Afterschool and summer Literacy Program
The purpose of this program is intended to support the learning acceleration, connectedness, and well-being of Georgia’s students, utilizing a whole child approach. With this collaboration we plan to expand and improved learning and supports for all students while combatting the learning loss and meet students’ well-being, connectedness, and mental health needs as we move ahead and begin to recover from the setbacks exacerbated by the events of 2020. The following goals are listed below:
1. Expand access to serve more youth, with an emphasis on children who were most
impacted by the pandemic.
2. Reduce barriers to participation to ensure access for all
3. Increase programmatic quality and expand or enhance supports/services offered
Programming - Offer programming at least 4 days per week, with at least 2.5 hours offered per day during the school year and at least 6 hours offered per day during the summer. programming can be offered on Saturdays, during school breaks that take place during the school year, and before/after the school day. Evidence-Based Strategies are used for Afterschool and Summer Enrichment Programs. The list below are evidence based standards that will be used:
• Georgia Afterschool and Youth Development Quality Standards http://georgiaasyd.org/quality-standards/
• Evidence-Based Interventions: Summer Learning or Enrichment and Comprehensive Afterschool
• Planning for Impactful Summer Learning 2021 http://bit.ly/SummerImpactPlan
• Help Kids Recover Evidence-Based Strategies https://www.helpkidsrecover.org/evidence-basedstrategies/
"Children who can't read proficiently by the end of third grade are more likely to experience poor health, have discipline problems and become teen parents. They are also more likely to drop out of high school. As adults, they are more likely to spend time in prison, struggle with unemployment and face shorter life expectancies"- Get the Children Reading-Sara Baxter
The current information listed below is the data that will be collected for data analysis purposes.
· Number of youths served
· Demographics of youth served with a focus on often underserved populations, including youth
· experiencing homelessness, youth in foster care, and English language learners
· Program attendance
· Dosage: Number of days and hours of programming offered
· Types of programming and services offered, including learning acceleration, whole child supports, student well-being and connectedness, and enrichment
· Youth satisfaction and sense of belonging
· specific goals/outcomes
· Increase in standardize test outcomes
· Learning acceleration: literacy/reading skills/math/language Arts
· Learning acceleration: academic remediation/credit recovery
· Learning acceleration: STEM
· Learning acceleration: job/career readiness
· Enrichment activities: agriculture
· Enrichment activities: career exploration
· Healthy eating and physical activity: sports/recreation
· Health eating and physical activity: nutrition education
· Well-being and connectedness: mental health supports
· Well-being and connectedness: problem solving
· Well-being and connectedness: team building
· Well-being and connectedness: mentoring
· Well-being and connectedness: Social-Emotional Learning
· Well-being and connectedness: family & parent activities
Program objectives: Tutors will work with mentees to enhance academic achievement and Lexile scores through resources such as achieve 3000 and Lexia as well as IXL to help boost math scores. We will be looking to enhance grades by at least a half of a letter grade within six months of our program for at least 70% of participants.
This program is incentive based and will offer a variety of rewards for top scores within the program
All partner staff must meet the same requirements as if they were actual staff of the organization.
• In addition to safety training, all staff must receive training on safe operations including COVID-19 mitigation strategies, (e.g., mask wearing, social distancing, hand hygiene, cleaning, and disinfecting), infection control requirements, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state guidelines and protocols.