After-School Program Application
The United Crescent Hill Ministries United Learning Youth After-school Program is a partnership between youth, their families, their schools, and our staff and volunteers. Together, we encourage students’ mental, physical and emotional well-being and growth throughout the school year. The overarching goal of the United Learning program is to help students achieve academic success and develop positive behaviors and relationships with peers and adults.
The United Learning program offers a safe and supportive environment where a child can work on his/her homework and school assignments with supervision and assistance. In addition, we provide opportunities for youth to expand their skills and knowledge, build confidence, and develop positive social and emotional learning skills.
During the school year, UCHM uses peer tutors to work with the youth in addition to staff and adult volunteers. Each peer tutor is at least three grades ahead of any child the tutor helps. The peer tutors are excellent students who have been interviewed by our staff and approved to volunteer in our program for a designated time period. UCHM also utilizes adult volunteers to assist students with homework help as well as provide assistance with general program activities. All volunteers are screened during a background check and provided training.
Our expectations for participation in the United Learning program require that together we will:
- Set specific goals and action steps for each school year. These will be signed by all of us as our pledge to be respectful of each other and steadfast in our commitment to work to address the needs of the youth in the program.
- Review the student’s progress reports so we can all be aware of how he/she is doing and make any needed changes in the plans to help the student to be successful.
- Share with each other any information available from school, self-disclosure, observation, or other resources that would enable a better understanding of the student’s capabilities, progress and needs.
- Follow the expectations, set by UCHM staff and students, at all times. Together, we will develop these expectations the first week of the program.
UCHM’s United Learning program serves Kindergarten – Eighth Grade (K-8) children and operates from 3:00pm – 6:00pm on afternoons when school is in session. For the 2018-2019 school year, the United Learning program will begin on Monday, August 20th and follow the Jefferson County Public School schedule for closings and holidays. UCHM’s program is not a “drop-in” program; children must be pre-registered to participate. Please contact Katie Litanga at 893-0346. You can also email Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fee for the United Learning program is $25/week per child. However, we will never turn a family away from this program for inability to pay, and we offer financial aid to those who request assistance. To apply for financial assistance, please indicate that you would like to apply in your application.