Education

WHY EDUCATION?

Because we understand that helping children complete school gives them a much better position to take advantage of opportunities and a path of success for the future.

To make this happen, we provide healthy out of school time (OST) programming that involves after-school and summer programs, mentoring and tutoring. Our overall goal is to increase school enrollment and proficiency levels for children in our program.

ACHIEVE AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS (Kids Club)
In partnership with LRSD elementary schools, we provide a high-quality afterschool program for sponsored youth in 1st-5th grade at Wakefield and Stephens elementary schools. The program includes age and developmentally appropriate academic and enrichment sessions incorporating supplemental parental engagement activities and special programs on STEM and Art. Certified teachers give kids a boost in literacy and math, while Enrichment “club” leaders give kids the chance to immerse themselves in a new talent such as robotics, stepping, martial arts, and business. Our students take field trips that open their minds, perform throughout the community and participate in activities where they can give back. Giving back is an important part of CI’s education programs.

 

ACHIEVE SUMMER PROGRAMS
(Mind Your Own Business Camp)
During the summer, our camp helps sponsored children (K – 4) maintain their reading & math skills so they are ready for the next school year in two separate cycles (3 weeks each) in June and July. Loaded with lots of fun, our students create, market, and implement their own business. Their products are sold in the community to raise money for the charity of their choice. For more information about our Education programs, please contact Talethe Collins, tncollins@ualr.edu