EMPOWER + EDUCATE: Support Digital Learning for Inner City Youth

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Benefiting GLIDE

GLIDE is fundraising for $20,000 to purchase 24 NEW MacBook Air notebooks to replace our current units which were originally purchased in 2004.

Our MacBook Learning Lab is a mobile unit which enhances our youth and children's learning in areas of literacy, nutrition, tutoring, creative arts, wellness, media awareness and digital arts.

Help GLIDE's youth and children enjoy and discover a fun-filled digital learning experience through GLIDE's MacBook Learning Lab.

Thank YOU for your commitment to the empowerment and education of San Francisco's Inner City youth as you support GLIDE's Digital Learning initiatives of 2013!

GLIDE's Janice Mirikitani Family, Youth and Childcare Center (FYCC) was established in 1999 in response to the influx families in the Tenderloin neighborhood and surrounding areas, and is comprised of the Licensed Childcare Program, After School and Summer Program, and Family Resource Center.  FYCC’s vision is to empower marginalized children and families to realize their potential - at home, in school, and in the community - and break the cycle of poverty. All programs provide integrated support in FYCC’s two focus areas of Literacy and Wellness.

Program Areas include:

The Licensed Childcare Program provides high-quality, full-day licensed care for up to 42 children each day. Through child-initiated and teacher-directed experiences, Glide’s Childcare Program offers developmentally appropriate activities and hands-on experiences that help foster each child's individual development. The Toddler Program serves children aged 18 months through three years, while the Preschool Program provides care for children aged three to five.

The After School and Summer Program (ASP) provides a nurturing and academically enriching environment for up to 75 low-income children in grades kindergarten through 5th grade daily. The ASP curriculum includes literacy activities and academic support, visual and performing arts, computer education, physical education and recreation, gardening, nutrition, and fun and educational field trips during summer and school breaks.

The Family Resource Center offers a wide range of parent and family programs aimed at supporting the whole family by helping parents cope with daily crises, recover from hardship, and gain knowledge and access resources to help them transition out of poverty. Programming includes one-on-one case management, counseling and mental health services, and parent meetings and workshops that cover such topics as leadership, parenting skills, stress reduction, healthy nutrition and wellness, and access to community resources.

For more information, please visit www.glide.org.