“Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners.”– John Holt
“Do not train children in learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”– Plato
Our belief is that children’s thirst for learning is undeniable but, that there exists for some challenges that interfere with their learning process. In 2020, those challenges were heightened when the pandemic abruptly compromised for some and ended for others, the options for attending school physically. For some households, it means unsafe and unhealthy spaces without the refuge the school building, teachers, and resources provides.
Socioeconomics and environments not conducive to learning threaten to impair the learning process for students who are already underserved. Every organization invested in youth has been required to re-think and re-invent and re-imagine how we serve our children and youth.
Our response to COVID-19 is to take this opportunity to support youth throughout this traumatic time with virtual programs that supplement their day. We will maintain our commitment to mix play into the process of building resilience. Additionally, we are excited to announce the following virtual programs:
- Art Therapy
- Languages (Please inquire)
- Hip Hop
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
To volunteer to join our Academic Support Team in one of the subjects, please complete our online application found here.
Sign My Child UP!
We are currently accepting children in grades 3-12 who need academic support. Please sign up quickly, because class sizes are small! Click here to apply.