written by Ian Heisey and Rachel Napolitano
A new after-school program for 6th-8th graders began Oct. 3rd at Artemus Ward School. The Partnership for Student Success (P4SS) focuses on providing young people support in math and reading, college and career readiness, health and fitness, social and emotional skills and will promote family engagement. The program will run Monday through Friday from 3:45 to 6 p.m. and will feature:
- project-based learning,
- exposure to health careers and field trips,
- art and music, and
- the ever popular America SCORES, a program that combines soccer, poetry and community service.
Program coordinator Tammy Tucker, an employee of Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation (BPDC), will be based at Artemus Ward and will coordinate the program. A 21st Century Learning Center grant secured through the Neighborhood Centers Association supports the P4SS program. A Community Connectors grant, made available through the State of Ohio, is also a funding source supporting the health-careers focus called the Health Professions Affinity Community, HPAC.
“Ms. Tucker comes highly recommended and has most recently been the academic coordinator of the TriO Upward Bound Program at Tri-C and has extensive experience working with CMSD high school students where she was responsible for aligning curriculum with the Ohio Department of Education academic and college and career readiness standards. She is an alumna of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, has a Master’s Degree in Education from Central State University and brings a passion for working with young people,” announces BPDC Executive Director Bryan Gillooly.
For more information contact Tammy at 671-2710 or by emailing t [dot] tucker [at] bpdc [dot] org.