21st Century Community Learning Centers
This program supports the creation of academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program offers:
- Homework help for students in order to meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects
- Life skills through Youth Leadership Academy technology
- A broad array of enrichment activities to complement students’ regular academic programs
- Literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children
21st Century Community Learning Centers will offer a range of high-quality educational, developmental, and recreational services for students and their families.
- Participants will engage in health, fitness and art activities.
- Each program will be planned, implemented and sustained by a community-based organization that links the school to the surrounding community.
- Programs will conduct educational workshops for parents of participants based on the needs of the families.
- Each program will be open each day school is in session from 3-6 and will provide services during the mid-Winter school break.
Participants of 21st Century Community Learning Center Programs will demonstrate educational and social benefits and exhibit positive behavioral changes.
- Regularly participating students will improve their analytical and technology skills.
- Regularly participating students will show an increase in school attendance.
- Regularly participating students will show a decrease in classroom behavior management issues and school suspensions.
- Regularly participating students will demonstrate a reduction in risk taking behavior and / or improved self esteem.
Professional Development for After-School Programs provides workshops in areas that include creating effective learning environments, curriculum design and planning, and integrating the arts. In addition to the on-site professional development and centralized training institutes, individually designed training models that are site-specific are available and address the many challenges that face after-school staff and programs.
Transition to High School Counselor Advocate
Provide the necessary support and resources for ninth graders to ensure promotion to the tenth greade at the end of the year.
Step 1: Cracking the DOE codes and accessing multiple data sources
How do we navigate the DOE System as it relates to data collection and protocol?
Step 2: Creating Systems & Forming Intervention Strategies
“How do we use the data collected?”
Step 3: Introduce Case Management System
Assessment of students needs, goal setting, resource identification, documentation and follow up
Step 4: Developing Resources for Student Referrals
Community Based Program, and School Programs
Step 5: Reflection and Follow up
How are we doing? How are the student’s progressing?