SFC Newsletter 2014 1st Quarter

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SFC Newsletter 2014 1st Quarter
SA ND ER LIN
C EN T ER
N E W S
1ST QTR. 2014
LOUNELL BRITT, EX. DIR.
FREE TAX PREP AND EFILING
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
SPRING CAMP
2
TUTORING
2
SELF-DEFENSE
WORKSHOP
2
KARATE TOURNAMENT
3
GAME DAY &
MOVIE NIGHT
3
GARDEN GROWERS
4
FAMILY FUN
DAY
4
SPECIAL POINTS
OF INTEREST:
The Sanderlin Center is one
of 12 VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites
preparing and e-filing returns FREE up until the April
15th deadline. The IRS
oversees this JWB-funded
program under the Pinellas
Prosperity Campaign. More
information regarding days,
hours, and other tax prep
locations can be obtained
from JWB at 727-453-5600,
the Sanderlin Center at 727321-9444 or by calling 2-11.
NEW YEAR, NEW EDUCATION DEPT. DIRECTOR
Meet Mr. Dwayne Climes,
the Center’s new Education
Department program director. He has been teaching
for over 16 years in the public school system, most recently in Hillsborough
County, from grades K - 12.
He has a degree in psychology, a master’s in Education
Leadership, is completing
PhD dissertation course-
work, and has already made
an impressive mark at the
Center as a “no-nonsense/
yes I care for you” leader.
Mr. Climes believes that
education is our students’
passport to the future, and
that they should be provided
with the ultimate learning
environment cont’d pg. 2
 The Sanderlin Center
has rooms available for
community use.
 A Health Care Navigator is onsite to assist
residents with their
insurance choices.
 The YouthBuild Program for persons ages
17-24 is accepting
applications, assisting
with GED/high school
completion and becoming skilled in a trade.
“WHAT’S IN YOUR CAREGIVER’S FIRST AID KIT?”
Why not come relax, laugh
and share at the 8th Annual
Caregiver’s Conference to
be held Saturday, March 29
from 8am 1pm at the
Suncoast
Hospice, 3050 1st Ave.
South in St. Pete. Kim
Linder, host of the Caregiver
Hour Radio Show will be the
guest speaker. This is a
FREE event where you can
receive information from
local agencies regarding
valuable resources, and
share experiences with
other caregivers. Call the
Sanderlin Center at 3219444 to register. Refreshments will be served.
SANDERLIN CENTER NEWS
Page 2
SPRING CAMP
What a time, what a time
… is in store for kids attending Spring Camp at
the Center Monday Thursday, March 24 –27.
A week of activities scheduled include: Bowling on
Monday, movies on Tuesday, Astro skating on
Wednesday, and a cook-
out on Thursday to round
out a fun-filled week,
“Spring-Breaking” from all
the academic enthusiasm
surely to be missed!
EDUCATION
from pg. 1 regardless
of their social or economic status.
One of his short-term
goals is for the Center’s
education department
to be the top in Pinellas
County, also teaching
students career and
social skills. To create
and install an atmosphere to enhance the
academic growth and
goals of kids coming to
the Center is also forefront for him.
Overall, Dwayne would
like for students here to
receive the best chance
possible to SUCCEED!
“Tomorrow
belongs to our
students who
prepare for it
today.”
Brenda Dunbar, tutor in the Center’s Education Dept., reinforces
math problem-solving with students in the afterschool program
Michael Riley (right), tutor in the Center’s Education Dept., reviews
math with brothers Ayodeji and Omotayo Saka
SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP
The Sanderlin Center is
promoting its first selfdefense workshop for
women, led by Professor Walter Evans, 7th-
degree black belt exkickboxing champion.
Get your body lean and
toned with kickboxing
while burning calories
and learning selfdefense. Call 727-6410127 for more information.
Timothy Gilliam is devoting his
undivided attention to finishing
his essay assignment.
SANDERLIN CENTER NEWS
Page 3
The School of Survival—VSK’s 2nd Annual Open Karate
Championship will be
held Saturday, March
22, 10 a.m. at the Sarasota Military Academy,
hosted by Shihan Walter
Evans and Soke Lil
John Davis. Support
for this event is encouraged!
KARATE STUDENTS ARE WINNERS
Beaming karate students
are pictured with instructor Walter Evans and
proud family members
and friends.
Four students won 1st
place in their division
while another placed 2nd
at a karate tournament
held January 18th in Miami. Spectacular techniques and form were displayed.
Free youth karate classes
are held Wednesdays at
the Sanderlin Center,
where youth are taught
self-defense, characterbuilding, and respect.
Professor Walter Evans (right) pictured
below with Jonas Nunez, National Karate Champion, Middleweight Division,
and fellow champion.
Call 641-0127 and register your child today!
New Upcoming Monthly Events
Starting APRIL 25th (Friday)
Senior Game Day (2pm – 6pm)
Community Movie Night (6pm – 8pm)
RSVP Talia Carpenter
@ 321 - 9444
We are on the Web:
www.sanderlinfamilycenter.org
GARDEN GROWERS
The R.E.A.L. Men boys
group at the Center, under
the direction of Jarrish
Jones, Literacy Specialist,
have been “toiling the
ground” and might develop a ‘green thumb.’
That’s because they recently planted vegetables
in a newly created garden
spot at the Sanderlin Center. This project is still in
the development stages
and there will be updates
to follow.
FAMILY FUN DAY
The City of St. Petersburg’s 18th Annual Family
Fun Day is fast approaching.
Saturday, May 3rd from
10am - 3pm is the day to
be at the Sanderlin Center
for FREEBIES galore!
From free food and games
to free bike giveaways, to
free health screenings and
resources!
And of course, there will
be entertainment - the
Kali Kali dancers, Southern Soul Jazz Duo, performers, Johnny Robinson
and more.
Janis Ford, with the City,
along with Sanderlin Center staff, welcome one and
all to take advantage of all
that will be offered on this
day.
Cosponsors include the
Sanderlin Center, City of
St. Petersburg Police
Dept., GTE Financial, Simply Healthcare, the Edwards Family Foundation,
and the Juvenile Welfare
Board of Pinellas County.
The James B. Sanderlin Neighborhood Family Center offers a number of programs and activities
for all ages, from after-school activities for youths to computer classes for adults.
All are free of charge.
A list of these activities and programs can be found on the Center’s website,
www.sanderlinfamilycenter.org or you may stop by the office and not only obtain a copy, but
also sign-up while you are there!
The James B. Sanderlin Neighborhood
Family Center programs and activities
funded by:

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