GOAL: Improve academic performance.
At minimum, each Teen REACH program site is responsible for making time and resources available for children and adolescents to receive homework assistance. Volunteers may assist in this component.
Individual tutoring for small groups of 2-3 children and youth experiencing difficulty in specific content areas such as math, reading, social studies, foreign language, science, etc. may be initiated through this component.
One-to-one instruction in basic skills in math and reading. These skills are taught as a direct lesson and not embedded in the daily course work of language arts or social studies. Skill-based tutorials can be implemented through computers, or with
tutors who are generally teachers or teacher-aides.
Allows the participants to develop a future plan for their education and training. Activities must include vocational explorations through job shadowing, mentorships, internships, volunteering, college visitation, and other avenues. Vocational
evaluations, interest surveys and other assessments can also be used.
Best or Promising Practices
- Destinations 2.0
- Hooked on Phonics
- Read and Write Now
- Help a Child to Read
- Math Blasters
- The Princeton Review
- Leap Into Literacy
- Lego Engineering Academy
- Voyager Expanded Learning Program
- Effective Math Tutoring Strategies
Copies of report cards, attendance, and suspensions.
For Futuring: Vocational assessments; questionnaires; education and training; vocational explorations; mentoring; volunteer meetings.