After School Partnerships « LEAP for Education

After School Partnerships

After School Partnerships

LEAP for Education partners with the community to bring out-of-school time programs to low-income youth in middle school and high school. These programs are rich in academic content and include project-based activities, service learning and STEM programs.

CURRENT PARTNERSHIPS

SALEM PUBLIC SCHOOLS

  • Expanding Horizons – Salem’s 21st Century Community Learning Center’s after-school enrichment program for middle school students run at the Nathaniel Bowditch School.
  • Horace Mann Learning Lab – Salem’s 21st Century Community Learning Center’s after-school enrichment program for elementary school students run at the Horace Mann Lab Elementary School.
  • Healthy Harbors – Project-based summer science program engaging middle school students in the understanding of our marine ecosystems on a global and local level. A continuation of this program will be offered during the school year as part of the after-school enrichment program for middle school students Expanding Horizons. Other Partners: Salem Sound Coastwatch.

SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY

  • Brothers for Success – The goal of BFS is to facilitate the successful transition from high school to college for a cohort of 15 males of color from Salem High School.
  • Salem at SEA – The Salem at SEA program strengthen – and put to use – ELL high school students’ developing English language skills as they research, identify, and work toward serving a need in the Salem community. Other Partners: The House of Seven Gables, Salem Public Schools and The Essex National Heritage Commission.

GLOUCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

  • O’Maley Academy – Gloucester’s 21st Century Community Learning Center after-school enrichment program for middle school students run at the O’Maley Innovation Middle School in Gloucester.

NORTH SHORE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD

  • First Jobs
  • Future City – We sent a team of students from Collins Middle School to the Future City Competition at the Transportation Building in Boston on January 16th, 2016. The students completed and submitted a virtual city using SimCity software, and then built the Nova City model, sized to scale, from recyclables they collected.

SALEM SOUND COASTWATCH

  • Talking Trash – In February, 2016 we began the program with 10 high school youth engaged in a marine science project studying the causes of ocean pollution, informing the community about causes of pollution, and working on educational projects for younger youth. This was a two year program that began in 2015. This year we welcomed the last cohort of youth.