We are excited to be an approved after-school program and participating site with Dallas Afterschool. This important relationship affords BridgeBuilders unrivaled access to a vast array of support services that aid us in compliance with the highest performance standards, routine assessment, and measurement of our impact.
Dallas Afterschool does not serve children directly. Instead, they inform, train, support and evaluate afterschool sites that serve low-income youth. Their goal is to help afterschool sites such as ours achieve national quality standards. In short, this vital partnership ensures that the children of Bonton have access to exceptional afterschool enrichment and support.
Following a recent visit to BridgeBuilders, our Dallas Afterschool site representative shared the following report:
"The kids and their entire team have been absolutely inspiring to me. They've entered their 2nd season of afterschool programming and have enhanced their program significantly with support from Dallas Afterschool! This organization is doing amazing work and it is truly a pleasure working with them."
Why do we offer After-School programming in Bonton? Because, according to Dallas After-School:
"Currently, there is only enough free out of school time capacity to serve 4% of ALL children - so the vast majority of kids with the greatest need for academic and social/emotional support do not have access to quality afterschool care. Further, parents who desire to work and create a better life for their children are left to make a choice between full-time employment and the guarantee of safety for their children between the hours of 3-6pm."
BridgeBuilders’ After-School program is a vital tool in not only protecting these children from the deleterious effects of family breakdown, absent fathers, poverty, and crime but also equipping them to flourish academically and spiritually.
Want to Help?
This is one of our largest areas of opportunity for those looking to volunteer in Bonton. These precious children are quick to respond to the loving attention that our volunteers offer and the impact of our volunteers is enormous in the lives of these children.
If you are interested in serving in our After-School program, click here, complete the form and someone will contact you to discuss next steps.