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An After-school Experience. Summit Noun – 1.The highest point or part, as of a hill, a line of travel, or any object; top; apex. 2.The highest point of.

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1 An After-school Experience

2 Summit Noun – 1.The highest point or part, as of a hill, a line of travel, or any object; top; apex. 2.The highest point of attainment or aspiration: the summit of one's ambition. 3.The highest state or degree. 4.The highest level of diplomatic or other governmental officials: a meeting at the summit. Verb – 1.To take part in a “summit meeting.” 2.To reach a summit: “summited after a 14-hour climb.”

3 Multiple Learning Tracks Many children living in poverty have a sense of hopelessness because they lack opportunities and the ability to make choices about their lives. In an effort to restore hope, Tracks will infuse both opportunity and choice back into the lives of participating students. Through club Tracks, students will be offered choices and opportunities to engage in a variety of activities and programs.

4 LEAP Tutoring Students who struggle academically and have to repeat a grade are at a higher risk of later dropping out of school. All Louisiana 4th grade students must pass the LEAP test in order to be promoted to the 5th grade. The club will provide LEAP-specific tutoring to prepare them for Language Arts, math, science and social studies tests.

5 Reading Skills Development Students who fall behind grade-level in reading struggle not only in language arts, but in other subjects as well. Our aim is to have 100% of the children reading at or above their grade level at the end of their first year. Summit will have reading-buddy program that will allow the kids to have a choice of appropriate reading level based material Reading-buddy program will give them the opportunity to develop their own reading plan to maximize their reading and comprehension skills.

6 Field Trips Often, students living in generational poverty do not have exposure to much of what the world has to offer. On field trips students will get the opportunity to see and experience various work environments for the first time in their lives. They will understand how education is relevant to their future in the workplace and explore the world around them.

7 Social Skills/Problem Solving We will implement the Second Step character-building designed to teach the children empathy, emotion management, problem-solving, and self-regulation We will provide opportunity for the kids to put their skills into practice. The kids will be involved in role-play, video modeling and receive coaching through various scenarios.

8 Field Trips TV studio Music studio Radio Station T-shirt Print shop Movie theater Skyscrapers Streetcar construction Manufacturing plants Printing Press facility Famous N.O. locations Ferry Ride St. Bernard Port Movie Wardrobe/Costume shop Area businesses Hornets Saints Zephyrs Amtrak Train Ride Louis Armstrong Airport Christmas in Fairmont Lobby Xavier Science Labs Global Maritime Ministry Domino Sugar Refinery Missionary Ventures

9 Tracks Photography Creative writing Music Video/other media Nutrition Storyboarding Story telling Character Development Science labs Financial literacy Art Nursing Cooking Ochsner “I can do it program” Shark Tank Pyramid of Success

10 Sample Schedules Regular Days 1:15 – Students picked-up from school 1:25 – Arrive at FBNO 1:30 – Snack/Free Time 2:00 – Social Skills 2:30 – Track Time 3:15 – Organized Recreation 4:00 – Homework / Tutoring 4:30 – Reading-buddy 5:00 – Dinner 5:30 – Go Home Field Trip Days 1:15 – Students picked-up from school 1:25 – Arrive at FBNO 1:30 – Snack/Free Time 2:00 – Field Trip 4:30 – Reading-buddy 5:00 – Dinner 5:30 – Go Home

11 A group of students who are 3 rd and 4 th graders from John Dibert Community School will participate in the club. Our goal is to have these same kids in the club, year after year, through the 12 th grade, with the hope to expand and have more kids each year. Thus we will be able to invest 9-10 years of our lives with these children and help them solidify their development and break free from the cycle of generational poverty. Summit: After-school Club

12 The Need for the Project Research has shown that proficiency in reading in third grade is a crucial marker in a child's educational development. Children who fail to read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade are more likely to drop out of high school. By targeting the younger children, 9-10 year olds, we can help put them on the path to successful adulthood.

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