For over three decades, Bay Area Community Resources After School Programs have had the privilege of serving the diverse communities of the Bay Area. They have done so by promoting the healthy development of individuals, families and communities through direct services, volunteerism, and partnering with the San Francisco Bay Area. The BACR family is a tight knit group, made up of passionate and creative individuals who have devoted themselves to the betterment of the lives of the children we serve. This blog was created to appreciate and showcase the achievements of our outstanding staff and their programs. Please join us on our journey of documenting the lives of the everyday heroes that serve in our programs.

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Ruby9"Every year we host a Lights On After School Event in honor of the hard work and dedication of the staff and community. These individuals work hard to provide safe and engaging after school programs for our youth.  Lights On After School is a national after school event dedicated to highlight our academic and enriching programs.  During these events we invite the community, parents, and school staff to join in a night of laughter, fun, and support.  Our program puts on an entertaining show including dances and speeches.  We also show off what we have brought to the children and what they have learned.  The Lights On After School Event is so special to our school because it gives our program a chance to show our involvement in the community, how much we care about our families and community, and just show the love we have for what we do."

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  "This year we decided to show our involvement by honoring Cancer Awareness Month because of the parent survivors we have in our program and a young girl who is currently fighting cancer who was a student of ours last year.  During our event we were able to raise funds to support that young girl with her medical expenses.  We were able to have parent survivors talk to the community about there lives dealing with cancer.  At this event we held raffles and the community were able to write messages to loved ones who have lost their fight with cancer or are currently dealing with it.  Last but not least, we had a great support team in a mile walk around the school.  A mile walk to end cancer!  Our Lights On After School Event was a night to remember.  We had a huge amount of parent and community support and it showed exactly what our program is all about!"

-Robbin Wilson, Site Coordinator for BACR/LEAPS After School Program at Ruby Bridges Elementary School.

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