Our After School Enrichment Program integrates school children who are blind, visually impaired or multi-disabled with their sighted peers—offering much-needed opportunities for interaction through a curriculum focused on healthy living. Through team sports and nutrition-related activities, participants work together to improve their health and well-being, while learning how to overcome their differences and build teamwork. Our After School Enrichment Program operates five days a week throughout the school year and during summer and winter breaks.
Who We Serve
The After School Enrichment Program serves children who are sighted, visually impaired or have multiple disabilities who are in need of additional enrichment activities. Current schools include: View Park Preparatory Accelerated Charter Elementary School, 54th Street Elementary School, Frances Blend Special Education School, Blind Childrens Center, Audubon Middle School, El Marino Language School, Eucalyptus Elementary School, Widney High School and Junior Blind’s Special Education School.
Led by Joan Marason, the After School Enrichment Program is fully-equipped with staff and volunteers who are accomplished in working with children who are visually impaired and sighted.
- An integrated setting that encourages sighted and blind children to learn from each other.
- A supportive environment to help children increase socialization skills and prepare for life adjustments.
- 45-minute homework period to help students understand and complete assignments.
- Competitive and non-competitive sports activities to promote physical fitness and teamwork, including, basketball, goallball, swimming and more.
- Cooking to provide children with a hands-on opportunity to practice functional math skills, learn nutrition value and understand the importance of maintaining a healthy, balanced diet.