Sports As A Hook
Sports provide a great opportunity for students to learn and practice leadership skills. This program was developed to provide students with the opportunity to work on projects that require teamwork, resilience, discipline, vision, and respect. The main components of the projects are: (a) Sports and Leadership Skills (b) Sports and Life Skills (c) Sports and Community Service (d) Sports and Empowering Girls (e) Sports and Strong Health and Nutrition (f) Sports and Positive Coaching and (g) Sports and Nature. Examples of products produced during Sports as a Hook projects are team logos, press conference videos, nutrition workshops and organized charity tournaments.
Career Exploration Opportunities (CEO Program)
Students will learn how to start and run their own businesses, with a goal of having the knowledge to build a successful business model by the end of the school year. Through this, they will learn personal finance, basic money management principles; demonstrate professional workplace conduct; develop business mentors, interact with functioning businesses; demonstrate how businesses can help with community needs through service and develop real world leadership and problem solving skills.
We Are Ready
In combination with bringing students in touch with caring business people, this program creates a framework for successful transition into high school and beyond. Following feedback and input from researchers, local staff and program participants, the program was created to consist of six core components: Early Dropout Warning Sign Detection, Parents and Families Engagement, High School Readiness, Study Skills, College Exposure and Career Exploration.
Mindworks Project-based Learning
Recognizing that all students come to learning with different needs, MindWorks is specifically designed with different age groups and ability levels in mind. The curriculum's style of intentional, student-centered learning makes projects conducive to a wide range of learners including English as a second language learners, students with developmental and learning disabilities and young or under-performing children. Th program provides a motivating, interactive approach to learning with comprehensive lessons being standards-based. Each lesson addresses the Content and Skills Standards for each of the core subjects of reading, language arts, math, science, social studies and art.
Fit Club is a recreational component that is comprised of inclusive activities to promote participation from all students. Activities include, dancing, aerobics, martial arts, adaptive sports and conventional sports.