Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara is proud to announce the start of its After School Tutoring Program, funded by the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo. The program runs four days a week, from 3pm until 6pm, at the Frederick Douglass Community Center and the Martha Mitchell Community Center, in Buffalo.
The Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo kindly awarded Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara grant funding, in the amount of $35,000, to support the program, which employs New York State certified teachers who conduct comprehensive out-of-school activities for at-risk children, grades K-12.
Program teachers pre- and post-test students to determine grade level skills, develop literacy lessons, thematic units, and with peer tutors, provide homework help. In addition, teachers provide tutoring and test preparation for students, using literacy-based computer programs, and guide small group learning sessions based on New York State ELA standards.
Teachers will also encourage individual creativity with arts and crafts activities, all in an effort to build self-confidence in learning environments and social situations, by stressing the importance of educational success and post-secondary goals. Student progress is closely monitored and reported on a weekly basis.
The After School Tutoring Program will establish the necessary foundation to keep students motivated to stay in school and thrive in high school and post-secondary endeavors.
Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara is proud to partner with the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo and is grateful for its steadfast support.
For more information about the After School Tutoring Program, please contact Youth Program Manager Brittany Kucala at 876-8991.