Afterschool Programs = Education/Skills = Workforce and College Readiness= Jobs= Income= Economic Stability
Growing research suggests that what youth do during the out of school hours creates positive outcomes for youth, families, and communities by:
Increasing academic achievement and social success
Helping to develop healthy and safe communities
"The bottom line is: when parents have to work until 4:00 or 5:00 pm, they can work and still know their kids are in a safe place, having fun, and able to do things they like. My kids have a high quality place to be afterschool until I finish for the day. This is the best thing about BEACON!" -Mother, of kids in 5th, 3rd, 1st, and kindergarten
The afterschool tutoring was one of the interventions that helped J.P to step up and take responsibility for learning and self-confidence." -1st grade teacher
Afterschool programs increase academic achievement and social success! Expanded learning opportunities make better use of students' time to provide active, hands-on, modern learning in a variety of subjects. Expanded learning programs help students succeed in school, elevate students' learning with applied skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork, and help students that are behind to catch up. The Principals of afterschool programs incorporate global and engaged learning that helps youth gain the skills and knowledge needed for success in school and life. High quality Afterschool Programs are proven to accelerate student achievement! Research shoes that high quality afterschool programs can lead to increased attendance, behavior and improved coursework. This means that students participating in a high quality afterschool program went to school more, behaved better, received better grades and did better on tests. These ABCs are critical factors to students engagement and achievement. Afterschool Programs help support families! Afterschool programs are an enormous help to working families. Affordable, quality programs provide peace of mind to parents that their children are safe, increase accessibility and allow parents to be more productive workers. Afterschool programs also decrease family stress by minimizing the chance that children will get into trouble while parents are at work! Afterschool Programs help build Strong, Healthy, and Safe Communities! Youth who participate in out of school time programs have opportunities to participate in physical activities, healthy lifestyle education increasing their ability to make healthy choices. Programs also allow youth opportunities to develop positive relationships with caring adults and one another.
Contact Us! BEACON Afterschool Program PH#: 435-259-2767 Email: thomasK@grandschools.org www.moabbeacon.net