SAC Grant Program - Principal funding for the Thayer Site
School Age Community Programs Grants (SAC Grants) are school-based programs offering services to all children, including children with disabilities, from ages 5 through 12. SAC Programs can be provided to children enrolled during non-school hours. SAC Grant programming incorporates a strong sense of school, family, and community members that collaboratively contribute to the growth of students as they mature into caring, competent, and responsible adults. Additionally, SAC Grant Programs should meet the needs of working guardians during non-school days.
All SAC Grant afterschool programs support the academic development of participants by maximizing a variety of teachable moments to promote the cognitive, social, and recreational health of students. SAC programs can also reduce the negative effects many children experience from being in self-care (i.e., negative peer pressure, loneliness, boredom, fear, accidents, and poor school performance). SAC funds may be used to implement a new program or to expand and/or enhance current afterschool programs whether supported by public or private funds. For example, awardees may use funds to enact activities to help students meet local and state academic standards if those services are not part of a current afterschool program.
BGCWP is fortunate to have received a SAC Grant that is the primary source of funding for our Thayer Site.