K-8 After-School Program

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Program Category: Fee Structure, Paid Program, Grade Level, 3 - 6, 7 - 8, K-2, and PreKProgram Tags: afterschool, Literacy, science, and stem

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  • The K-8 After-School Program at the Honickman Learning Center Comcast Technology Labs focuses on raising literacy levels, encouraging a love of reading. increasing math skills, and engaging in hands-on, inquiry-driven, and student-centered projects that range across academic subjects.  Math and literacy activities are enhanced through the use of award-winning web-based software programs such as Dreambox Learning and Reading Eggs.

    Children are taught to be technologically savvy through the use of cutting-edge computers and educational software. Additionally, the after-school program offers students a chance to explore the arts and other enriching activities such as hip-hop dance, comic book drawing, and yoga.

  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: Project HOME/Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs
    Organization Street Address: 1515 Fairmount Ave
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19130
    Organization Phone Number: 215-235-2900, ext. 6218
    Short Description of Organization:

    "The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.

    Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care."

    Program Street Address: 1936 N. Judson Street
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19121
    Program Phone Number: 2152352900, ext. 6218
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: No

    CONTENT

    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Yes
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Earth and or Space Science
    • Engineering
    • Environment Science
    • Mathematics
    • Medicine and or Health
    • Physics
    • Robotics
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Academic Enrichment and Homework Help
    • Arts and Media
    • Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
    • Drop-Out Prevention and College Preparation
    • Literacy
    • Project-Based Learning
    • Sports and Recreation
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply): Lower North Philadelphia
    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • After school

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: 101-500 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: More than 10 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Pre-kindergarten
    • Kindergarten - 2nd grade
    • 3rd - 6th grade
    • 7th - 8th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: 51-75%
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals only
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)
    If you chose "yes" for the question above, please explain how you are able to accommodate youth with special needs.:

    We can accommodate students with physical special needs, as well as limited social/behavioral social needs.

    FEE/FEE STRUCTURE

    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: Yes
    If participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: Yes
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Yes we transport students using a bus or a van.

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    CATEGORIES

    Please select the applicable categories: Fee Structure, Paid Program, Grade Level, 3 - 6, 7 - 8, K-2, and PreK
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