Academics

ACADEMIC SUCCESS

Our aim is to ensure that all Club members graduate from high school on time, and ready with a plan for their future. We do this by implementing key program initiatives that  promote academic enrichment. Our strategy involves high yield learning activities that allow our Club members to have fun while engaging in academic lessons. 

POWER HOUR: Making Minutes Count is an interactive, after-school homework assistance program for children aged 6 to 18 years. It encourages young people to view homework as an opportunity to learn to work independently, successfully complete projects on time, and feel positive about their school accomplishments. Unlike assignments done in class, Power Hour work is conducted in a non-threatening and fun after-school environment using “Homework Helpers,” adults or older students who supervise completion of a Club member’s homework.

PROJECT LEARN Project Learn reinforces the academic enrichment and school engagement of young people during the time they spend at the Club.This strategy is based on research demonstrating that students do much better in school when they spend their non-school hours engaged in fun, but academically beneficial, activities. Through Project Learn, Club staff use all the areas and programs in the Club to create opportunities for these high-yield learning activities, including leisure reading, writing activities, discussions with knowledgeable adults, helping others, homework help, tutoring and games (such as Scrabble), that develop young people’s cognitive skills. Project Learn also emphasizes parent involvement and collaboration between Club and school professionals as critical factors in creating the best after-school learning environment for Club members ages 6 to 18.
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