21st Century After-School Learning Program...
Family & Community Together
After School Programs such as The Phillis Wheatley Association's are often the bridge between families and schools, providing wrap-around educational, social and health services for families development . Parent attend Monthly workshop at the center to discuss Challenge, celebrate successes and learn strategies for supporting their children academically, socially and emotionally.
Student –Center Enrichment
The Josephine Kohler Youth Enrichment and Learning Center Has Partnered with the Neighborhood center association of Cleveland; Cleveland Municipal School district and local charter and private schools to increase the quality and consistency between the 21st Century Activities and the skills your student is learning during the regular school day.
The 21st Century program is NOT an “extended School day”, the program is designed to be complimentary to your student’s school day by providing learning experiences in creative, Non-traditional, and content-rich way.
Positive Youth Development
According to research by the National Afterschool Alliance, student who attend 21St Century program regularly are more likely to improve their grades, test scores and overall academic behavior. Josephine Kohler Youth Enrichment & Learning Center provide safe, fun environment in which student in Kindergarten trough Grade 8 develop life skills and how to become leaders in their local neighborhoods and schools.
"Distant Learning" through 21st Century Programming
Research shows that students that participate in an afterschool programs…
Increased Student Attendance: Participants are 20 percent less likely to drop out of school compared to matched nonparticipants.
Increased Parent Involvement in Academics: Forty-five percent of principals said that the after-school programs had increased parents’ attendance at school events.
Reduced Juvenile Crime: Juvenile arrests during after school hours were down 13.1% and juveniles as victims of violent crime during after school hours decreased 11.7%
Poor, inner-city communities are especially in need of after-school programs because urban youth often lack the safe parks, sports teams, clubs, and other enriching opportunities that are typically offered in middle-income and affluent communities.
Students at the greatest risk make the greatest educational (achievement) gains from out-of-school programming.
Show your support...
As our organization seeks support for its programs, your contributions are most important to our progress and growth. Donation can be made in person, by mail or online on our website at pwacleveland.org