Monthly Archives: January 2020

BSAC Partners with Livingstone Academy

By |2020-02-12T18:00:46+00:00January 31st, 2020|Adult Programs, BSAC Childcare, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Family, BSAC Members, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Sponsors, BSAC Sports, BSAC Stories, Facility Rental, Featured, Staff, Tennis For Fun!, TRIDENT|

BSAC and Livingstone Academy have long been leaders for special needs education in Hillsborough County. Now, they join forces in a new partnership, filling a gap in much-needed services for special needs students and adults.

Chuck Burgess (CEO of BSAC) and Chris Pello (CEO Livingstone Schools) met in Leadership Brandon through the Chamber of Commerce in 2014. They quickly built a professional relationship after discovering their common interest in serving the special needs community. As Livingstone Schools continued to grow, so did their need for more space. Livingstone Schools opened its fourth

BSAC After-School Experience Newsletter January 31, 2020

By |2020-02-05T18:15:22+00:00January 31st, 2020|Activities at Barrington, Activities at Bevis, Activities at Brooker, Activities at BSAC (All-Stars), Activities at Fishhawk Creek, Activities at Kingswood, Activities at Mann Middle, Activities at Stowers, Activities Lithia Springs, Afterschool, All-Stars Newsletter, BSAC Childcare, BSAC Community, BSAC News, BSAC Programs, Early Learning, Featured, Field Trips, Holiday Camps, VPK|

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STEM Treasure Chest Activity at Kingswood

By |2020-02-10T19:33:18+00:00January 30th, 2020|Activities at Kingswood|

Today the students at Kingswood Elementary engaged in a STEM activity. They were presented with the task to build a treasure chest to hold several goodies. The students built their treasure chests out of construction paper and tape. After the students built their treasure chests, they poured the goodies in to see if their chest design could hold it!

MLK Podiums at Lithia Springs

By |2020-02-03T17:54:15+00:00January 29th, 2020|Activities Lithia Springs|

Today the students at Lithia Springs created a craft to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day. MLK was a civil rights activist who peacefully protested against racial segregation and inequality. The students created a paper podium with a cutout of MLK attached to it. The goal was to recreate the podium MLK gave his famous “I Have a Dream” at. The original speech was delivered by MLK himself on August 28th, 1963 during the March on Washington.

Peace Flowers at Lithia Springs

By |2020-02-10T20:03:52+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Activities Lithia Springs|

Today at Lithia Springs, the students celebrated Martin Luther King Day by making peace flowers. The students made the flowers out of construction paper. They traced their hands and cut out the outline. Next, they drew an outline of a flower stem and cut it out. Then the students pasted the stem and hand cutouts on to a piece of paper.  The flowers are supposed to represent MLK’s dream for peace throughout the world!

Litterbug Enrichment at Brooker Elementary

By |2020-02-10T17:50:32+00:00January 18th, 2020|Activities at Brooker|

Today at Brooker the students created their own litterbugs. The students used upcycled materials such as plates, cotton balls, pipe cleaners, and more to construct their litterbugs. Through this activity, the students learned about upcycling and how bug affect the environment around us!

Leadership Team Retreat

By |2020-01-14T21:20:47+00:00January 14th, 2020|Aquatics, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Family, BSAC Members, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Stories, Featured, Staff|

The BSAC Leadership Team recently met for a two-day retreat in preparation for our best year yet! All departments came together for team bonding exercises, communication strategies, and of course, a little fun. New and veteran employees alike gained valuable coaching and training in addition to insight into the organization’s long-term vision.

On the first day, our team brought out their competitive sides at CQ Tactical. Leaders split up into groups to create team names and strategize winning methods for laser tag and an escape room. Everyone worked together towards a common

Welcome, New BSAC Team Members!

By |2020-01-14T19:08:34+00:00January 14th, 2020|Activities at Brooker, Activities at BSAC (All-Stars), Activities at Fishhawk Creek, Activities at Stowers, Afterschool, BSAC Childcare, BSAC Community, BSAC Events, BSAC Mission, BSAC News, BSAC Partners, BSAC Programs, BSAC Stories, Featured, Staff|

We are delighted to welcome seven new after-school mentors to the BSAC team! They were carefully selected from a large pool of candidates for their positive attitudes and a strong passion for making a difference. You can learn more about them by reading their bios below. If you or someone you know would be an excellent fit for the BSAC team, please click here to apply!

Originally from Miami, Jose Guerrero will be a BASE mentor at Brooker Elementary! In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, exploring the outdoors, and taking

New Year’s Paper Plate Craft at Lithia Springs

By |2020-01-27T20:44:18+00:00January 9th, 2020|Activities Lithia Springs|

The students at Lithia Springs learned to develop gratitude for what they had in the past and look forward to the future. They said thank you to 2019 and hello to 2020 with a rotating paper plate craft. On one paper plate, they drew a line down the middle with a simple city skyline outline cut out on one half. On the other paper plate, they drew a line down the middle again and drew two skies on either side. One side said “Thank you 2019” while the other said “Hello

Making New Years’ Resolutions at Lithia Springs

By |2020-01-27T19:30:56+00:00January 9th, 2020|Activities Lithia Springs|

To start the new year, the students worked on goal setting by focusing on thinking, planning, and taking action to achieve results. They created a list of their top ten New Year’s Resolutions. From that list, they chose their top five goals and put them on the back of numbered triangles. Then, triangles two through five were pasted onto a square to flip up to reveal the resolutions. The students were then able to customize a blank face template to look like themselves. Their number one resolution was written on a