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Building a strong academic component is contingent upon fully knowing each participantís academic strengths and deficits. Our approach is to conduct standardized testing as early as possible, during the initial phase of the program, to develop an academic plan for each teen. If recent test scores can be accessed from school, we make every effort to utilize the findings, saving time and unnecessary repeat testing.
Activities of a social, recreation or a cultural nature help to diversify and keep teens interested.
Homework help and tutoring activities are guided by professional education personnel who have had substantial experience working with young people. These tutors are versed in the area of remedial education, overcoming educational deficits and helping young people develop and maintain academic strengths. Teens generally work in small, homogeneous groups, or one-on-one with component staff. We work hard to maintain a balance between actual homework help and other activities, recognizing that these teens have been in school all day. Activities of a social, recreation or a cultural nature help to diversify and keep the teens interested.

An individual academic plan designed by the education coordinator and participating teachers is designed for each program participant. The plan is entered in an education file, in which academic progress and other important notes are made throughout the program. Weekly records are also kept for each participant, including notes on specific homework help and tutoring activities. During the beginning of each cycle, discussions are held with each participant, focusing on past progress and future needs. All academic expectations are summarized and signed by the participant.

Trips to local colleges and other institutions of learning are another important aspect of the educational component, as they become meaningful and inspirational. Guest speakers from a variety of educational institutions help the teens to make decisions about their academic futures. Computers play a key role in the education component. Every teen is encouraged to utilize computers to complete their school work and also to learn about computer science as a tool for the future. Individual reading is also emphasized and education staff remains aware of required reading materials for each school and grade in order to keep relevant materials on hand in the education room for regular use.

During the summer, health and educational maintenance activities are scheduled to help the young people avoid loss of the academic gains made during the school year.


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