BALANCE4kids benefits students, teachers, and families in Santa Cruz County in four major ways. Firstly, we provide highly qualified, in-class, aide support to schools at a cost which enables us to save the districts we serve tens of thousands of dollars each year. Secondly, each year local teachers are able to apply to our Teacher Grant Program for much needed supplies ranging from computers and art supplies to therapeutic equipment. We grant over $30,000 in supplies annually! The third and fourth benefits to the community are through our Quest Center. The Quest Center houses both Kid Quest and the Quest Day Program. Kid Quest is a social recreational after school and weekend program which enables children and young adults with and without disabilities to come together to create friendships and for activities such as music, book club, cooking, theater, gardening, and field trips into the community. The Quest Day Program is an adult day program for adults with disabilities. Day program participants take classes at Cabrillo in addition to learning life skills such as nutrition, safety, and community awareness in a hands on manner by practicing transportation, shopping, and social events in a variety of settings.
The BALANCE4kids organization will address the needs of children with severe disabilities in a collaborative model with private organizations, parents, and public schools working together. We seek to increase student success in the school and home setting by bringing alternative supplemental programs to public education and the home. BALANCE4kids supports the inadequate existing conditions and resources for children with disabilities through our various programs.
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