We offer Out-of-School-Time programming that connects K-12 children and their parents with the school and with our community partners who can help meet needs and strengthen students’ academic, cultural and social assets.
Compass Academy maintains academic focus for grades 1-5 throughout the school year and during the summer. This after-school program offers academic support and enrichment, socio-emotional learning, and life-skills development for referred children and continues through the summer to prevent “summer slide.”
Terrific Tuesdays & Thurzday Thrillz
Terrific Tuesdays & Thurzday Thrillz are after-school activities based on current research and best practices in youth development. Program components are uniquely suited to the community; provide life skills learning, arts and culture-focused academic enrichment activities, and healthy lifestyles promotion.
Hillside Youth Theatre Camp (Summer)
Hillside Youth Theatre Camp, offered in the summer for children from ages 8-17, incorporates themes of science, community, art, and culture in a comprehensive performing arts experience.
Imagination Station is a literacy-based summer enrichment program for youth ages 5-18 in Hillside neighborhood. This program provides experiential learning opportunities for youth through gardening, science, cooking, art and community activities.
Family and Community Engagement
Family programs are evening events and classes that engage parents and extended family members in activities designed to build bridges between home and school. Events feature multi-generational learning activities, free nutritious meals, and celebrations of student achievements in the visual and performing arts, sciences, athletics, and life-skills.
Kids & Kale Chips
Kale is cool! A Myers-Wilkins summer school program got kids to grow kale and make their own kale chips. The garden project is an extension of the Healthy Northland Farm to School program.
Source: WDSE WRPT