Samiyah Ridgeway - August 2015
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) offers a variety of services in our Youth Education program including Playcare, Computer Clubhouse and After School Academy. Our After School Academy caters to students 1st grade through 6th grade and is dedicated to providing homework assistance, one-on-one tutoring, enrichment activities and community service opportunities.
Through these services, SFBFS is able to provide students of all ages the tools and resources they need to be successful.
One such student is 9-year-old Samiyah Ridgeway. Since enrolling in SFBFS' After School Academy in the 2nd grade, Samiyah attends year-round and says she greatly benefits from the structure and adventure the program offers. Through the program, Samiyah enjoys making new friends, taking fieldtrips to the Jelly Belly Factory, hiking and learning more about her favorite subject; math. After thinking for a while about all the memories she's made with After School Academy, Samiyah shared that she enjoyed getting her hands dirty in one of the pottery workshops offered. She created a beautiful clay pot and mask that she proudly showed off to her family. When she's not at After School Academy, Samiyah is the pitcher of her baseball team and loves to cheerlead! When she grows up, she has dreams of becoming an animal zoologist.
In addition to the educational aspect of the program, Samiyah says she has learned a lot about helping people. "I see how Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services helps people who need food and I want to help. When I'm at school I try to tell people not to waste food because I know a lot of people don't have any," Samiyah shares.
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is fortunate to serve approximately 50 students on a daily basis through the After School program.
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