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Youth Impacted Annually
With graduation rates as low as 42% in the neighborhoods Sheltering Arms serves, it’s time for a new approach. Our students not only have the potential to graduate; with the right opportunities, they can achieve at the highest levels and obtain the high-tech or high-skill careers of their dreams. Our Afterschool programs unlock student potential by providing a safe environment for children to develop away from the negative influences on their streets. Our unique combination of project-based learning, character development, and eye-opening opportunities puts at-risk children on track to success.
Learning comes to life with hands on projects that enhance academic achievement. From book publishing to stock trading, students are putting their skills to work. Pre and Post exams ensure academic rigor in tutoring sessions and all Afterschool curricula.
Sheltering Arms Afterschool programs act as centers for family and community life. Our events and workshops provide gateways for parent involvement in children’s schooling, and a chance to bond with neighbors, teachers, and staff. Programming provides a safe space for children, as well as peace of mind to parents who work late to support their families.
Afterschool clubs and trips prepare youth to meet the future. A special emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs ensures students gain the technical skills and insights they need to lead as future urban planners, computer programmers, doctors, and more.
of children graduate on time from elementary to middle school and middle school to high school
of families are satisfied or very satisfied with our Afterschool programs