We focus to provide high-quality care for children that are likely to be placed in lower quality programs and less likely to receive necessary services
Currently a total of 19 students are studying at the Joyful Learning programs. We provide free homework assistance and tutoring for children and youth between 1st grade and 8th grade from Monday to Friday, 3:20 pm to 4 pm. Because most of the children from low-income families are way behind their cohort with rich parents and academic standards of public schools, it was essential to provide individualized attention and teaching by providing personal tutors.
The Math and Enrichment programs support children and youth to improve their math skills, reading and writing competencies by means of one-on-one tutoring sessions. Low-income immigrant children in the program will be more ready for academic success in school as their math and literacy skills are strengthened through homework and tutoring support. This will contribute to narrowing the achievement gap between disadvantaged children and more-affluent children in Palisades Park and neighboring towns, New Jersey.
Extracurricular Program : Music, Chess, and Art
Every student’s talents and aptitudes are different. However, the current education system is mainly focused on academic studies, with no room for extracurricular activities, such as music and art. Important extracurricular components have been omitted from schools, which restricts students from low-income families to explore their own talents and aptitudes. To bridge the gap, we brought professionals into the program so that students may learn and explore various kinds of skill sets to be able to find their talents and develop them.
Project-Based Learning Program
In order to deepen children’s understanding of the academic content, promote higher-level thinking, and strengthen cooperative learning skills and leadership, Give Chances also provides project-based learning opportunities during the summer programs. Lead teachers and volunteer tutors work with groups consisted of 3 to 4 children of mixed grades.