After School Instructors (Photography,Graphic Design, Music)
Future Foundation Inc - Atlanta, GA

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Purpose

Future Foundation is seeking request for qualifications from paid and voluntary qualified vendors to provide after school enrichment services supported by the Georgia’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program and other funded programs. In using this method for solicitation, we are requesting your best effort in seeking the best qualified vendor and value for our requirements. To be eligible for consideration proposals shall be presented in accordance with the instructions of this solicitation and within the time-frame specified. It shall be the responsibility of the selected offer or to meet all specifications and guidelines set forth herein.

Scope of Work

The scope of work is to establish programs that provide students with after school enrichment services. The After School Enrichment Services should be designed to complement the student’s regular academic program of math, science and literacy related educational development. In addition, the programs must offer families of participating students Family Support services.

The programs must offer students the opportunity to learn about art, ceramics, dance, music, drama, martial arts, gymnastics, physical fitness, photography, the environment, sports, hands on science, academic enrichment and other cultural activities which is in line with the 21st Century Community Learning Centers programs of providing a variety of academic enrichment activities.

The program must offer students a broad array of additional services, programs and activities, such as youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, recreation programs, technology education programs and character education programs that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students.

Description of Types Enrichment Services:
Listed below are enrichment services that vendors may propose to offer Future Foundation. Vendor may propose to offer more than one enrichment service or other enrichment services not listed below.

  • Digital Photography

Photography classes should explore portraiture, documentary, nature/landscape, architectural/cityscape and still life photography. Students should explore new technology, equipment and software programs while being encouraged to pursue their own vision, imagination and creativity, all while learning how to create images rather than just taking them.

  • Graphic Design/Visual Arts

The graphic design classes will introduce students to design concepts, media illustration, exhibit design, commercial packaging design, branding design and the history of graphic design as it relates to their current environment. Students will create images, graphics, and sound and video files, and will be introduced to the use of various software applications. The graphic design classes should also includes an introduction to visual arts, communication, advertising, marketing, design services and multimedia. Students will learn how to visually communicate by conveying their ideas creatively with images and words, bringing their creations to life.

The visual art classes should provide the opportunity to paint, draw, sculpt and create with a variety of both traditional art and found-object materials. They create portraits, still life, and abstract two- and three-dimensional compositions. Art critiques that emphasize observation, interpretation and articulation help students develop a vocabulary for the visual arts and a non-judgmental way to discuss their work with their peers.

  • Music

Music classes will guide students through the stages of childhood music development to achieve basic music competence. Through music students will:
a. Sing along to original, traditional and multi-cultural musical selections that introduce a variety of different tonal and rhythmic meters. b. Learn to keep and follow a beat through drumming, stomping, dancing and musical play. c. Enjoy a bonding experience that will create memories and make a lasting impression on students, teachers and parents. d. Experience the touch and feel of rhythm instruments.

Timeline / Schedule

a. The class time will vary from one (1) to two (2) hours per session one (1) to two (2) times per week for 8 weeks.
b. The start of service times will vary by site and grade levels.
c. The contract period will be determined and approved by Future Foundation’s Director of Programs or each sites’ Program Manager.
d. The pay for contracted period will vary based on qualifications and budget.

REQUIRED:

  • At least 25 years of age
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Must pass state and federal back ground check (no felonies)
  • Equivalent training/experience
  • Provide references of service
  • Ability to plan and implement quality programs for youth
  • Ability to organize and supervise participants in a safe environment
  • Ability to motivate youth
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to provide age appropriate lesson plans for instruction

Candidates will be contacted upon reviewing application. Please do not call or email for application status.