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Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities' Power-On after school program operates Monday-Friday immediately after school until 6 p.m. and offers recreation programs for youth in grades Kindergarten to 6th at recreation centers and school based sites. The program offers activities that incorporate active play, learning, cultural enrichment and positive social interaction.
Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities' Nature Buddies after school program operates Monday-Friday immediately after school until 6 p.m. and offers recreation programs for youth in grades Kindergarten to 5th. This nature-oriented after school program provides fun, imaginative ways to enrich experiences both indoors and out. With an excellent child to adult ratio (8:1), children receive a personal and structured learning environment. Activities include live animal presentations, science experiments, woodland hikes, unstructured outdoor nature play, and more.
Department of Community & Human Services' Girls Circle provides an evidence-based support group for girls designed to foster self-esteem, help maintain authentic connections with peers and adult women, and allow for genuine self-expression through verbal sharing and creative activity. The program is available for groups of eight to ten girls upon request. Current groups are at George Washington and Francis C. Hammond Middle Schools.
Alexandria Seaport Foundation
Hammerheads is an Alexandria Seaport Foundation sponsored program which improves the math skills of middle school students through project-based learning. Projects may include skateboards, model boats and/or cigar box guitars. Classes are held at both George Washington and Francis C. Hammond Middle Schools one afternoon per week.
Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization
creates opportunities for social inclusion, integrated employment, and
leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental
disabilities (IDD). Best Buddies Capital Region facilitates one-to-one
friendships between people with and without disabilities in middle schools,
high schools and colleges, and offers leadership training for students and
adults, as well as supported employment services for adults aged 18 and older who
wish to work.
Bridges to Independence leads families out of homelessness and into stable, independent futures. Bridge Kid, Ages 5-18, includes one-on-one tutoring in any subject areas to further individual growth and development. For children ages 5-8, Bridges focuses on improving literacy skills. The Youth Leadership Academy serves youth ages 11-17 to increase academic skills, self-esteem, job readiness, and the health/well-being of participants through community service, internships/job shadowing and more.
Campagna Kids is a licensed before and after school program for children in grades Kindergarten to 5th that encourages creative thinking through small group learning activities including chess, science, dance and drama, homework assistance and math and reading clubs. The program operates Monday through Friday immediately after school until 6 p.m. at 11 ACPS locations. Building Better Futures for youth attending T.C. Williams in grades 9th-12th offers after school tutoring, college visits, and community service and career readiness activities.
Youth Education Program promotes education and self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income youth and their families. The goal of the program is to increase students' academic achievement and decrease at-risk behaviors. Parental involvement is key to our program. Because we are located directly in the communities, staff is a constant and always present resource for the parents and families.
Reach and Rise for Excellence (RARE) is an after-school STEM to STREAM program, targeting "at promise" middle school students, grades 6-8, 2 hours, Monday-Thursday. The program seeks to increase student achievement and reduce dropout rates through instruction in math, reading literacy and coding. Program utilizes online learning, self-paced curricula, tutoring, and mentoring designed to improve the students' reading skills, communications, cultural awareness, teamwork, and leadership skills.
The Dunbar Alexandria-Olympic Boys & Girls Club has been serving the youth of the City of Alexandria for over 80 years. Boys & Girls Clubs offer a wide variety of evidence based programs in three priority outcome areas: Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles and Good Character & Citizenship.
Higher Achievement is a no-cost afterschool and summer academic enrichment program for youth in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8. Based at Hammond Middle School, Higher Achievement connects Alexandria middle school students to opportunities including: mentors, high school transition services, college visits, homework help, electives, leadership development, and field trips. Students commit to 600 hours each year, beginning with a 6-week Summer Academy and then three days a week after school.
Liberty's Promise provides after-school programs of civic engagement for low-income, immigrant youth of all backgrounds for 9th-12th graders. This program focuses on helping immigrant youth become engaged in their communities, and feel more prepared for college and careers.
Project Success is a unique teen pregnancy prevention and HIV/AIDS risk reduction program that promotes positive youth development and healthy lifestyle choices for students. Project Success addresses a variety of subject matter including: HIV/AIDS prevention, self responsibility, sexual responsibility, family communication, and positive decision-making skills. The program uses multiple evidence-based curriculum: "Becoming A Responsible Teenager" (BART) & Be Proud, Be Responsible.
Youth Educated and Active program provides space for youth of color 12-18 years of age for academic support and skill building to better manage their school work and excel in their studies. Mentors help with school assignments, essays, college applications, etc. at the Arlandria Community Center. The T.C. Williams After High School Club program works with youth to discuss community organizing for social justice including workshops on leadership development and empowerment.
The Untouchables are a 501(C)(3) mentor program that focuses on developing male youth into successful men who live healthy and productive lives. The Untouchables meet at Charles Houston Recreation Center every Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and engage in discussions, dialogues, and activities that are designed to stimulate the minds of the young men.
Urban Alliance is a youth development organization that empowers under-resourced high schoolers to aspire, work, and succeed through paid internships, formal training, and mentoring. Our interns work at a vast array of for-profit companies, non-profit organizations, and government departments. Typically high school seniors work part-time (2-5 p.m.) Monday-Thursday during the school year and attend skill-building workshops on Fridays at NVCC Alexandria Campus. After graduation, interns work full-time for 5 weeks.
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