This Year's Project: After School Snacks
About Our Organization
Providing children and families a safe place to play, learn, and grow is one of the most important factors in quality before and afterschool programming. Beyond the Bell is a local non-profit program that addresses these components. Through hands on learning activities, tutoring programs, field trips, and quality staff, students are able to reach their full potential. Staff at each location offer homework help and enrichment activities focusing on youth development, recreation/fitness, literacy, and STEM.
Students are able to attend before and afterschool programming at the safe and convenient location of their primary day school. Beyond the Bell programming is run at all Sioux City Elementary and Middle School locations, Sacred Heart School, Heelan Dual Language, Holy Cross at St. Michaels and 5 South Sioux City Elementary Schools
Current Project: After School Snacks
The USDA's response to the current pandemic by approving free breakfast and lunch for all students is a great benefit for families within all of the districts that we serve.
Unfortunately this change does not allow snacks for the Beyond the Bell program to be reimbursed by the current program. This creates an unexpected expense to our programs that we have not had in the past. Beyond the Bell does not want to pass this cost on to our families so we are asking that our community helps support our families and students by donating to help us provide nutritious snacks for our after school programs.
Beyond the Bell is reaching out to request your assistance in continuing to provide before and afterschool programming to all students and families who need our services. On average, quality before and after school programming costs families around $2500.00 annually. With budget cuts and a decrease in grant funding for after school programs across the country, it has put a squeeze on our ability to provide programming for families in need. We are reaching out to our community to help us invest in our youth. This is your chance to help a non-profit program that benefits the children and families of Siouxland!