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.

The third graders at Short School LEAP love to garden.
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Bahia Vista students love Whacky Wednesday and Friday Fun Day activities where their imaginations can soar! Master builders use Legos, Zoobes, Artech, magnetic, foam and giant blocks to create animals, wild creatures, cities and space stations. Other students let their imaginations roam while playing dress up, driving cars on the roadway and remodeling the doll house or tracking dinosaurs through the jungle. Others frequent the make believe cafe and grocery store where they buy and sell using the cash registers to make change. All these and other purposeful play activities (art projects, Mad Scientists, puzzles & board games) help them to grow and have fun, while using their imagination and critical thinking skills.

-Colleen Johnston, Program Manager for San Francisco & Marin After School Programs

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