Enrichment 2022

SBCO Enrichment Programs

SBCO provides grants to support enrichment programs sponsored by local public school districts and community organizations.

Contact us directly at sbco.enrichment@community-outreach.org

These include preschool enrichment programs, summer programs, programs encouraging reading, programs in the arts and sciences, and community schools opportunities. 

Please click here for a list of SBCO supported enrichment programs for 2019-2020.


Gifted and Talented Education Program (GATE)


Thanks to a generous SBCO Enrichment program grant, the Gifted and Talented Education program at Mountain Vista School was able to provide enrichment and fun challenges for their gifted students.

Mon, Feb 21, 2022, 1021 PM

The students had to complete a creative research project about a Greek god or goddess of their choice.  The students created costumes, constellations, poems, speeches, and other creative outlets that represented their god/goddess. As a collective group, the students did a walk-through museum where they dressed up and talked about their god/goddess from the first-person point of view. They showed off their creations and were able to express themselves. They were brave enough to do their presentations in front of their family, teachers, and friends.

The students were challenged to create houses that the Big-Bad Wolf could not blow down.  Using a pre-determined supply list, the students had to stay with-in budget to create a structure that was completely enclosed and not able to be blown over by a blow dryer. They had so much fun being creative and learning about the different types of structures and how important it is to build the correct type of home.

The GATE students went to the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix, Arizona.  There they were able to explore 3 stories of STEM projects. They loved going to through the Slowest of the Slow where they looked at and learned about animals that have survived over time using slow skills.

Mon, Apr 25, 2022, 821 PM

Each gifted student has their own area of giftedness and interests.  Many times, during the school day, gifted students will finish early or already be an expert on a topic.  A conscious effort was made to provide students and teachers with challenging and individualized projects they could work on at their own pace.

Tue, Apr 26, 2022, 1231 AM

As part of the program, GATE teachers purchased curriculum so students can create enrichment menus (projects that interest them) to use during the school day. The students started working on the enrichment menus at the end of the year and will be given plastic containers (purchased in May) to put their enrichment menu and supplies the 2022-2023 school year.


Enrichment Field Trips, Music & Art Classes


The SBCO Enrichment Program funded this field experience, these students from the hot, dry southwest got to swim with a sea lion!




SBCO Enrichment Programs also help fund school art and music classes. Below, we bought new ukuleles and stands, replacing 30 year old stand racks! 


A cooking class perfecting the art of DEEP FRIED OREOS.









Community organizations or schools wishing to apply for a SBCO Enrichment Program grant should take the following steps.

The enrichment application form, evaluation form and supporting information can be emailed to us at sbco.enrichment@community-outreach.org or a hard copy can be mailed to the SBCO office at the address shown below.

          SaddleBrooke Community Outreach, Inc.
          63675 East SaddleBrooke Blvd. Suite L
         Tucson, AZ 85739
         Attn: Education Enrichment              

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