The Leadership and Legacy After School Program focuses on social, academic and civic achievement through an array of programs and services. Specifically, during the school year the Center strives to increase students' academic proficiency in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through the NASA SEMAA program (grades 1-6); and increase understanding of college preparedness and responsible technology usage (grades 7&8). During the summer, youth (6-15 years old) engage in learning opportunities that prepare them for the school year and plan and implement a community project that effects change in the neighborhood or addresses a social problem. On Saturdays, middle school students participate in the Leadership and Legacy Academy which is a college-preparedness program.
EMCC 2013-2014 After School Satellite Program Snapshot
The Edna Martin Christian Center coordinates after school program offerings at the following IPS schools: #48, #51, and #69. The overall program takes place from September through May and offers selected students the opportunity to attend various enrichment activities. The first session occurs from September through January, and the second session occurs from February through May.
Homework Help: Immediately after school, the students are offered a snack and the opportunity to get assistance with homework from various adults involved with the program - an EMCC youth staff worker, a licensed teacher, a foster grandparent or other volunteer.
STEM Instruction: Twice a week, students will participate in 1.5 hours of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) instruction facilitated by a partnership with Martin University’s NASA Science Engineering Mathematics Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) Laboratory. Students will take field trips to the Aerospace Education Laboratory (AEL) at Martin University to engage hands-on with real-life aerospace challenges utilizing NASA technology; a wind tunnel; and a flight simulator.
Physical Fitness: After school students will engage in physical fitness activities both indoors in the gymnasium and outdoors, weather permitting. Some activities will be structured, however we will also offer opportunities for students to have supervised free play to unwind from their school day.
Character Development/Mentoring: Students will participate in character development activities designed to increase interpersonal and social skills, build their sense of community involvement, and self-awareness. There will be a focus on self-improvement through community outreach and serving others. Selected students will participate in small groups with mentors.
Academic Success: Students identified by their respective schools will participate in academic interventions and remediation based on assessment results and other criteria - including computer software programs designed to help your child academically, tutoring, or the Read Up Program. Please contact your child’s school for further information on these services.
Clubs: Students will have an opportunity to sign up for clubs including Art Club, Emberwood Center Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Education (4-6 grades), Black History Club, Community Outreach Club, and Story Theater Club, among others.
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