SmartY'S Out of School Program
Smart. Young. Significant.
The youth we serve are best described as Smart, Young, and Significant! The SmartY'S program is designed to serve neighborhood youth to help them reach their fullest potential.
The SmartY'S program approaches education in a holistic manner, focusing on academics, family engagement, and social/emotional competency. Everyday during the school year, youth in grades K-8 receive services focused on the areas of Reading and Math. Additional programming includes alcohol and drug prevention awareness, exposure field trips, and other opportunities encompassing Science, Technology, and the Arts. The intended result of the program is to increase academic performance of participating youth in order to keep them on the path to graduation and a successful future.
STRIVE (or Prevention) provides activities that deter drug and alcohol use to youth. Program staff use a specific curriculum that boosts self-esteem and helps children develop leadership skills.