Out of School Time Programs
The hours between school and home are some of the most important for children and teens – but also the time when many kids receive the least amount of guidance and support. Children enrolled in our Out of School Time program have a safe place to gather outside of home during the school year and throughout the summer. Our programs build upon their strengths and help them face the challenges of an overburdened public school system and street violence in our communities. We help children ages 6 to 18 to be healthy and to improve their academic, artistic, social, emotional, and leadership skills. All Out of School Time staff have completed 28-hour Advanced Youth Development Training programs and are certified in Mental Health First Aid and CPR First Aid.
Academic assistance, in the form of homework help and enrichment activities, one-on-one and group tutoring, and reading and math assessments. Computer learning is incorporated into all of our programs.
A wide variety of health and wellness activities, including physical fitness, nutrition education, gardening, and cooking classes.
Integrated Arts Education provides youth with opportunities for positive self-expression and exploration and the cultivation of personal interests and skills.
Leadership development, which allows children to create their own service projects or join community service organizations, as well as field trips that inspire post-secondary career paths.
Life skills programs teach young people to collaborate with their peers, manage neighborhood challenges, and develop socially and emotionally.
Parent and family involvement means inviting families to attend activities that celebrate youth achievement, workshops to address community issues, and working collaboratively to identify and best meet youth needs.
The Justice Prevention & Intervention Program, which provides intensive case management and support services to youth and young adults ages 13 to 24 who are returning from youth and adult correctional facilities.
Family Literacy provides early childhood education to children under five whose parents are enrolled in El Cuarto Año High School or Adult Education classes. This program provides reliable care, educating and preparing children for preschool while teaching parents to be their children’s first teachers — and also life-long ones.
Out of School Time programs include:
For more information on enrollment, call (773)772-7170.