Our core curriculum areas are: Character & Leadership, Education & Career, Health & Life Skills, The Arts, Sports, Fitness & Recreation, and Technology.
Character & Leadership - Helping youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of these programs. They also help develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to community and celebrating our national heritage.
Education & Career Development - After-school homework labs, one-on-one tutoring, computer learning and technology center, and academic enrichment activities that include geography, biology, math, English and world culture, among a host of others, provide young people with a the tools and with a structured and consistent environment that is supportive and conducive to achieving their academic and career goals.
Health & Life Skills - Helping develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully, as self-sufficient adults. Health and Life skills is learning things that you will keep with you, for life.
Health: Mind, Body, Soul
Mind - develops a knowledge base for young people to acquire healthy habits, such as making smart food choices, understanding appropriate portion sizes and creating fun and balanced meals
Body - Promotes young people becoming more physically active through fun daily fitness, including activities to get kids active and moving
Soul - Strengthens interpersonal skills, positive behavior and good character through social recreation programs and activities
Life Skills - think of things you have learned throughout your life that you will carry over and be important in everyday living- some of the below list has been taught while others have been learned through direct experience
There are additional Life Skills that we want to support. These are skills that you may have learned throughout your life, but not skills that you would be considered an expert.
The Arts- Creative opportunities, experiences, and expression. Remember children need open-ended artistic experiences where there is no “right” or wrong way of creating something. With this in mind try to stay away from “product” driven art projects and focus more on the process of creative expression.
Sports, Fitness, & Recreation - help develop fitness, a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, appreciation for the environment and social and interpersonal skills.
Technology - is the application of science or knowledge to commerce and industry. Technology and inventiveness are closely related. Based on a defined need, the invention of a solution to the problem generates technology. Technology is, simply, the application of knowledge to solve problems or invent useful tools.