Kid Z Own After School Program Essay

3707 words - 15 pages

Part One

1) The placement organization is called Yorkwoods Community Church (Salvation Army) Kid-Z-Own After School Program.
Address: 20 Yorkwoods Gate North York, Ontario
Phone: ext 107
2) The organization mandate and anti-discrimination policies are infused with the mission statement of the Kid-Z-Own program found in the official Kid-Z-Own After School Program Manual for Volunteers and Placement Students (2013):
“Through the demonstration of God’s love, kid-z-own serves children, youth and parents by providing safe, affordable places for kids after school where they can develop to their fullest potential. The program is offered to all children regardless of race, colour, ...view middle of the document...

4) The Kid-Z-Own program primarily focuses on the creating activities for children to “counteract” issues regarding low self-esteem while also “encouraging growth in the children socially, academically, physically and spiritually.” (Kid-z-own placement student/volunteer manual, pg 5, 2013) We provide children with homework help, assistance and practice with reading, learning life and computer skills; allowing expression through arts, crafts, sports and recreation. We also provide the children with meals after school during our “snack time.” Most of the children may have avoided eating their lunches or may not have been provided with any so we make sure to give them healthy meals in order to hold the children off until home time.
My placement also requires that placement students assist in the Food Bank sector which provides food and clothing to clients of the local community. Though we have yet to work in that section of our placement as that will be more towards possibly January or December based on the Christmas food drive demand.

5) See attached flow chart.

Yorkwoods Community Church (Organizational Chart)

6) The partnerships involved with the Kid-Z-Own program are quick limited except for Youth unlimited and various churches work to help to run the summer day camps in March. As well the food used during snack time is provided by the food bank within the Salvation Army. However, majority of resources or partnerships are based off of internal connections(the salvation army working in accordance with other salvation army locations to make sure everything is done within itself) Nothing is done directly outside of the salvation army., including the Kid-Z-Own program.
7) In terms of funding, majority of funding is provided through private donations and applications for grants, though private funding is their main source of income.

Part Two
Overall Description of two Functions of the Program
The Kid-Z-Own program runs off of two functions: homework and circle time in regards to the children. In terms of homework time, we as the placement students are seen as younger role models for the kids to look up to and reach out for guidance to understand their assignments. At this point, we are no longer placement students but are now mentors who are attempting to build a trusting relationship with the children while making sure their needs are being met. As the Kid-z-own placement student/volunteer manual states there are four ideologies that go into mentor relationships. The first states that “we are someone outside the children’s immediate family with whom they can identify and to whom they can talk to” (Kid-z-own placement student/volunteer manual, pg 8, 2013). The children view us as reliable yet strict leaders who they can and should confide their issues, concerns, wishes and overall thoughts and ideas to. I am always encouraged as a leader to be caring and open to the children. The more receptive I...

Other Essays Like Kid-Z-Own After School Program

3d Printers Semminar Report

4203 words - 17 pages | 2 Seminar Report-2014-15 SolidWorks ® ® 3d Printing ® ® Maya RapidForm Alias ® ™ 3D Studio Viz Form Z ® ® ® Pro/ENGINEER CATIA ® SketchUp RasMol Raindrop GeoMagic Inventor ® VectorWorks Mimics 3D Studio Max ® Rhino ® After exporting a solid file from a 3D modeling package, users can open the file in ZPrint™, the desktop interface for Z Corp.’s 3D printers. The primary function ofZPrint is

Funiber Teaching Pronunciation Essay

2746 words - 11 pages for their Cambridge B1 exam which they hope to take in July of this year. They attend our private school twice a week for ninety minutes, which I believe is not sufficient, but due to timetable restrictions of both the students and the school, it is impossible to increase contact hours. Setting variables: All the students have their own English book named ‘Objective PET’, published by Cambridge University Press. This book deals with the

Lessen the Impact of Divorce

2465 words - 10 pages present during the after school hours, home is still not a very good option.  The term “latch-key” kid is one who has their own key to their home and is expected to be home with minimal supervision.  Once a child reaches a certain responsible age, being a latch-key kid often makes sense.  Charlie must get home safe from school, stay out of trouble, and complete his homework, with little to no adult supervision.  After-school activities should be

Quality Associates

924 words - 4 pages -tail test will = .005 3) Z = (x-bar – μ) / (σ/√n) 4) Z Critical value at .005 = 2.575 5) Z = (11.9587 – 12) / (.21/√30) = -1.077187 The observed value lies outside the rejection region, so we fail to reject H0. 6) P –value is between .2814 for a two-tailed test Sample 2 1) H0: μ = 12 Ha: μ ≠ 12 2) α = .01, but for two-tail test will = .005 3) Z = (x-bar – μ) / (σ/√n) 4) Z Critical value at .005 = 2.575 5) Z

Stephen King

504 words - 3 pages Stephen King A short time after Stephen was born his father left the family. Leaving his wife to take care of Stephen and his brother. Growing up in Maine they lived a rather poor life. There were times that he and his family would have to go to their neighbors for a hot shower. Stephen had to walk to the next town for his grade school bus.Stephen was not a popular kid growing up he never had many friends. When he reached high school he finally

Homeschooling: An Alternative Option Of Education But Not The First One

1662 words - 7 pages completely free, so homeschooling increases the costs for parents greatly. According to Middle, “parents may choose to use a paid homeschooling program, such programs may have added benefits, but may increase the cost of the child’s education.” Why should people pay more to educate their own child when they can attend a public school and be taught by teachers who have gone to school for this specific job? When I was in the seventh

I Am Not a Baby Giving Machine

532 words - 3 pages why i just cant fill up this generation gap? i am new , unique , transparent , fast , practical , extrovert , bold , loud , careless , super greedy and undoubtedly lucky. Always loved freedom but my family is very orthodox. In fact they are the whole A to Z of this orthodox thing. This society is really changing today and it needs youth like us who are too bold to rule the world but some members of the family are opposite of your thinking

Telecommunications in Education

1547 words - 7 pages afford to buy new equipment for hands-on Science and Math classes. One solution is the Science Man. The Science Man is a Science and Math lab on wheels that travels from school to school. Darryl Lee Baynes’ program has four vans that can be hired out for a nominal fee to teach hands-on Science and Math lessons. He will also train teachers on how to set up programs in their own schools. This program is particularly important because it

One Tail and Two Tail Tests

3169 words - 13 pages < -1.20) - P(Z < -1.40) = 0.1151 - 0.0808 = 0.0343. In school or on the Advanced Placement Statistics Exam, you may be called upon to use or interpret standard normal distribution tables. Standard normal tables are commonly found in appendices of most statistics texts. The Normal Distribution as a Model for Measurements Often, phenomena in the real world follow a normal (or near-normal) distribution. This allows researchers to use the normal

Purpose of Education

531 words - 3 pages Born in China, I lived with my uncle after my parents’ departing to U.S. when I was seven. Since my uncle was principal of an elementary school in China, I resided in the school as well. My view on education was greatly impacted by my family as my grandfather, a retired school teacher, constantly instilled the importance of education into me. He told me that people with better education could succeed with better chances in the future. That

Global Warming

1105 words - 5 pages speak better English than your kid, and you try to figure out what kind of English program he is getting and what kind of kindergarten he is attending. You have figured it out, and you send your kid to same kindergarten -- that kind of competition going on. MARGARET WARNER: Twenty-five-year-old Kim Tae-hoon, a student at SDP, says his hard-charging mother had him, even as a young child, attending specialized cram schools every day. KIM TAE

Related Papers

Baby Dj School Essay

828 words - 4 pages structural brain changes after only 15 months of musical training in early childhood, which were correlated with improvements in musically relevant motor and auditory skills.” This program also strengthens the relationship between the parent and kid by learning a skill together. The idea of the Baby DJ School gained massive amounts of popularity via media and internet and became a spectacular day-care for kids. The school has gained so much

Who Am I? A Personal Statement

476 words - 2 pages through Chinese public schooling until the end of 8th grade. Skipped the 9th grade and went to a half Chinese half Canadian school for 10th grade. In order to enroll in the IB program, I moved to Beijing on my own in the beginning of my 11th year of High school.Before I started international schooling in Beijing, everything other than my face was Chinese, I had the same political views as the Chinese did, disliked the Americans (therefore

Favorite Teacher Essay

744 words - 3 pages part of your professional responsibility,” they lecture at faculty meetings. “Now we still need three more teachers to volunteer for the Six-Flags’ Great Adventure’ trip. You’ll be getting back at eight p.m.   Friday night. That’s not too bad. And we need another volunteer for the after school volleyball program and two more chaperones for the Halloween Dance.”   First of all, let’s get the...

Living Life Essay

1582 words - 7 pages school he or she is already at. If we had one to come we are looking for team players, not individuals looking to get stats and be on TV or in the newspapers. We are looking for strong character guys who are committed to winning and being great students in the classroom. If we were recruiting we would bring the player in and be honest from the start with the kid. Letting him know what we expect from him and letting him know the in and out of the program and if we can get him we can, but we will not lie to get a player on the team, by promising playing time or anything like that.