Strategies for a Stronger Sanford is building a strong future for the city by engaging the community in effective strategies to support their children, youth and families. The organization nurtures partnerships, provides sustainability to community activities, and helps to create the local conditions necessary to foster a shared vision and promote the healthy development of a thriving city.
Based in Sanford, Maine, Strategies for a Stronger Sanford (SFSS) is a nonprofit organization working to ensure a strong future for the area by supporting children, youth and their families through fostering a shared community vision and promoting the development of a safe, healthy, and thriving community.
SFSS builds critical developmental assets, nurtures key partnerships, develops effective strategies, and engages in programmatic work that focuses on substance abuse prevention, creating out-of-school programming for youth, and promoting innovative approaches to more effective student learning and development. The organization also provides staffing and support to the Sanford Strong Coalition, a coalition of local organizations working to implement innovative ways to help children, youth and their families to thrive.
- SFSS supports coalition building as a critical element in ensuring that the youth & families of Sanford thrive.
- SFSS acts as a repository of data & clearinghouse for information to the community.
- SFSS advocates for Sanford children & youth needs.
- SFSS supports local initiatives and provides infrastructural support.
- SFSS administers projects which support the needs of Sanford children, youth and families.
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Strategies for a Stronger Sanford provides infrastructural support (e.g., administrative assistance, accounting, office space) and other resources to Sanford area initiatives. In this capacity, SFSS also provides a 501(c)3 structure (a non-profit classification) to act as a fiscal sponsor for programming and projects as well as an organizational structure to provide staffing and governance of programming and projects.
Upcoming Community Events
Youth Council and other students lead workshop on SCPBL for school employees and community
They are always looking for support; whether it is a donation or a hand in volunteering. Everyone is welcome.
The Council gathers weekly for meetings and/or activities. They have monthly trainings to continue learning ways of engaging others, leading, advocating, being a voice and an action-oriented group that wants the best for their community. They know how to have fun while getting great things done!
This educational series consists of 17 hours of classroom instruction designed to facilitate an awareness of a parents’ role and responsibilities. Our classes are taught by experienced educators who work with parents to expand on their knowledge of child development, age appropriate behavior, communication skills, and alternatives to physical discipline.
Classes are open to all parents, including foster, single, step, adoptive and non-traditional parents who have children pre-natal through age 11. The fee for the course is $125 per parent. If you are in need of a scholarship for the series please let us know by emailing email@example.com
Practical Parenting Series is held on TUESDAY nights from 6:30-9:00pm for 5 weeks. We hold the classes on a rotating basis from Biddeford to Springvale to best accommodate families in the 2 central areas of York County. Next Class: Location to be determined. May 14, 21,28, June 4, and 11.
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