Our homework assistance and tutoring programs allow at-risk students to receive the help they need in a setting they can feel comfortable in. This ensures students stay in school and complete the curriculums needed to progress successfully onto higher education or skilled employment. Part of our Student Incentive Program, the Student Zone holds participants accountable for their schoolwork. Points are given for receiving tutoring, bringing in homework assignments, and submitting report cards. Students accumulate points during the school year to earn prizes. Our Teen Center Tutoring Program creates opportunities in which the youth are also encouraged to improve their overall academic performance.
YOUTH & TEEN CENTER
Strategic Plan — ROOTS: Empowering the Next Generation
Objectives: To build leadership opportunities that increase the engagement and skill development of older youth during out-of-school time through training, coaching, and technical assistance. Participation in organized activities outside of school can enhance academic, social, emotional, civic, and health outcomes and reduce risk behaviors. Further, these organizations can play a critical role in helping youth develop 21st century skills that are essential to college and career readiness. Programs that successfully retain and impact older youth are intentional about creating opportunities for youth voice and leadership at multiple levels.
The Making of a Teen Center
By Amanda Lenhart. Much of this frenzy of access is facilitated by mobile devices. African-American and Hispanic youth report more frequent internet use than white teens. Teens are diversifying their social network site use.
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