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Students Receive a Boost through Online Tutoring

Students Receive a Boost through Online Tutoring

As an 8th-grader in her last few months of middle school, 13-year-old Jada was plunged into virtual learning without a choice—like all students across the state and most students across the country.  So when her mother, Elette, learned of an online tutoring program...

Online Tutoring Helps Students During Remote Learning

Online Tutoring Helps Students During Remote Learning

Lydel will be entering the 11th grade this fall at Chandler Academy High School in Harper Woods with good standing, thanks to a tutoring program offered through Leland Community Affairs last spring.  When his physical school closed down in March due to the COVID-19...

Exploring Cooking and Community-Building During the Summer

Exploring Cooking and Community-Building During the Summer

  While 7-year-old Brooklyn is mature and shares her ideas with confidence, she’s still a kid. She likes to play with friends, watch cartoons, and ride her bike. She also likes to cook and is frequently in the kitchen with her grandma, who lives two blocks away....

Center for Success Takes Literacy Online

Center for Success Takes Literacy Online

By: Kristine Uyeda, Youth Development Resource Center How do you take a proven youth literacy program into a digital platform and make it equitable, impactful, and sustainable? Over the course of the school year, Center for Success provides structured after school...

Academic Enrichment

Academic Enrichment

There are many affordable afterschool programs that can help kids maintain or improve their academic skills – and do it in a fun and unexpected way. “We try to lift up all different kinds of programs, providing young people with well-rounded learning opportunities,”...

College and Career Prep

College and Career Prep

High school is a really important time for young people to decide their college and career paths. Many afterschool learning opportunities can help teens identify an area of study, explore a career choice or learn valuable life skills. College and Career Prep...

Fine Arts, Crafts and Performance

Fine Arts, Crafts and Performance

As young people are developing their identity, arts programs provide a wonderful vehicle for self-exploration. “Art is a great channel for kids to express their emotions and uncover who they are,” says Sara Plachta Elliott, Ph.D., executive director of the Youth...

Life Skills

Life Skills

From managing emotions to developing grit, afterschool programs that cultivate social-emotional skills offer learning that goes beyond the classroom. Research shows that these skills are often more predictive of a child's future success than their test scores....

 

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