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Help ‘No Kid Hungry’ Save Summer

By Sam Read

For kids, summertime should mean food, friends and fun. But for many, summer can be a time of uncertainty about where and when they’ll get their next meal.

The summer meals program was created in 1968 to help kids in need get healthy food when school is out. Yet the current program operates under a set of one-size-fits-all regulations that don’t work in many communities.

Transportation challenges, inclement weather and bureaucratic hurdles means five out of six kids who may need these meals aren’t getting them.

As Congress considers the reauthorization of Child Nutrition programs this year, we have the opportunity to improve the summer meals program so it helps low-income kids no matter where they live. Send a letter to Congress here, or you can sign up for our Summer Action Day on June 22nd!

More at NoKidHungry.org

[Photo Credit:  NoKidHungry.org]

March 27 Fair: Free Resources For Afterschool Programs, Day Care, Summer Camps

Opportunity Fair 

From golfing to cooking, come see what kids ages 4-12 will be doing in afterschool programs, day cares and summer camps throughout the city as the Center for Afterschool, Summer and Expanded Learning for Kids, or CASE for Kids, presents the Opportunity Fair.

The fair is held for educators of school-age children in child care, summer camp or afterschool programs. Free activities from vendors include art, golf, cooking, mad science experiments and robotics. A lending library is provided by CASE for Kids so that programs may gain curriculum to enhance their offerings.

Friday, March 27, 2015
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Harris County Department of Education
6300 Irvington Blvd.
Houston, TX 770222

Educators, day care directors and summer camp personnel will be in attendance to learn about CASE for Kids free activities and materials, including field trips and a lending library, as well as professional development opportunities such as conference scholarships.

Etc: Call Carol Vaughn, 281-660-9205, cvaughn@hcde-texas.org

About the Center for Afterschool, Summer and Expanded Learning (CASE) for Kids: CASE for Kids, formerly the Cooperative for After-School Enrichment, was launched by Harris County Department of Education in 1999. CASE for Kids is an after-school intermediary which leverages community resources and strengthens the capacity of the out-of-school time field. Services benefit approximately 11,000 kids in greater Harris County. CASE for Kids programs happen before and after school, on weekends and during the summer. Go to www.afterschoolzone.org for information.