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EDUCATION

 

Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City

Focus Area: Educational Achievement – After-School Program – Reading Programs

Website: www.bgcccity.org

 

Program Description: The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

 

The Reading and Homework Assistance program is designed to enhance educational outcome of youth, ages 6-18 years. It targets early reading strategies for students, ensuring they reach and maintain grade level reading skills, and offers one-on-one reading tutoring, homework assistance and foster parental reading engagement.

 

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley

Focus Area: Educational Achievement – After-School Program – Project LEARN

Website: www.bgcofcv.org

 

Program Description: Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley’s mission is to enhance the lives of the young people of our community, especially those with economic and/or social needs, by offering a safe haven and meaningful youth development programs.

 

Project LEARN enhances the skills and knowledge of young people by actively engaging them in reading and writing activities, adult mentorship, and tutoring and homework assistance; with a strong focus on high school youth and grade progression to help ensure that young teens have a soft transition upon completing high school.

 

 

Family YMCA of the Desert
Focus Area: Education – Ages & Stages Developmental Assessment
Website: www.ymcaofthedesert.org
 

Program Description: The Family YMCA of the Desert is the largest provider of licensed quality early childhood education in the valley, serving over 3,500 kids and families. The focus of the Family YMCA is to reinforce caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, allowing kids to develop social skills, confidence, leadership, and fitness.

The program implements the ASQ (Ages & Stages Developmental Questionnaire) to assess and screen for any developmental and learning delays in children 5 to 5 1/2 years of age. The developmental Assessment Program uses research-based assessment on all children who enroll in a pre-school program to screen for possible developmental delays or lags in five areas: communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and social development. If and when there is a delay in development, early detection and intervention is to the child’s benefit. The program will then provide parent resources and referrals, as well as staff professional development to support child and classroom needs.

 

 

Family YMCA of the Desert

Focus Area: Educational – Financial Assistance Program for Pre-School

Website: www.ymcaofthedesert.org

 

Program Description:  The Family YMCA of the Desert is the largest provider of licensed quality early childhood education in the valley, serving over 3,500 kids and families. The focus of the Family YMCA is to reinforce caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, allowing kids to develop social skills, confidence, leadership, and fitness.

 

The Financial Assistance program makes quality learning experiences available to families who would otherwise not afford them, through tuition discounts ranging from 10-35%. It connects parents of children ages 2-5, from low-income households, to the financial means needed to secure a quality pre-school education for their children. More than one fourth of the children participating in the YMCA programs receive financial assistance, making community support a vital element in the ability to assist families and offer opportunities for early education.

 

Evidence proves that children who receive a quality pre-school education experience are more likely to: enter kindergarten ready to learn, stay on track for grade level reading, acquire better mathematical skills, and become more likely to graduate high school.

 

 

JFK Memorial Foundation – dba The Ophelia Project
Focus Area: Educational Achievement – Mentoring & Youth Leadership
Website: www.opheliaproject.org
 

Program Description:  The Ophelia Project’s mission is empowering and encouraging young teens to increase their sense of self-worth and maximize their potential contribution to society. The Ophelia Project, a program of the JFK Foundation for 18 years, is a unique and successful team mentoring program for teen girls in grades 8 through 12. The program takes place at various schools during the day, is supported by three Unified School Districts in the Valley, and provides enrichment curriculum designed to improve academic achievement, increase GPA and graduation rates, college preparation and resources for higher education.

 

The JFK Memorial Foundation is committed to developing education, health care, and other socially significant programs to enhance the health and wellness of Coachella Valley families.