• 2019-2021 Albany Area Schools Community Education Goals

    Goal #1: Provide additional programming opportunities in the BEAT and continue to improve current BEAT Series.

    • Increase attendance at BEAT Series performances through increased marketing and public relations.
    • Increase BEAT Series revenue through sponsorships, promotions or grant-writing.
    • Research options for a BEAT Series scholarship program.
    • Offer additional family-friendly events in the BEAT.
      • Ideas: family movie nights, holiday movies, children’s events, senior citizen events
    • Promote facility rental of the BEAT to outside organizations to increase revenue.

    Goal #2: Increase programming opportunities for community Senior Citizens and older adults.

    • Survey all AAS residents 55+ regarding programming interests, wants and needs.
    • Collaborate with other senior citizen programming agencies to enhance or expand programming.
      • Organizations: Senior Linkage Line, Whitney Senior Center, Catholic Charities
    • Program a bi-monthly “Senior Tuesday” at Albany Area Schools.
      • Ideas: speakers (PD, District/City staff), special interest activities (coffee, cards), concert dress rehearsals.
      • Purpose:to keep senior citizens engaged and informed.
      • Date/Time: Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00 (during Tri-Cap bus hours)
    • Research requirements for streaming school performances to Mother of Mercy Campus of Care utilizing district ITV equipment.
    • Research intergenerational programming opportunities with community businesses.

    Goal #3: Continue to improve Kids Company program through collaboration, staff orientation and continuing education, and increased opportunities for students

    • Enhance training, orientation, and continuing education programs for staff.
    • Expand current Junior Staff program to better engage our 3rd-5th graders and involve them in planning and program development.
    • Evaluate current pricing structure and modify as needed.
      • Areas to evaluate/research: discounted rate on CE classes, vacation policy, inclement weather fees.
    • Ensure Kids Company programs are partners in building Pawsitive Pride programs.

    Goal #4: Continue to meet the needs of our ever-changing community and offer programming that is responsive to trends.

    • Focus Areas/Ideas:
      • Middle School Programming - Robotics, Theatre, Other
      • NASP Archery
      • Flag Football for 3rd & 4th Grade
      • Elementary Enrichment Activities
      • Partnership with County Parks, State Parks, DNR