Strategies for a Stronger Sanford (SFSS) and the Sanford Strong Coalition (SSC) oversee local initiatives which support the needs of Sanford children, youth and families.

  • Stuff the Bus: a school readiness program that provides school supplies to prepare students for academic success.
  • Sanford Backpack Program: a program to provide backpacks of nutritionally dense food to food insecure Sanford school children.
  • Sanford Police Cadets: a program to motivate personal growth in young people allowing them to become better citizens.
  • Eastside Youth: this program is in progress. Eastside Youth is a center located in Sanford, Maine that is available to youth who are in grades 7-12. We offer an emotionally and physically safe place for teens to hang, as well as offer many services to assist any needs they may come across!