A Unique, Innovative Afterschool
The LEAD Program strives to close the achievement gap during the hours after school. We hire experienced, classroom teachers who help those struggling in school get back on track. We believe that the hours after school are a crucial time for inner-city children, a time that studies show are prime windows for experimentation with drugs, gangs, sex, and alcohol. We strive to make these hours as meaningful as possible.
In our first year of the program, we took in 15 students – all who were falling behind grade level and many at risk of being held behind for grade promotion. Using our innovative model, our teachers helped students with their homework, identified gaps in their understanding, and filled in those gaps throughout the school year. We remedied the weak areas so that the children never fall behind. All but one of our students graduated to the next grade level. After this success, our program has grown considerably in both size and programming.
We aim to expand our learning centers throughout New York City and reach a wider segment of the population.
Year In Review 2015-2016
1-on-1 Tutoring and Small Group Tutoring with Classroom Teachers.
We do not hire “Group Leaders” or “Group Aides” – we hire experienced, professional adults so that your child keeps his or her grades up.
Test Prep with a Veteran Teacher, Every Wednesday
We would like to thank Ms. Latoya Massey for her dedication to her students and we wish her luck as the Founding Principal of CAMPA Charter School in Brooklyn next year! Test prep will continue next year with more veteran teachers, once-a-week with 3rd , 4th , and 5th graders.