In our after-school programs, kids complete fun reading and writing projects with volunteer mentors.
A typical after-school program looks something like this:
Game time and snack time!
When the kids first arrive, they spend time getting their sillies out, visiting with the volunteers and eating healthy snacks. The kids can raid the boardgames cupboard and challenge the volunteers to a game of Bananagrams, or grab a joke book from the bookshelves and crack everyone up.
Homework or reading time
During this time, the kids settle down and work with their volunteer mentors to achieve their homework goals. Once homework is done, or if they weren’t assigned any, the kids quietly read with a mentor.
Every week, we work on a new, fun creative writing project, or expand on the project we’ve been working on all term. Examples of one-week projects include incorporating items from a scavenger hunt into crazy stories; making and writing about yummy treats; and bringing mini-pumpkins to life by crafting costumes for them, and making up names, problems and fears for each pumpkin character. Term-long projects include writing, creating costumes and sets for, and starring in green-screen dramas; creating a book using just a typewriter; and producing an online magazine.
If you are a parent wanting to register your child for after-school programs, or an inner-city teacher wanting to make a referral, please fill out the form below and we'll get back to you with more information.