Pascale Sykes Foundation in the news!

We are so very lucky to be a grantee of the very generous and experienced Pascale Sykes Foundation!
The Press of Atlantic City published a feature story and editorial on the Pascale Sykes Foundation and the positive impact its Whole Family Approach has had on low-income, working-class families throughout South Jersey.
Below you will find links to the editorial and feature story.

Quarter 2 Career Exploration Workshop Signup

Families to College – Quarter 2 Career Exploration Workshops – April 16 to June 15

These workshops are for the whole family and are meant to encourage exploration of different career paths!

Sign up for a 9-week workshop by Friday, April 13!

Mondays

Design Workshop – Amy Dion

You will get to work with various tools in visual arts and design. You will explore design styles, apply design principles and generate projects with your vision.

Theater Workshop – Zoe Built

You are the star of the show in this workshop where you will explore the world of theater through creative expression, character development, and making decisions. You will explore ways to express yourself physically and vocally through fun theater exercises.

Tuesdays

Programming Workshop – Noah Halstead

You will be empowered by technology in this workshop where you will gain practical computing and programming experience that will prepare you for careers in technology and beyond.

Natural Science Workshop – Rob Albert

Using real world examples, you will learn to formulate questions that will enhance your exploration of the natural world. You will collect and use data to lead you on the path to finding some of the answers to your questions about the natural world.

Wednesdays

Community Health Workshop – Carolyn Smith

You will look at how societal factors influence people’s health and wellbeing and will explore different ways of improving health and preventing disease. By exploring the relationship between health and the community you will learn how to be an advocate for good health in your community.

Art and Society Workshop – Connor Kealey

You will explore the multi-layered ways that art has created change and progress in our world. Gain an understanding of the place of art in reflecting, shaping and critiquing society.

Sign up here!

 

Spring Break 2018

Families engaged in the Families to College program are invited to take part in events throughout the time that Bridgeton Schools are on Spring Break. This is a chance for families to bond and learn new things about one another. There is something for everyone in this week so don’t miss out!

Click HERE to register and RSVP for the following Spring Break events:

MONDAY APRIL 2 – FAMILY BOWLING NIGHT

Spend time bowling with your family the day after Easter! Pizza and wings, included. A shuttle will leave the Campus Center starting at 5:30 PM or you can meet the group there.

6-8 PM – CAPANI’S LEGACY LANES
518 LANDIS AVE, BRIDGETON, NJ 08302

WEDNESDAY APRIL 4 – FAMILY TRIP TO PHILADELPHIA

Visit LaSalle University and Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts. Round trip transportation, lunch and afternoon snack provided. Tour both colleges, do an art activity and take in the sights and sounds of the city with your family!

BUS LEAVES – 9:30 AM, BUS RETURNS – 5 PM
FAMILIES TO COLLEGE CAMPUS CENTER
40 E. COMMERCE ST. BRIDGETON, NJ 08302

THURSDAY APRIL 5 – FAMILY ARTS & MOVIE NIGHT

Come with your family to create something beautiful for your home! After, have dinner and make your own ice cream sundae before watch a FUN movie with your family!

5-8:30 PM – FAMILIES TO COLLEGE CAMPUS CENTER

RSVP by registering on Eventbrite or returning a completed form by April 2. If you are attending without a parent or guardian please complete the Spring Break Permission Form.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

FAQs

How much does it cost to attend the events on Monday and Thursday and the trip on Wednesday?

All FTC Spring Break 2018 events and trips are free.

If I arrive at the FTC Campus Center at 5:55 p.m. on Monday, will I be able to catch the shuttle?

The shuttle will run until everyone who is registered and needs a ride is at the bowling alley.

Do I need a permission slip if i am attending with a parent or guardian?

No, but please still RSVP here.

Can anyone in my family attend?

Yes. Bring your aunt and uncle and grandparents, too. No pets though, sorry.

Will the Campus Center be open for regular hours during Spring Break?

No the Campus Center will be closed for regular hours from March 30 at 6 p.m. until April 9 at 2:30 p.m. (when Quarter 2 will begin)

What should I bring and how should I prepare for the trip on Wednesday?

  • Eat breakfast.
  • Wear appropriate attire for visiting a college and for the weather conditions the day of the trip.
  • Entertainment for the bus ride.

Other questions? Email Connor Kealey at ckealey@appelfarm.org or call 856-358-2472

We hope that your whole family will join us. If parents cannot attend, and a child or children will be attending under the supervision of FTC Staff, please complete the form below for each child under the age of 17 who will be attending. 

Download the form below HERE.

March Newsletter

This is our first in a monthly series of newsletters from Families to College. Look for this each month so that you can stay up to date with the different activities, events and opportunities  at the Campus Center and beyond!

Appel Farm Family Camp Night

Friday March 16, join us for fun activities for the whole family and s’mores! You’ll also learn about arts camp at Appel Farm. Ten full arts camp scholarships are being awarded to FTC students. Don’t miss this opportunity for fun with the family and a chance to apply for a full arts camp scholarship.

Do you know that you and your family want to go to Family Camp Weekend? Register here.

“My children were in their element as soon as they arrived. They were comfortable being themselves and actively participating in front of strangers without feelings of insecurity. To them, Appel Farm is another home away from home that allows them to feel safe & secure to be themselves.”

– Ruby Jost, Family Camp Weekend, Fall 2017

For more than 50 years, Appel Farm Arts Camp has transformed the lives of thousands of young people, helping children develop artistic talents, gain self-confidence, and make friendships that last a lifetime. Now we are offering our families a chance to experience the magic of Appel Farm summer…together. Together, focus on your relationships throughout a weekend packed with intentional opportunities for connection and communication. Collaborate with your whole family on art projects, engage in theatre and dance workshops, and make music together. Relax and enjoy your family’s company, roast marshmallows and sing songs around a campfire.

Families to College is a Pascale Sykes Foundation grantee