AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
After school programs bring numerous benefits to children, their families and communities in which they live. It can also boost academic performance, prevent juvenile delinquency, and promote wellness and safe environment for students and their working parents. It’s been proven time and again that when teenagers are occupied by after school programs such as extra tuition, and sports, they have no time to engage in bad behaviors such as gang activities and petty crimes. .
Community Mobilization organization is on a journey to bring students in deprived communities to par with the rest of the city of New York with after school programs. Students of poor parents are at a disadvantage – scoring low in SAT and specialized high school test which is essential in gaining admission into New York City’s eight specialized high schools and colleges. Community mobilization believes that providing extra tuition for students of poor parents can close the achievement gap in SAT and New York City’s specialized high school test.
Community Mobilization is embarking on the following projects that we believe would be beneficial to underserved parents and their children.
1) Computer lab where students could go and do their homework and improve on their technology skills. With supervision
2) Provide tutors who would help students with their homework and give SAT and NYC specialized High School test prep.
3) Sports activities such as basketball, soccer and golf that would promote the physical health of the children.
CMOB will achieve this mission by providing young people with after-school programs, youth leadership development, academics, job/vocational skills development and by providing emotional social, spiritual aptitudes.
Afterschool programs serve children and youth of all ages, and will center encompass a broad range of focus areas including academic support, mentoring, youth development, arts, and sports and recreation. The activities in which children and youth engage while outside of school hours are critical to their development, highlighting the need for quality afterschool programs in all communities.
High quality afterschool programs generate positive outcomes for youth including improved academic performance, classroom behavior, and health and nutrition. Communities and businesses also benefit when youth have safe and productive ways to spend their time while their parents are at work. Several Federal agencies provide support and resources to afterschool programs to help promote positive outcomes for youth. Explore the articles and links on this page to learn more about afterschool.