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Programs and Funding Priorities

"The Family Resource Center helps me to feel safe, supported, and happy."

Research shows that students who are supported with programs and resources attend school more often, perform better in class, and stay on track to graduate. They also report increased confidence, a strong connection to their school community and trusted relationships with supportive adults.

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Volunteers Packing Food

Hilltop After School Program

Hilltop Afterschool Program (HAP) Provides expanded learning
through enriching activities that support academic, social, emotional,
artistic, and physical growth. HAP promotes inclusion through a welcoming and supportive environment for students.

Student Success and Wellness

Helps Rockland BOCES deliver new and innovative programs and resources to ensure that each student, regardless of age or socioeconomic status, is challenged, prepared, and empowered by way of educational opportunities. Under the Student Success and Wellness Fund, Rockland BOCES teachers and administrators have the opportunity to identify key programs and initiatives to help their students be more successful.

Additionally, Student Success and Wellness Funds are used as needed to support students and their families in emergency circumstances.

BackPack Program

In  partnership with the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, this program helps to alleviate childhood hunger by providing healthy and nutritious food staples and meals to children with disabilities and their families.

The BackPack Program has a dual mission – to provide a work-learning project for Rockland BOCES students where they learn important life skills while giving back to the community – and
to provide nutritious meals that are distributed to over 175 families
each week throughout Rockland County.

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Family Using a Tablet

Community and Social Inclusion Activities and Experiences

FRC supports opportunities for students to participate in community and social inclusion experiences and activities.

Family Fun Nights

Family Fun Nights are a once a month event for families whose children attend Rockland BOCES center-based school and district-based special education classes. These evenings offer resources and support for families and fun for kids. Activities vary from month to month and dinner and childcare are included.

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