The ACFJC, in conjunction with P.U.L.S.E. and buildON, hosts the KidZone Homework Help Center. The KidZone Homework Help Center utilizes teen volunteers supplied by buildON (www.buildon.org) to provide homework assistance to children ages K-5 who are receiving services and support at the ACFJC. Homework Help will be held Thursday afternoons from 4:00pm to 5:30pm.
ACFJC staff and youth leaders will be taking 30 girls and boys who are in grades 2nd to 6th to Kidder Creek Camp in Etna, California, August 3 – 9, 2014. Camp Hope is a partnership between Kidder Creek Camp, Mount Hermon, Inc., and the National Family Justice Center Alliance that focuses on providing children who are victims of family violence the opportunity to build relationships with other children who share similar experiences, and to provide them with a safe, fun, and engaging camping experience so they can just be children. Campers will participate in many activities including arts and crafts, archery, fishing, ropes course, pond swimming, field games and river rafting. Each day will begin with a character trait lesson and end around a camp fire with character trait awards, camp songs, counselor skits and of course, S’mores. Campers sleep in rustic cabins in the woods with their youth leaders and camp counselors who guide daily activities throughout the week.
The ACFJC sponsors each camper, including camp fees, gear, transportation and food. For information on how you can help sponsor a camper please contact Raeanne Passantino at (510) 267-8810 or via email: Raeanne.Passantino@acgov.org.
As a branch of the Alameda County Library the ACFJC offers P.U.L.S.E. (Pop Up Library Services for Everyone). P.U.L.S.E. is a vending machine containing library books for adults and children in English and Spanish. Clients of the ACFJC can get their own P.U.L.S.E. library card to be used as often as they like to check out books. Books are then returned to the ACFJC, just like a regular library branch. P.U.L.S.E. is available Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm.