For a student who falls behind in school, it can be very difficult to catch back up and this problem can compound through the course of the student’s academic journey. A student who can’t read on grade level by the 3rd grade is 13x less likely to graduate from high school.
Kids Club aims to help elementary students by meeting them where they are at in their skill level and academic journey. Through our afterschool programs, literacy tutoring, and homework assistance we get students back up to reading level and help set the foundation for a future of academic success.
Middle School & High School
Middle school and high school is a time of not only tremendous academic but personal growth. Students not only have to manage more rigorous coursework but they have to navigate the adolescent world of positive and negative influences. 88% of students that are not proficient or drop out of high school are incarcerated or living on welfare.
The Foundry is a restorative justice after-school program for middle and high school students. This program is designed in such a way that it is used as a court-mandated substitute for other forms of restitution such as Juvenile detention, heavy fines, etc. We aim to help students stay on track with their academics as well as have a safe and positive space for them to spend their after school hours. Within our after-school programs, in addition to academic assistance, we have local professionals who come weekly and teach the skills of their trade (Cinematography, computer programming, etc.), and allow them the space to express themselves through spoken word.
Adulthood can bring a variety of its own challenges. Without a support structure, it can be difficult navigating health concerns, financial matters, being a parent, applying for college, or the intricacies of the home owning process
Life & Legacy
The Life & Legacy initiative currently offers adults literacy classes, Free legal services, Health wellness classes, Senior adult fairs & wellness screening, and COBA baby café, a support & resource program for mothers with infant children. Life & Legacy also offers support and guidance to neighborhood students seeking to attend college by going on college visits and walking through the admissions process. Our newest initiative is the “Rent to Own” program. 2/3 of the medium U.S. household’s net worth is their home. This program will guide and aid adults and their family through the life altering process of moving from renting an apartment to owning a home.