Following are summaries of activities and programs that focus on community support.
Sioux City Community Schools Afterschool Program—Sioux City, Iowa
The program's governance board is chaired by the president of the United Way, and it includes representation from the Sioux City Community School District, Siouxland Y, Siouxland Human Investment Partnership, and other nonprofit community agencies. More than 50 private businesses and community organizations provide programming for students each year, often at little or no charge. Through community partnerships, children have the opportunity to attend activities at the Sioux City Public Museum, Sioux City Art Center, swimming pool, bowling alley, Sioux City Community Theater, and the American Red Cross, among others.
Living Legacy—Chicago, Illinois
Living Legacy strongly develops and integrates community involvement. Besides the 10 or so senior citizens who are regular members, another three to five participate intermittently. Computers, art, and recreational resources are utilized by youth and seniors. A recent celebration event was attended by local Chicago aldermen, the districts' state representatives, 90 percent of the students' parents, and several family members of the seniors.
Native Youth Club—Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Community involvement is a vital component to the Native Youth Club. Elders teach the students every Friday. High school students volunteer with the program, which provides role models for younger Native American students. Through the program, students have the opportunity to showcase Native American dances at local ethnic celebrations. The program is free of charge to the students.
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