Educators for Children, Youth and Families
593 Vanderbilt Avenue, Suite #123
Brooklyn, NY 11238-3512

Contact: Kimberly D. Lane, President & CEO
Telephone: 718-230-4288

The proposed 2004-05 Extended School Day & School Violence Prevention (ESD/SVP) grant contract will serve a total of 385 students (in grades K-12) during the twelve-month period beginning July 1, 2004 and ending June 30, 2005. The program's overarching goal is to provide a broad range of enrichment and remediation services (in the core content areas of reading, ELA and mathematics) that will help students reach City and State mandated performance standards. These services will specifically target students who have been identified, by school staff, as being at-risk of scholastic failure. Planned extended day activities will be delivered by certified teachers who are highly qualified in accordance with the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act, in addition to certified teacher aides and college-level tutors.

The program will also feature activities designed to promote the acquisition of pro-social skills among targeted students. These services will feature the "Progressive Adolescent Choices Training" ("PACT") curriculum developed by Wright State University. Youth who chronically exhibit anti-social behaviors will also receive individual and family counseling from licensed, clinical social workers. To promote pro-social behaviors among targeted youth, the program will also feature team-building activities including the formation of youth leadership councils and student government associations. In order to increase the level of safety in and around partnering schools, the program will also offer parent-focused violence prevention forums taking place during the evenings and weekends.

The program will also offer structured athletic activities (e.g., Basketball, Soccer and Tennis) designed to increase students' physical fitness. Similarly, a broad range of recreational activities (e.g., chess clubs and dance classes) will also be offered to provide students with a regularly-scheduled respite from the rigors of academic life.

Program Site
P.S. 270 The Johann Dekalb School
Principal: Mitra W. Lutchman

P.S./I.S. 323 The Winners and Achievers School
Principal: Linda Harris

Paul Robeson High School
Ira C. Weston
Public School 256K - The Benjamin Banneker Elementary School
Principal: Mr. Alfonso Forrest