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COHORT SPOTLIGHT ExCELebration 2008

Strawberries and rock bands! Face painting and a talking police car! A super slide and velcro wall!  Through a collaboration between San Francisco Unified School District Student Support Services Department ExCEL After School Programs, Student Support Services, and the Office of Parent Relations, this year's 2nd annual ExCELebration featured a fun-filled free day of community resources, food, entertainment, and activities open to all San Francisco families.

Over 700 families enjoyed the day at Kezar Stadium and Pavilion, celebrating the importance of after school programs, and students and parent volunteers.  Thank you to all the volunteers, community organizations, and families who made this year's ExCELebration a success!

Chavez Students
Cesar E. Chavez After School Service Learning Club Middle School students with their Certificates of Appreciation.  The students were recognized for their commitment to service.
Rocking Out
Galileo High School Band rocking out! From lion dancing to hip hop performances, students from 8 schools rocked the Pavilion with their talent throughout the day.
Talking Police Car
"Look it talks!"  The San Francisco Police Department and other 15 community organizations were present to share their great resources.
Family Give Aways
Families waiting in line to register for ExCELebration.  The first 100 families received a special incentive.
Fun Field Activities
One… two… three... SPLAT! Participants and observers alike shared laughs while dangling on the velcro wall.
Youth Activities
The youth had the opportunity to make last minute Mother's Day cards and flowers at the arts and crafts tables.  Other activities included face painting, button making, graffiti arts, and jewelry making.

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