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The Empowerment for Success Program is an Out-of-School-Time (OST) Program designed to meet the needs of our students in grades K-8. The program is funded by the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant.

Empowerment for Success is proud to offer so many exciting new experiences to students. Thanks to our many partnerships, the students are given the opportunity to take part in a variety of enrichment activities.

Music

Through our partnership with Lisa Wolfe Music, LLC, our students are now exposed to various musical instruments they may have otherwise never experienced. Lisa and her team work very closely with our students introducing them to instruments such as guitar, violin, keyboard, and drums, to name a few.

The Arts

Visual Arts are provided by a local artist who comes in weekly to provide our students with the opportunity to work with such medium as chalk, watercolor, and acrylic paints. Hedgerow Theatre, a local theatre company, provides our students with acting lessons on a weekly basis. Each lesson coincides with themes and lesson plans being taught during the school day.

Physical Education

Future Captain Sports provides our students with sports activities and educates them on the importance of good sportsmanship and teamwork. First Tee, a local non-profit agency, provides middle school students with the basic concepts of golf. We recently introduced the Soccer for Success Program as part of our Out of School Time programming.

Character Building

Counseling groups focusing on self esteem and mentoring programs are also provided through the Empowerment for Success Program. The Domestic Abuse Project (DAP) has recently begun a girls group with our middle school population focusing on Safe Dating. Fifth grade girls and boys were offered the opportunity to take part in the Warrior Guides Mentoring Program sponsored by the Andrew L. Hicks Foundation.

Tutoring

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Additional tutoring is provided to any student in need. Our tutors are local students from Widener University. Both campuses will have tutoring available on a daily basis.

In addition to our many enrichment activities, academics are an integral part of the Empowerment Program. Academics are interdisciplinary and cross-curricular, integrating language arts and social studies standards across content areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Program materials are highly motivating and provide hands-on experiences with modalities for varied learning styles and in-depth explorations involving comprehension, vocabulary word attack and language arts skills. Materials to support curriculum include: Flocabulary, BrainPOP, ThinkFinity, Glogster, Fast For Word, and Imaginative Learning.

Additional partners and activities include:

  • Legacy Tennis provides tennis clinics to all children grades K-8

  • New this year, Food Trust is offering six-week cooking classes to our students in K-8 as well as a six-week parent workshop.

  • First Tee provides golf classes to all of our students. Through this partnership we have acquired new golf equipment.

  • Soccer for Success provides a 12-week soccer program

  • An eight-week karate program

  • The YMCA is also a partner. They bring the Y Achievers program to our middle school. This program focuses on fitness as well as career planning. Every child enrolled in Y Achievers also gets a free YMCA membership

  • Improvisation classes for 7th and 8th grade students

  • Technology programs such as robotics; we are currently utilizing the Fast Forward web based program and Imagine Learning & Improvisation classes for 7th and 8th grade students

Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 3:30 - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30 - 6 p.m.

Registration forms can be found in all front offices on the East and West campuses.
Please return completed registration forms to the front offices in Innovation Hall (East A) or Adventure Hall (West A).