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11th birthday to the day before the child’s 14th birthday

Unless otherwise indicated, all documentation of completed activities should be submitted through the activity claim form. Please uncheck the final question on the activity claim form if you do not want your photos to be used to promote the Home Run to other West Sacramento families. Please note that there is a $250 limit per age group.

Eligible Activities for Ages 11-13

Title
Description
Documentation
Incentive
529 College Savings Account

Open a 529 college savings account from a provider other than ScholarShare (not available for ScholarShare account holders).

Account statement
$25, one time only
After-school Activities

Participate in a non-STEAM after-school enrichment program.

Answer the questions on the activity claim form and upload photo verification of participation.

$10 per program, per year
After-school STEAM Activities

Participate in a STEAM focused after-school enrichment program.

Answer the questions on the activity claim form and upload photo verification of participation.

$15 per program, per year
CalKIDS Account

Account statement

$50, one time only

College Essay

Write an essay about the benefits of attending college.

Follow the College Essay Guidelines and upload the PDF on the activity claim form.

(Click here for the guidelines in Spanish)

$15, maximum of one essay per age group
College Research

Research ten colleges or vocational programs of interest to you.

Follow the College Research Guidelines and upload a PDF on the activity claim form.

(Click here for the guidelines in Spanish)

$20 per project, maximum of $40
Conflict Resolution

Participate in a peer mediation or other conflict resolution training, or volunteer as a peer mediator at school.

Answer the questions on the activity claim form and upload photo verification of participation.

$20 per year
Family Event

Attend a West Sacramento community event for families and children offered by your school, church, or a community-based organization.

Answer the questions on the activity claim form and upload photo of participant at the event.

$20 for each event attended, maximum of $60
Family Fun

Participate with your family in health or nutrition-related activities such as cooking a healthy meal together, going on a hike, playing sports, bike riding, etc.

Photo of the child and family member(s) doing the activity
$5 per activity, maximum of $20
Good Grades

Earn all A's and B's in one school year or show improvement in GPA from the first to second semester.

Report card

$25 per year
Home Run Referral

Refer a friend or family member to enroll in a West Sacramento Home Run program.

Friend or family member provides your name when creating their profile with the Home Run Savings Tracker.

$25 per enrollment, maximum of $75

Join a Club

Join a club or extracurricular activity at your school and participate for a full school year.

Answer the questions on the activity claim form and upload photo verification of participation.

$10 per club, per year

Join a Sports League

Participate in a sports team or league for at least four weeks.

Answer the questions on the activity claim form and upload photo verification of participation.

$10 per league or team, per year
Join the PTO

Join your child's school's parent-teacher organization (PTO).

Proof of PTO membership
$20, one time only
Library Card

Obtain a public library card.

Photo of your library card
$10, one time only
Link Accounts

Link your child's ScholarShare 529 account to their Ready, Set, Save! account.

Notify Home Run team at readysetsave@cityofwestsacramento.org.

$50, one time only
Medical or Dental Checkup

Take your child to a checkup with a medical doctor or dentist.

Visit summary or photo of your child in the doctor's or dentist's office.
$10 per visit, maximum of one per year
Parenting Workshop

Attend a one-time or multi-part parenting workshop.

Answer the questions on the activity claim form and upload photo verification of attendance.

$20 per workshop or workshop series, maximum of $60
Perfect Attendance

Attend school for one academic year with zero or very few unexcused absences.

Official attendance record for one full school year

0 unexcused absences: $100; 

1- 3 absences: $75; 

4- 7 absences: $50. 

$200 lifetime maximum.

Read a Book

Read a book from the library or your home and submit a response.

Answer the questions on the activity claim form and upload photo of participant with the book.

$10 per book response, maximum of $30
ScholarShare Account
Account statement
$50, one time only
Special Incentive

Special incentives are offered occasionally, for a limited time. Watch Home Run social media for details. Restrictions may apply.

Required documentation may vary and will be described with the Special Incentive announcement.

Amounts may vary and will be described with the Special Incentive announcement.

Summer Enrichment

Participate in a non-STEAM summer enrichment program that is at least two weeks long.

Answer the questions on the activity claim form and upload photo verification of participation.

$10 per program, per year
Summer STEAM Enrichment

Participate in a summer enrichment program with a focus on science, technology, engineering, the arts or math (STEAM) that is at least two weeks long.

Answer the questions on the activity claim form and upload photo verification of participation.

$15 per program, per year
Volunteer

Volunteer for an approved organization or at an event.

Answer the questions on the activity claim form and upload photo of participant volunteering.

$25 per 10 volunteer hours, maximum of $50 per year

Volunteer at Your Child’s School

Volunteer at your child's school

Have your child's teacher/school or site administrator answer the questions on the activity claim form and upload photo of you volunteering.

$25 per 10 volunteer hours, maximum of $50 per year

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