The following posts are links to educational programs coordinated by the Sauk County UW-Extension, Family Living Agent.
Summer Lunch Bunch
Summer Lunch Bunch (SLB) is a program designed to provide lunches for low-income children during the summer when they do not have access to free or reduced lunches. Sites for the program have been identified by looking at community mapping of where lower income families live and by working with community partners.
Lunches will be provided through the Summer Food Service Program operated by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Lunches will be prepared Monday through Friday and picked up just prior to the summer route commencing. The program typically runs from June through August in various communities.
Click here for a link to a general video about the Summer Lunch Bunch.
Young Children of Jailed Parents
The Young Children of Jailed Parents project is a partnership of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW-Extension/Cooperative Extension/Family Living Programs and jails in Racine County and Sauk County. Together, UW-Madison campus researchers and specialists along with Racine County and Sauk County Family Living Educators and jail officials will provide leadership for this study of young children with jailed parents.
The goals of this study are to better understand and offer recommendations for child-friendly jail visits and to better understand the impact of parental incarceration on young children. Children who have an incarcerated parent are at risk for problems at home, in school and in their communities. Click here for a link to a video about the principal partners involved in the Young Children of Jailed Parents Research Study.