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Summarize Your Needs

SP_Chpt 2p5   As you identify existing program resources and areas of need, it may be helpful to use a chart like the one below. Begin by listing current needs. In the second column, list the services your program offers to meet each need. In the third column, list ideas for partners or additional resources you think would help meet each need.

For a blank copy of the chart, download the Strengthening Partnerships Implementation Planner.

Resource Category Current Needs Current Resources Additional Resources
Space None N/A N/A
People More staff to help with homework time Part-time staff members Community volunteers
Programs and Services Arts enrichment Dance club Look for a local musician to provide guitar lessons for students
Funding Money for field trips 21st CCLC grant Look for small grants from local philanthropies or corporations
Materials Additional computers None Contact businesses for donations of used laptops
Transportation Bus service to bring students home Partnership with a bussing service None
Time Time to develop more STEM activities Staff training using Y4Y Look for ready-made curriculum online using the Learn More Library
Expertise Athletics (the students love soccer) None Reach out to a few soccer players from the national team in our city and see if they would visit (or do a virtual chat) with our program.

 

Reflect on This

Jot down your ideas in My Notebook.

My Notebook

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Glossary

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