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1/ FFL serves nearly 700 DPS children in grades K-5 at DPS' 12 highest-need schools. Nearly, 65 percent of the students are third-graders or younger.
2/ Of the children enrolled in FFL, 94 percent qualify for free and/or reduced lunch.
3/ FFL operates every day of the school year from 3 to 6 p.m.
4/ Every school has a waiting list due to the high demand for regular, quality after-school care and the staggering effects of food insecurity. The program focuses on academic assistance, nutrition, physical fitness and positive relationships and interaction between students and adults.
“My daughter told me she loved nutrition day at Fit, Fun & Literacy, and now she wants to be a chef when she grows up! She brought healthy recipes home to our family. Now we all eat better, even when we're on the run. Thank you, Fit, Fun & Literacy!”
Cole Arts & Science Academy
Now through April 30th, 2013, The Salah Foundation will match one-to-one your contribution to the DPS Foundation designated to Fit, Fun & Literacy. The grant will fund the launch of the Weekend Backpacks Program:
- Many of the children enrolled in FFL - and their families - depend on their school for meals. Prior to 2012-13 school year, FFL provided a nutritious after-school snack, which had to last many students until their school issued breakfast the next day.
- FFL added a dinner program in fall 2012. A large percentage of FFL students signed up, demonstrating the need among enrolled families for school-provided food.
- Thanks to the Salah Foundation's generous match and donors like you, FFL children will receive a weekend backpack filled with nutritious food to last them and their families through the weekend.
For more information, please contact Mary McGee, VP of Development,
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