After School programs provide a wide range of benefits to youth, family, and communities. They can boost academic performance, reduce risky behaviors, and provide a safe, structured environment or the children of working parents.
A national evaluation found that over 40% of students attending after school programs improved their reading and math grades. Parents concerned about their children’s after school care miss an average of eight days of work per year, and this decreased worker productivity and costs businesses up to $300 billion annually.
Our after school augmenting educational activities will include, but are limited to, reading comprehension, writing skills, homework assistance, SAT preparation and computer training. In order to overcome any real or perceived learning gaps, all BLESSEDGIRL activities are designed to be integrated into an existing academic environment with the cooperation of school administrators, educators, community service organizations and other professionals who may assist BLESSEDGIRL in designing and implementing a specific project plan while establishing an educationally nurturing relationship with participating students. BLESSEDGIRL will also support and augment the academic goals of our local schools while building student skills and self-confidence.