Groundwork for Youth
is based on a program model that has been implemented at Harvard University's
Phillips Brooks House and in two nationally recognized youth development
organizations, Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership (www.leapforkids.org)
in Connecticut, and Heads Up (www.headsup-dc.org)
in Washington, D.C.
College students and high school students are employed to serve as group leaders for children ages 7 to 14 in a full day, 7-week summer program that includes a reading-based curriculum, athletics, field trips, and camping. Before the summer begins, senior and junior counselors engage in an intensive two-week training course designed to prepare them for the summer. After they are trained, each collegiate senior counselor is paired with a high school student junior counselor to co-deliver a structured curriculum to a group of ten (10) children through an intensive summer enrichment experience and after-school throughout the year. During the academic year, college and high school student counselors continue to meet with children after-school for tutoring and extracurricular activities. Certified teachers provide literacy instruction to each group during the summer and academic year. Social workers work closely with students, counselors, and their families to support students's personal development.
Groundwork for Youth enrichment model has unique components that promote
intensive social and academic development for children, and significant
professional development for staff.
Groundwork Inc. :: 150 Court Street, 2nd Floor :: Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel: 718 923 1400 x239 :: fax 718 923 2869 :: [email protected]