Activity Specialists facilitate service learning, organize trips, conduct outreach and recruitment, and partner with the community on service based projects. They attend monthly workshops, provide supervision to tutors/counselors, and provide quarterly reports to meet SASF and funder requirements. Our Academic, Activities and Sports Specialists are responsible for creating lessons, projects and objectives that meet the individual students’ needs. He/she fosters an atmosphere of fun and learning and serves as a role model to youth, always conducting him/herself in the utmost professional manner and maintaining appropriate boundaries. They are also responsible for maintaining target number of participants.
Step Specialists (Stepping or step-dancing) should have knowledge and experience in this form of percussive dance. Must also be able to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps. Should have experience teaching and or performing in groups of three or more, often in arrangements that resemble military formations. Additional knowledge in gymnastics, break dance, tap dance, march, African and Caribbean dance, or stunts are preferred but not required. Should have good speed when stepping and experience using props, such as canes, rhythm sticks and blindfolds. Specialists should teach basic dance principles and then go beyond that through the act of demonstration by teacher, student’s follow and then challenge student’s to use their own creative thinking within the art. Exploring creativity is part of stepping. Art Specialists utilize and adapt the New York State Arts Learning Standards along with the SASF curriculum in order to create an engaging and awarding activity that encourages participation in SASF programs.
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