SHINE details for the 2022-2023 school year will be shared later this summer.
Before- or After-School Care for K-12 SPS Students
Adjusted start/end times can impact schedules for families.
That's why we're partnering with four Springfield organizations to provide before/after-school care and academic support for SPS K-12 students.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield, SPARC, Springfield Dream Center and the YMCA will help SPS students SHINE.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield will exclusively provide care at 8 schools (Bissett, Bowerman, Boyd, Fremont, McGregor, Robberson, Sherwood, Williams) for children ages 6 and up beginning on the first day of school, Aug. 22. Due to a recent change in state law, Boys & Girls Clubs will be able to provide care for five-year-old children beginning on Monday, Aug. 29. For specific support the first week of school for kindergartners under the age of 6 served exclusively by Boys & Girls Clubs, contact your principal.
Scholarships are available for those who qualify*, thanks to the SHINE Fund provided by Springfield Public Schools. In 2022-2023, the SHINE Fund will continue to provide SHINE Scholarships to cover before- and after-school care costs for up to 2,300 students.
For students in Tier 1 and Tier 2 start and end times, SHINE Scholarships would be available for afternoon care. For students in Tier 3, SHINE Scholarships would be available for morning care.
*Students who qualify for free/reduced meals are also eligible to receive Scholarships to participate in their school's SHINE before or after-school program, based on site capacity and funding. SHINE Scholarships are available as funding allows.
Goals for SHINE
- Consistent, effective academic supports for all SPS before/after care providers.
- Remove barriers to access to before/after school care for the most under-resourced and under-performing SPS students.
- Support SPS families with quality before/after school care.
- Partner with current wraparound partners to develop and implement a consistent care plan.
Why Before/After School?
- Support student achievement by providing students with additional time for learning and extra help needed.
- Ensure child safety by partnering to offer families a safe place for children to learn both during and beyond the school day, allowing parents to return to work or take time to seek employment.
- Address student mental health by connecting young people with caring mentors who are trained to help them succeed at school and at home.
- Fight childhood hunger by providing meals and snacks for students.
SHINE and the SHINE Fund are made possible by $3.4 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds (ESSER II).