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The Greenfield After School SUCCESS Program operates every day after school until 6:00 p.m. at eleven sites (8 elementary and 3 middle schools), providing students with a safe place to complete homework, receive tutoring, play sports, and participate in a variety of academic enrichment activities including art, drama and dance.  Also, students have the opportunity to support the community through service learning projects. The program’s mission, “to level the playing field so that young people can build their capacity to succeed”, is played out daily.

We have an outstanding staff of program facilitators, assistants, lead tutors, and site directors.  Many of the staff begin working in the program as High School Assistants.  Students help to plan, organize and implement the program activities, and parent feedback is gathered at regularly scheduled advisory meetings and through surveys. The SUCCESS Program is designated as an exemplary program and serves Region 8 (Kern, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura Counties) as a Regional Learning Center. In this capacity, program leaders from various school districts in the State visit to observe the day to day operations and the procedures in running an efficient after school program.

Participation in sports is open to all students irrespective of sex.

Philosophy

The SUCCESS program is designed around several key beliefs and principles. First and foremost, we believe that all children can reach high standards and that all children can profit from an expanded day program. We regard the health and safety of children as a major priority, and SUCCESS provides a nurturing environment and safe haven for children during critical non-school hours. 

The purpose of our program is to expand learning beyond the school day and beyond classroom doors and walls. Our program compliments supports and enhances daily classroom instruction. The program, while structured, provides staff and students with choices. Our program encourages creativity, imagination, and flexibility. Our program focuses on creating educational projects that make learning fun. Students participate in a balance of individual activities, small and large group activities, indoor and outdoor activities, and quiet as well as activate play. 

Vision

The vision of the Foundation for SUCCESS After School Program is a cadre of young adults who are economically self-sufficient, have healthy family and social relationships and are contributors to the community in which they live. This vision is attuned to the District's Mission that state the District is "preparing students for a life that is productive academically, physically, emotionally, socially, and economically."

Mission

The Foundation for SUCCESS is charged by the District with supporting a changing student population. In keeping with this responsibility, our mission is to level the playing field for young people allowing them to build the capacity to succeed. 

“While we try to teach our children all about life,
our children teach us what life is all about.”

- Angela Schwindt