Tuesday, August 31, 2010

SNBC Honored as Finalist for National Afterschool Award

SNBC's afterschool program at A.P. Giannini Middle School is one of only a handful of finalists for a MetLife Afterschool Innovator Award, a highly prestigious and competitive national award in conjunction with the Afterschool Alliance. More than 300 afterschool programs serving middle school youth from across the country applied, and SNBC's program was identified as one of the best examples of an afterschool program that brings multiple benefits to the unique needs of middle school students.

Though SNBC has learned that we are not the ultimate winner of the award, we are honored to have our innovative work recognized in this way. SNBC's program has also been highlighted in an issue brief produced by the Afterschool Alliance. Check it out here.

We're privileged to have made it this far in the selection process. Becoming a finalist for this national award is further evidence that SNBC is a national model right here in the Sunset District!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Join Aspiranet at a Feet for Families Fun Walk/Run Near You!

Aspiranet invites you to help us celebrate 35 years of service to children and families by participating in our October Feet For Families Fun Walk/Run. Races will be hosted in San Jose, Fresno, Ventura and Turlock and are designed to raise awareness of and funding for area foster children, teens and families.

“There are over 60,000 children and teens in foster care in California,” said Vernon Brown, CEO of Aspiranet. “Feet for Families is a fun, family-friendly way to support foster children and their families. The funding will go a long way toward ensuring that our foster kids are safe, stable and supported throughout the year.”

Proceeds from the races will benefit families, children and various programs, further extending Aspiranet’s innovative solutions to strengthen communities in need.

Walkers and runners, of every age and ability level, are invited to choose from several varied length Feet for Families courses. Participants will enjoy a fun run/walk and the opportunity to support local foster care programs. Every step runners and walkers take is a step closer to providing loving homes to foster children, teens and siblings. Register to participate in a Feet for Families near you by visiting http://www.aspiranet.org/feetforfamilies.


Superhero Sponsors
Cupertino Electric
Los Angeles Family Magazine
Hero Sponsor

Champion Sponsor
Kiwanis Club
Medalist Sponsors
Ian Moore


* Hobee's California Restaurants - http://www.hobees.com/
* San Jose Improv - http://www.improv.com/
* Balloonatics - http://www.balloonaticsevents.com/
* Photography by Wehaveus - http://www.wehaveus.com/

* High Risk - band
*Whole Foods - http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/

Aspiranet is seeking sponsors for each race event as well as community support in the form of donors, volunteers and participants. For more information, contact Aspiranet at 800.439.1905 or go to: http://www.aspiranet.org/feetforfamilies/supporters.aspx.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Foster families desperately needed

August 06, 2010 10:00 AM

Strathmore resident Bea McGuire and her husband, Frank, have been opening their home to unofficial foster children for more than 12 years. Three years ago, the McGuires joined Aspiranet Foster Families and now have one of only a handful of foster homes in the Strathmore/Lindsay area......Read more at http://bit.ly/9qqjKa

Monday, August 9, 2010

ASPIRATIONS Fall 2010 Issue, Now Available!

Check out the Fall 2010 Newsletter!

- Fostering Success in School

- Wounded Children, Healing Homes: Understanding Foster Adoptive Child Crisis
- Lifebooks: How to Help A Child Create the Story of their Life

Click here to read it!