It’s back-to-school time! If you’re a parent, shopping for clothes and school supplies is probably your main focus right now. But soon, you will need to figure out how to help your kids make it through the year successfully from both an academic and social development standpoint – and figure out how to pay for the resources to do that.
Raising kids is expensive but thankfully, in San Antonio, there are many wonderful low-cost resources families can take advantage of to enrich their kid’s lives without breaking the bank. Here are few to get your year started off right.
San Antonio Public Library – From free books and movies that can be checked out to free computers, the San Antonio library provides and array of resources to help families provide educational resources to their kids. https://www.mysapl.org/
YMCA – If you’re looking for affordable extracurricular activities for your children, the YMCA is a great choice. They offer a wide array of health, fitness and sports programs to help children and families stay healthy. If the regular costs of participation are not possible, they offer special assistance. https://ymcasatx.org/youth-activities
If your kids need a little help with their academics, there are free and low cost tutoring services available locally and online. One idea to try is the Gideon Foundation.
Free Counseling for Addictions
Nothing can detour a student’s success like becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol. Thankfully, in San Antonio, there is an organization called Rise Recovery that provides free counseling and group support for young people who are trapped in addictions, as well as their families who suffer along with them. They have a new recovery campus, Rise Inspire Academy, to help teens recover as well. For more information, visit their website at: https://www.riserecovery.org/
Free Clothing to Make the Best Impression
For most people, dressing nicely improves their self-confidence and performance. In San Antonio, there are an array of organizations that to provide free clothing to help kids and teens dress well. Here are a few to check out.
If you need extra cash to get through an emergency situation during the school year, Select FCU offers a variety of loans that are more accessible and have better interest rates than many other lenders. To learn more, check out our website.
These are just a few resources to get your kids through the school year successfully. If you need more ideas or information about financial strategies, give us a call at (210) 223-6561.