Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Project Reach Youth, Inc. (PRY)


Name of organization:

Project Reach Youth, Inc. (PRY)

Primary location:

199 14th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Robert Madison, Executive Director
(718) 768-0778

LEAs where service will be provided:

New York City School District’s 13,15,17


Years provider has delivered service:

Founded in 1968, Project Reach Youth, Inc.(PRY) is one of South Brooklyn’s premier community based organization, providing educational services to over 7,00 children, adolescents and adults each year. PRY’s family Learning Center began in 1974 as a volunteer-staffed program operating out of a church basement; it has grown and flourished to serve over 800 children and their families each year. The Learning Center operates in five elementary and two middle schools, providing our community’s children with a safe have where they can learn and grow during the after school hours.


Evidence that services have been effective:

Assessment forms have documented that a majority of students participating in our Learning Center have dramatically increased English nd Math Proficiency levels.


Title of the instructional program, curriculum series to be used (if appropriate):

PRY’s Family Learning Center model is the instructional program for children K-8th grade.


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:



Content area(s) provider will serve:

English language arts (including reading); Mathematics


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

Three to five session per week


Average length of each service session (minutes/hours):

Two hours


Duration of the available service period (e.g. September 1 – June 30; September 1 – August 31; weekends only; summer school only; specific number of weeks or hours, other, etc;):

Program follows the academic school year calendar, open weekdays from September to June on the days that the school is open. Program is closed during school holidays. The program is available 3 to 5 days per week. Each session is two hours long.


Type of instruction:

Small group (ave. #5) A certified teacher will supervise three paraprofessional tutors who will each work with a group of 5 children.


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities:



Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency:



Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s):

The Board of Education certified Teacher will supervise paraprofessionals with HS Diplomas.


Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery):

Student assessments will be conducted at the beginning of the program and assessments to determine progress will be conducted quarterly. Parents, teachers, and LEA will receive copies of assessments. PRY will meet regularly with day teachers to discuss overall class progress and ensure that topics covered in the tutoring sessions are consistent with lessons being learned in classroom. PRY will be available for parent conferences and meetings with teachers to discuss the progress of individual students.


Will transportation to the service location be provided at no charge if requested? (Note: LEAs are not required to provide or pay for transportation)



Additional relevant information:


Last Updated: May 2, 2012