In Salida, Friday is a day when many working and non-working parents are looking for worthwhile activities for their children and when children can be attracted to things they see as fun and useful. With the help of High Country Bank, the Support Our Schools Salida organization supports the educational programs of the Salida Public Schools and is a resource for after school and Friday Enrichment child care activities. SOSS provides funds and referrals for educational programs and activities which have been under-funded by the normal operating budget. It is the mission of SOSS to provide a referral service and disseminate information to assist parents and students in obtaining quality child care activities as part of our community’s Friday Enrichment program.
History of the Friday Enrichment Program
When the 4-day school week first took effect in 2011, the community took an immediate role in stepping up to offer programs on Fridays. However, this uncoordinated effort produced lots of randomly scheduled, often competing programs that did not come close to covering a typical parent’s workday. With the formalization of the Friday Enrichment program with the City of Salida, we have begun addressing these needs. Friday Enrichment is working to create an environment where programmers can increase enrollment by working together, stretching our funding by proactive scheduling.
A more complete description of Friday Enrichment Programming and Giving Opportunities can be found here.
Salida Recreation’s Fall CAMP Friday programming begins September 22 and will run through November 17. Exploration, Enrichment, and Empowerment for students. Salida Recreation is partnering with many great organizations to host CAMP Friday, a weekly program for kids ages 5-8 years old. Each week offers different activities that encourage scientific, natural, musical, artistic, and physical exploration. Meeting Locations TBD.
Please stay tuned for a complete listing of all Friday Enrichment Activities for the Fall 2017.
The google calendar below includes all Friday activities for program partners.
Click on an activity for more information. If you have an activity you would like to submit, please send information to email@example.com
*Programs directly related to Salida Recreation will utilize the City of Salida Recreation Release of Liability. The City of Salida, Support Our Schools Salida and High Country Bank are not responsible for the actions of any other party.