Our staff and volunteer tutors help your children have a deeper understanding of their school subjects. We ensure homework is complete and that students are progressing to the next grade level.
MEALS & SNACKS
Food sustainability is important. Students are served a daily snack and weekly meals. Many fruits and vegetables come from our garden, The Garden on Selma!
Many experts believe the best form of learning is that which comes from project-based learning. Your child will develop skills and confidence.
We believe in true community. That's why we love our Family Engagement nights. These are opportunities for families to engage in their child's learning and have fun doing it.
After 15 years in East Knoxville helping children, we have gained understanding and the know-how that is effective and essential in helping a child develop. We reach our goals through many different avenues. This is because we understand not every child is the same. Some ways we use to help your child include:
- Academic Achievement: Our primary goal is to make sure that 100% of our students are progressing to the next grade level, on the honor roll. We can meet this goal by having each student complete homework every day and by giving math and reading exercises. We coordinate with parents and teachers to ensure the success of each child. Because your child is important, we go the extra mile to provide math activities that make math more understandable and more fun as well as language classes to enrich your child's learning.
- Mental Health Checks: Many low-income residents, including youth, face a lot of environmental trauma. This causes social-emotional stress and leaves kids unable to process their emotions. We provide weekly mental health checks to provide a safe place for conversation. These checks are done by a therapist, and we are helping kids to process and to cope. Last year, during mental health checks, we became aware that one of our teens was suicidal. We were able to get her further professional help, and she is on the path to living a more progressive life.
- Food Sustainability: We strive to eradicate hunger among the kids that we serve. We have a community garden that provides healthy food options to our students, and we provide weekly backpack meals to kids who are in need. Many of our students would only eat at school, if not for our intervention.
- Social Justice: We aim to teach students how to advocate for themselves and others. Our staff teaches Black History all year round and we participate in many cultural activities to include Juneteenth and Pride.