Friday, February 03, 2012

Education Beyond School

By Shelly Blake-Plock

While there has been a lot of discussion recently in the news about making the school day longer, a group of us here in Baltimore are working instead to create a new kind of after school experience for city kids.

I'll be posting the specifics of what we're working on soon enough, but for today I'd just like to know about the kinds of after school activities your kids have benefitted the most from.

From sports to internships to outreach to chess club to team debate to drama club: what after school program have you seen make a difference in the lives of young people?

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  1. The football coach just share some data with us this week that showed that football players did better during the season because of the support and motivation.

    I run an after-school pre-engineering program called CPEP ( that has had tremendous success with helping students improve in math and science. Plus, it's fun.

  2. I can't wait to hear more about your program. It sounded really intriguing at Educon. My robotics club that I do with 'my girls' after school has been a powerful experience in perseverance and problem solving. Much more than what they get in the classroom. They often express that they wish they could do it all day.

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    1. I have coordinated after school programs in a middle school setting for about 5 years. The clubs that made the most impact were drama club, robotics, teen talk, girls on the run, girls for a change, drumming and OAmbassadors.


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