Dream MORE @ Thurgood Marshall Middle School (Lynn)
Lynn Public Schools and LEAP are partnering to implement a free after-school and summer program at Thurgood Marshall Middle School (TMMS) called Dream MORE (Marshall Opportunities for Resilience and Education) for Lynn students in grades 6 – 8.
This program was made possible through a Wellington Catalyst gift awarded to LEAP for Education in December, 2019. The program will initially be funded through the Catalyst gift and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Access to Quality Afterschool and Summer grant funding.
Fall 2020 – Registration is now open!
Starting in October 19, the Dream MORE afterschool program will offer enrichment, education support, career exploration, and opportunities for students to develop social emotional skills. The Fall program will target English Learners at all levels to accelerate their acquisition of English and help prepare them for high school. The program will operate remotely online Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM.
|3:00-4:00||Enrichment classes in the arts, engineering/design, and health/fitness|
|4:30-5:30||Homework/School Assignment Support (with small group and individual assistance available)|
Dream MORE Students Create Blog to Introduce the Lynn Community
The first Summer 2020 Program was a big hit! Dream MORE started with a small pilot that served 30 English Language Learners (EL) in an online program with live, virtual sessions twice a day, 3 days a week for 5 weeks.
Check out the blog that the students created from their exploration of the Lynn community and testimonials about the experience below.
Senior Director of Middle School Programs
978-740-6667 ext. 124
JOIN THE PLANNING GROUP
A planning group composed of Lynn students, parents, government officials, educators, community organizations, business people and other interested Lynn residents has come together to provide input and ideas on this new afterschool and summer program. Others are welcome to join the group which will continue discussions in the fall.
Next Meeting: TBD
What is LEAP for Education’s Role?
LEAP for Education, Inc. is working with the Lynn Public Schools to act as Program and Academic Coordinator for the after-school program at Marshall Middle School. As Program Coordinator, LEAP will work with the site supervisor to assure that all the grant requirements are being met and that the academic quality, enrollment, attendance and assessments meet the high standards of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.