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    United Way’s Fun in the Sun Program Now Hiring for Summer

    Comprehensive free enrichment summer program supports hundreds of Santa Barbara children

    United Way of Santa Barbara County is now hiring for this year’s Fun in the Sun — a free six-week summer learning program that provides academic and reading practice, hands-on STEAM activities, field trips and other enrichment activities for more than 400 current 2nd-5th graders.

    Current opportunities include Fun in the Sun site coordinators, program leaders and site aides who will create a positive, safe, and supportive environment for participants.

    Fun in the Sun is looking for staff who are able to help build safe and enriching environments for our students. We are looking for leaders and people who are able to be mentors and role models. We are looking for people who have experience in childcare and educators in the field. Staff should be ready to jump into a fast-moving environment and be flexible. We want staff who are passionate about the success of our students and are willing to provide these opportunities with a smile on their faces.

    This year’s program will operate at six sites in Santa Barbara County, including Franklin Elementary, McKinley Elementary, Hollister Elementary and Aliso Elementary in South County. Santa Ynez Elementary and Mary Buren Elementary will serve students in North County.

    Fun in the Sun is a national award-winning summer learning program that was first developed to address summer learning loss but has now expanded into a comprehensive program that serves students who qualify for the federal free/reduced lunch program.

    Participants receive a full spectrum of services, including literacy and academics; community support and engagement; STEAM activities and fields trips; and emotional wellness and enrichment activities.

    The program runs Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and provides snacks, breakfast and lunch for all students.

    More info and application information located at www.unitedwaysb.org/employment-opportunities.

    Locations & Dates

    Mary Van Buren Elementary:

    June 12-July 21, 2023

    Santa Ynez Elementary:

    June 19-July 28, 2023

    Hollister Elementary

    June 19-July 28, 2023

    Aliso Elementary

    June 19-July 28, 2023

    Franklin Elementary

    June 20-July 28, 2023

    McKinley Elementary

    June 20-July 28, 2023

    For more information, visit https://www.unitedwaysb.org/fun-sun.

    About United Way of Santa Barbara County
    Since 1923, United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) has been a key leader in local efforts to empower children, families, and communities through its own unique collaborative programs and initiatives, partnership convening efforts, volunteer development, and funding. UWSBC’s mission is to enrich the lives of children and families and build resilient communities by leading local programs and partnerships that improve school readiness and academic achievement, financial empowerment, and crisis response and recovery. To learn more, please visit unitedwaysb.org.

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