The BEST after school program is celebrating 18 years of success supporting students in the most need of academic and enrichment opportunities in Eugene School District 4J. Our Mission: In collaboration with community partners, BEST aims to engage youth in academic and enrichment opportunities that foster self-confidence, determination, a joy of learning, and a sense of community.
GANAS is an after-school program for students interested in Latino culture. Besides homework help, students may do fun activities, like craft-making and dances. University of Oregon MeCHA students work with the Kelly kids on their homework.
Students from both programs participated in learning about plastic pollution on the planet and then worked together to create messages of hope for the planet on Tree of Life parachutes.
Jim Wilcox, BEST Coordinator,Fernell Lopez, Spanish Outreach
Photos of Parachutes at Schools and at First Friday Art Walk/Farmers' Market