Afterschool Programming: A Win for Scholars, the School, and the Community
At CS 111Q, we have a variety of in-school and after school programming. From arts to academics, athletics to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) we are incorporating a multitude of student- selected electives to engage and excite scholars about school. The Jacob A. Riis Afterschool Program or Riis, as we call it, is our afterschool program that provides services to over 140 scholars. Group leaders and activities specialists focus on arts, athletics, dance, leadership, and tutoring.
I interviewed two of our afterschool parents with scholars in the 2nd and 3rd grade to hear their thoughts on afterschool. Ms. Aminah “Mimi” Lee, mother of a 2nd grade male student stated, “I think that the hours are great… the staff is friendly.”
Another parent of both 2nd and 3rd grade girls, Ms. Millissia “Missy” Taylor, stated, “I appreciate that CS 111Q has afterschool, it helps out with working parents” and “I know they offer really good programs like Alvin Ailey and cooking class, which both my girls love.” Jacob A. Riis provides families a safe place for scholars to engage in high-yield activities and that is a win for scholars, the school, and the community.
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