After School Program
The After School Program serves elementary and middle school students from Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Oromo by providing homework help and engaging activities to stimulate learning outside of the classroom. The program provides homework help and tutoring with a volunteer tutor. The After School Program meets from 4-6pm at the New Holly campus, Monday – Thursday.
After School Program Goals:
- Provide a culturally appropriate learning space and community for East African students to learn and grow
- Provide an inclusive educational environment for all learning styles. We encourage students to work one-on-one with a tutor, to work independently, and/or to learn together by teaching each other
- Improve students’ performance in school by increasing attendance, improving Reading and Math grades, and improving standardized test scores (according to Roadmap Project standards)
As of September, 2012, the program has transitioned from a drop-in basis to enrollment. As part of the new enrollment system, we ask that parents sign a form called the FERPA, which allows East African Community Services to check on students’ attendance, standardized test scores, and grades. EACS asks for access to this information so we can determine where students are having the most trouble and then work with each student individually to make sure they are improving.
How to get involved:
Are you interested in enrolling or volunteering in the After School Program? E-mail or call the Program Coordinator at Volunteer@eastafricancs.org, or at (206) 721-1119, extension: 110.