Programs in Education & Career Development enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, apply learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to achieve success in a career. Our club has made Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) programs a priority.
Our STEAM program officially kicked off on March 4, 2013.The program focuses strictly on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) and is being implemented in our club to help the declining proficiency in STEM subjects in America, which puts our children at risk of not competing successfully in a global economy. With a curriculum designed by our partners at East Los Angeles College and the Jaime Escalante Math Program, our club hopes to inspire youth to develop the STEM skills they need to become the problem-solvers of tomorrow. STEAM program is geared towards 5th-8th graders.
Homework help is offered to all members in the Club's Homework Room. Staff and volunteer tutors are available to assist with assignments. Educational games and activities are also incorporated to improve the member's basic skills in reading, writing, math, science, etc.
Club Tech is a digital literacy and technology skills program that provides members with state-of-the-art software, a comprehensive array of programs to help build members' computer skills and integrate technology in all Core Program Areas. Our Computer Lab offers a variety of educational programs for all members. Members have access to the Internet and use educational software to improve academic skills. Workshops range from keyboarding to web design. Classes are designed to build the members' computer skills and knowledge.
Power Hour is a program designed to help young people develop academic, behavioral, and social skills through homework completion, high-yield learning activities and tutoring. Club members can earn incentive based points for completing Power Hour activities. At the Club, Power Hour is open to ages 6 through 17 and meets every afternoon except Friday.
Study Island / Mentoring
Study Island is an academic assistance, software based program, that is aligned with the California State Standards. The purpose of this program is to help our members prepare for the California's State Standardized tests, but we also hope to show improvement in our member's academic achievements, and foster opportunities to attend college.
Study Island focuses on 4th – 5th graders and 6th – 8th graders with individual case management, homework completion, tutoring, homework tracking, and communication with teachers.
College Bound introduces and exposes Club members to the opportunity to attend college and prepares them for a successful experience. Members participating in College Bound receive individual case management, support, and guidance in addition to resources they need to meet the academic, financial, and testing requirements for public and private universities. Activities include help with applying to colleges, college and university tours, and regular meetings. This past year, 100% of our graduating seniors who participated in CollegeBound, graduated with college plans.
College Bound is for high school members ages 14 through 17.
Project Learn is based on research that shows students perform better in school when their non-school time is spent engaged in fun, but academically beneficial activities called high yield activities. These activities include reading, writing, helping others, talking with knowledgeable adults, homework help, tutoring and games that develop cognitive skills. Staff engage members in high yield activities throughout all of our programs.