Resources

SMART ZONE

Sharing Multiple Afterschool Resources and Technology

The CASE for Kids SMART Zone contains a comprehensive collection of valuable resource materials available to all Harris County out-of-school time programs. The SMART Zone contains hundreds of items including resource guides, comprehensive curriculum, activity books and kits, sports and fitness equipment, and electronics. Additionally, the zone includes a list of free, web-based curriculum and activities.  All materials are available for free use on a first-come, first-serve basis to all out-of-school time providers and programs in Harris County that serve youth ages 4 to 12. Items may be checked out for up to four weeks or longer depending on the planned duration of some comprehensive curriculum.

To inquire about items that align with your program, please email smartzone@hcde-texas.org.

THE PROVIDER NETWORK GUIDE

CASE for Kids Provider Network Guide includes detailed information, listed in alphabetical order, for direct service vendors in the CASE for Kids Provider Network. These providers are content specialists that deliver a broad range of services that engage youth in age appropriate, project-based learning during out-of-school time. Services offered range from numerous topics including homework help, robotics, hip-hop dance, golf, character education and more. Learn about quality academic and enrichment activities that can benefit school-age youth participating in afterschool programs at community centers, schools and child care centers.
Click on the Provider Guide link below to access details about services. 

 

 

Community PLUS Project

CASE for Kids is placing direct service providers in out-of-school time programs to address unique needs in targeted communities within Harris County. Community PLUS offsets costs that could be spent on other services in an effort to help build organizational capacity. Programs must be actively engaged with a community initiative or a collaboration that is striving to serve youth within Harris County boundaries.  Programs must also serve high need student populations 4-12 years of age, or up to 19 years of age with a documented disability.

 Community PLUS provides a wide range of hands on, fun experiences that integrate literacy and numeracy development and social emotional learning. These activities will enhance or supplement existing out-of-school time programming at no cost to the program. CASE for Kids will directly contract content experts through our service provider public bid list, that is sent out for bid annually. Students will have the opportunity to explore the world of arts, science, physical fitness and more.

 For more information on how to access this opportunity, contact Jacqueline Chavez at jchavez@hcde-texas.org.