Programs designed to empower and connect.
We believe a complex problem requires a multi-faceted solution, which is why we’ve designed programs that work together to holistically address our youth’s needs and carry them throughout their entire middle and high school career.
On the Road: 6th and 7th Grade Programming
For our 6th and 7th graders, who are still transitioning to middle-school and all the independence that comes with it, we believe they simply need a welcoming and inclusive space that allows them to investigate their place and the many paths available to them. We call our introductory programs “On the Road” as a way of sharing our name and core values with as many young people as possible.
In our introductory programs, we serve more than 80 sixth and seventh graders per school and support them through academic coaching and Career Enrichment Courses. We believe these programs are about setting the foundation for our youth to succeed throughout our programs and later in life, so we focus immensely on building authentic, supportive relationships and creating the inviting after-school space that On the Road is known for.
8th Grade Academy
Both programs have a set curriculum that focuses on the following:
- Personal Development
- Community Building
- Success Skills
- Future Planning
8th Grade Academy meet twice per week, with one day devoted to Career Enrichment Courses and the other day focused on this curriculum. College trips are also included as part of these programs
High School Academy
Youth also have the opportunity to do up to 6 college trips per year, including an overnight college tour during spring break to visit both in- and out-of-state colleges around our region. Academy meets one day per week, with opportunities to participate in weekly Career Enrichment Courses if they choose.
We do some tailored programming for our 9th graders as they transition to high school and the independence that comes with it.
English VOICES Club
VOICES Club offers English Language Learners and Newcomers a safe space to increase their English literacy while developing an interest in reading and writing through hands-on tutoring, group discussions, and creative composition assignments.