel Unified School District.
Summer swimming lessons and lifeguard training for Mammoth San Manual students.
San Manuel Summer Girls Softball in April through July for 85 girls between the ages of three and 17.
Mammoth San Manual After School Gifted Program for 25 students during the school year.
Providing uniforms and equipment for teams in the San Manuel Little League, as well as tournament fees for low-income families.
Eureka Math Program materials and training for Mammoth San Manuel elementary school students in kindergarten through seventh grade.
After School Programs
Joint Technical Education Transportation Grant for Mammoth San Manuel High School and Central Arizona College. Support is provided for the curriculum, tech prep classes and transportation to classes at CAC and Pima JTED Central Arizona College at Aravaipa.
Central Arizona College at Aravaipa Fall and Speaker Series for students from Oracle, San Manuel, Mammoth, Dudleyville, Hayden, Kearny and Winkleman. Speakers are recruited from career fields of interest to students, parents and faculty.
College for Kids, an annual two-week science program for students in second through seventh grade, is held every summer at Central Arizona College in Aravaipa for 50 elementary students in the surrounding area. The 2017 program focused on Earth Science. SBCO is the main contributor to this program since other funding sources have evaporated. Our funding provides partial scholarships to students who would otherwise not be able to attend this popular program.
Ray Unified Schools: Kearny, AZ
Book Shelf Reading Program in Kearny annually provides 50 students in second through fifth grades with new reading books and their own bookshelf made in prison woodworking classes.
Support for 18 Ray Junior and Senior High School students to attend a social studies trip to Washington, DC.
Catalina Lions Club: Catalina AZ
Vision screening machine for use with four-year-old children through adults.
Educational Committee members give high praise to the dedicated educational professionals with whom SBCO partners. They are all educational leaders, including those from the school districts of Mammoth San Manuel, Oracle, Amphitheater School District, the Triangle Y, the Mammoth and Sycamore Canyon libraries and the various sports programs. These excellent partners help SBCO meet its mission of “Providing Opportunities for Kids to Succeed.”