Reading Rockets Summer Programming
Reading Rockets is an evidence-based literacy-based program that helps reduce the summer learning lapse common to children we serve by introducing literature and activities that build self-esteem and confidence in culture. Begun in 2007 as a Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School, this nationally recognized 6-week program employs trained college interns alongside our staff. In our Fifth year of our independent program, we have retained Freedom School best practices while adapting to our community’s specific needs.
Project Ready / Leaders of Tomorrow
In partnership with the Urban League, “Project Ready” offers development and college readiness programming for middle and high school youth, individual goal planning, tutoring assistance, life skills training, mentoring, cultural activities and community service opportunities. Our partnership with the National Black MBA Association “Leaders of Tomorrow” program specifically focuses on leadership empowerment programs for high-school students by developing skills such as presentation speaking, power-point production, idea research and teamwork. We provide exposure to colleges through visits and assistance in finding scholarship opportunities for our juniors and seniors.
The Urban Arts Institute
To meet the creative and entrepreneurship desires of our young people, we have launched a platform to create music, photography/video, graphic design and apparel printing and learning to be a disc jockey. This is a entrepreneurship incubator.
Knowing youth struggle with learning and attention lapses, it’s believed an afterschool program may feel more accessible and supportive than school. The stakes may not feel as high. As a result, youth may be more willing to try new things and take more risks. This, in turn, can lead to higher education and higher self-esteem. The goal of our homework helper/tutoring is to provide support, build confidence, self-esteem and ensure all participating youth reach academic success.
This is a mentoring program for at risk middle and high school females who may have experienced or may be in environments that promote risky and unhealthy behavior. The program focuses on sisterhood, mentorship, social development, self-esteem and community initiatives. In partnership with the University of Louisville, we utilize Creating Healthy Adolescents through Meaningful Prevention Services (C.H.A.M.P.S.) curriculum to promote healthy sexual behavior.
Dare to Care Kids Café Program
Understanding that hungry youth find it hard to learn, we partner with Dare to Care to feed the hungry. The kitchen prepares and delivers 100 hot meals each week to our after-school youth.
The program provides the following activities Monday through Friday
Over the past six years, St. George’s Community Center has served over 450 students during the summer months. In fact, during our time as a Freedom School site, we were twice ranked in the top five of 153 Freedom School sites across the United States!
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Afterschool Program Hours:
Monday – Friday
3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.