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Frequently Asked Questions

How does my student join BEST for Success?

  • BEST building Coordinators send out invitations to families at the beginning of the year. Information will also be available during school tours and open houses. Please contact your school with additional questions about that specific site. Registration packets are available by contacting the Site Coordinators.

How much does BEST for Success cost families?

  • BEST for Success is a proud recipient of a new 5 year, 21st Century CCLC grant. Due to the grant the BEST for Success program will no longer charge student fees at 5 of our 6 program sites. Madison Middle School is one exception starting out as a pilot program providing sustainability without 21st Century CCLC grant funding. Madison program site is going strong due to a 3 year OCF grant, and this year is supported with EEF funding raised specifically to support the program. Student fees will still be needed to continue the support of our Madison site. Please note that no student is denied access to our Madison program due to an inability to pay. Fees will help cover cost of supplies and field trips at Madison. Additional questions can be answered by emailing the Madison Site Coordinator at JDAnderson@eugene-or.gov or visiting the Madison web site http://schools.4j.lane.edu/madison/best

Which schools have a BEST for Success program?

We currently serve students in six 4j schools:

  1. Cesar E. Chavez Elementary
  2. Howard Elementary
  3. McCornack Elementary
  4. River Road/El Camino del Rio Elementary
  5. Kelly Middle
  6. Madison Middle

What type of activities does BEST for Success offer my student?

BEST has three key components; homework, meal, and enrichment. Each site does the rotation and timing differently to meet the needs of the students they serve.

Transportation home is provided based on need. BEST is an equal opportunity provider.

New 21st Century CCLC 5 year grant brings program changes-BEST for Success collaborated with over 20 federal and community partners planning evidence-based, hands-on activities tied to the Oregon State Standards; while striving to increase knowledge and understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), the arts, physical fitness, cultural exploration and mentorship, financial literacy, community service, and social and emotional learning.

Students are provided homework support, math, and reading intervention to help meet learning targets. Enrichment classes  will be offered in partnership with the City of Eugene, Eugene Family YMCA, School Garden Project of Lane County, Eugene Springfield Youth Orchestra, Eugene Symphony Link-up, Little Hands Can, PAAWS, Junior Achievement of Western Oregon, Emerald Kidsports, The Dance Factory, and Looking Glass Community Services as well as guest speakers, and other staff that help bring a robust variety of class choices. Middle School Enrichment classes include the above listings as well as partnership offering from NEHS Robotics, M.E.Ch.A, and Nia.

Student class offerings will include: Financial Literacy, Lego/Vex Robotics, Coders in Residence, Strings Program, Symphony Link Up Recorders, Community Service Projects/Planning, Physical Literacy, Cultural Exploration, STEM in the Garden, Dance Classes and so much more!