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Programs and Services for Children and Teens

After-School Enrichment

After-school enrichment provides children in the 1st through 6th grades individual tutoring, academic support and homework assistance Monday through Friday, from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Volunteers from Goucher College, Johns Hopkins University and Towson University provide a minimum of four hours of individual tutoring to students per week. Reading and writing are emphasized and encouraged through various means.

The After School Enrichment Program also focuses on strengthening and improving math skills through tutoring efforts and applied learning and enrichment activities. Many of the activities include math skill components that reinforce concepts learned in the classroom.

Enrichment activities in the arts and recreation are major components to the program and provide the children with experiences they would not otherwise have.

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Study Buddy

This program offers one-on-one tutoring for elementary, middle and high school students. Students are matched with volunteers for one-on-one tutoring. This program is free and meets Tuesday and Thursday 6:00-7:00 p.m.

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Access Art

For students who enjoy the opportunity to learn the art of photography; using the camera as means of artistic expression. Students learn the art and technique of “shooting” an image. Classes meet one day a week 3:00-6:00 p.m. Notably, in 2007, Youthlight Photography received the prestigious President’s Coming Up Taller Award, a national award for outstanding after-school arts programming awarded to only 15 programs each year.

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Summer Enrichment Program

For children in the community (1st through 8th grades) who would benefit in participating in a busy, exciting and educational program that is designed to encourage personal growth, increase individual self-esteem, improve interpersonal and social skills, and foster a sense of family and community. The program also reinforces academic skills by incorporating reading, writing and math into daily activities. Children participate in daily swimming and recreational activities at the Roosevelt Recreation Center. Field trips to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Science Center, American Visionary Art Museum, and Harper's Ferry, W.V., provide children the opportunity to visit area landmarks and cultural institutions throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area and beyond. We also participate in a sailing clinic with the Downtown Sailing Center.

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Youth Voice

This program, created in an effort to attract middle school youth, utilizes a recording studio built and housed by the Family Center. The Family Center, in partnership with the Towson University Audio/Visual department, works to provide this program. Youth Voice offers youth the opportunity to compose and record their own creations using Pro-Tools, a computer production program. Pro-Tools allows students to layer tracks and create original music. In addition, there is the opportunity to expand to keyboard, drum and guitar lessons. Youth Voice meets Monday afternoon 3:30-5:30 p.m.

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WIC (Women Infants & Children)

The WIC program is a supplemental nutrition program serving pregnant women and children 5 and under. WIC is on site the second Thursday of each month to register those eligible.

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