Our after-school programs, which we call Kids Zone in the elementary schools and Teen Zone in the middle and high schools, are being administered in 22 Volusia County Schools and 2 Flagler County Schools. Kids/Teen Zone is designed to provide a platform and opportunities for at-risk students to improve their performance at school.
By providing additional academic guidance, enrichment opportunities and nourishing meals, our Kids Zone / Teen Zone programs seek to help at-risk students improve their performance at school. Key programming elements include:
Nourishing Meals and Snacks
Student Reward System for Improvement
Educational / Enriching Field Trips
Tours of College Campuses
Motivational Speakers and Special Events
Transportation to and from FBH Programs and Events
Teachers and educators say the proof of these programs' effectiveness is measurable through:
Improved grades and test scores
Fewer disciplinary referrals
But the intangible benefits are the ones that touch our hearts:
The look of wonder on a young girl's face when arriving at an FBH sponsored concert at the NewsJournalCenter...she had never seen a flight of stairs so high before.
The excitement among FBHonors students dressed in their Sunday best at the FBH the end of the year recognition banquet...several had never ordered in restaurant before.
The dozens of hands waving in the air, volunteering their knowledge of good nutrition at our Nutrition Day at Starke Elementary while snacking on fresh fruits and vegetables.
The enthusiasm shown by many students upon arrival at Daytona International Speedway for the FBH end of the year celebration. Many had never even been out of their hometown, let alone toured a NASCAR race track.
The list is as long as the list of students we serve.