2:30-2:55 Snack “Beyond Cookies and Milk”
3:00-4:00 STEMulated Minds Academic Enrichment
4:00-5:00 Cultural Enrichment (art, music, active recreation)
5:00-5:30 Supper | Homework
Beyond Cookies And Milk (BCAM) is a part of the CFA initiative to promote healthy eating choices.
BCAM provides youth with a healthy snack and dinner during transitioning time from their academic and cultural workshops. BCAM is comprised of four youth development components 1) Student Leadership in which students plan the activities, take attendance, and distribute snacks; 2) an inviting Environment which may include music, students art work and table settings, and pleasant conversation; 3) Student Learning including homework or special topics such as nutrition and etiquette; and 4) Rituals and Affirmation which may include recitation of the school or after school motto, or student sharing.
STEMulated Minds (Science Technology Engineering & Math) is a unique, project-based , thematic, engaging curriculum that addresses the need to increase youth literacy and math skills by STEMulated Minds . STEM establishes positive outcomes related to student learning in the the areas of content knowledge, collaborative skills, engagement and motivation, and critical thinking and problem-solving skills. STEM curriculum is aligned with Baltimore City’s Scope and Sequence, and connects closely to school-day learning.
Child First Art Core engages students in art making forms that are not offered during regular school hours such as video production, ceramics, animation, theater, painting and city planning. Art Core employs professional artists and youth leaders who want to connect with and inspire students in Baltimore City Schools. Art Core staff currently consists of artists working in 8 Child First partner schools.
Playsmart involves youth in healthy active, sports and recreation. Playsmart includes Rokkball, a high energy baseball training program set to rock and roll Music, dance, girls lacrosse, karate, yoga, The First Tee Golf Program and SPARK ( Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids ). Playsmart strives to introduce CFA children to engaging physical activities that will promote long term healthy lifestyles.