Thanks to our 21st Century Community Learning Center grant we are able to employ certified teachers at all sites. Working together, our teachers, tutors and enrichment staff provide youth with a project based learning environment where they can learn through hands-on activities and real world scenarios all while working to fill the academic gaps our members may be experiencing.
Our classrooms don't always look like the traditional classrooms you would expect to find when you hear the words academics and learning. Our classrooms may look like a garden or greenhouse, they may be indoors, they may be outdoors, sometimes they have four walls... other times they span the entire club. We have noisy learning. We have messy learning. Some may say it's controlled chaos! We practice our reading, math and science skills and get exposed to new ideas every day but more importantly, we enjoy learning.
In addition to our teacher time working on projects, all members are able to take advantage of small group or one-on-one tutoring as needed. Our tutors work closely with members day-time teachers to target needed areas and make sure the members are ready for academic success.