Sequoia Healthy Start
Sequoia Healthy Start is a collaborative program of EBAC staff, community members, parents, teachers, administrators and volunteers. Together, we have provided educational and family support services at Sequoia Elementary School since 2000. Our program vision is that every student’s spark is kindled, nurtured and encouraged to radiate. We support and encourage students and families to use their voice, build their character and connect with their community. Specifically for Sequoia Elementary School students and their families, this program offers:
- A comprehensive after school program that provides academic support with a focus on writing along with enrichment activities, such as arts & crafts, cooking, gardening and music. Sequoia Healthy Start is considered a “model” afterschool program and has been asked to present and share best practices to other afterschool program providers.
- Family engagement activities including potlucks, events and showcases as well as educational workshops for parents/guardians on topics they choose, such as nutrition, saving for college and helping with homework. These workshops include a separate youth component allowing Sequoia Healthy Start to provide tailored workshops on the same topic for both the parents/guardians and for their children.
- Mental health services.
For more information, contact:
Reka Lal, Program Director of Afterschool Services
Sequoia Elementary School
3730 Lincoln Ave.
Oakland, CA 94602
We believe that if we build strong children, there will be fewer adults to mend.
"EBAC provides a safety net for the students who are most at risk of failure, catching kids who typically fall through the cracks. EBAC is very good at addressing whatever is distressing them and looking at how those stressors affect their ability to succeed in school." Barbara McClung
Program Manager, Integrated Student Support Services