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Nationwide After School

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.

Homework Support

We provide free homework assistance and tutoring for children and youth between 1st grade and 8th grade from Monday to Friday. The hours of the afterschool program are flexible and adapted to different time zones. Because most children from low-income families are proven to fall behind in academics in comparison to more affluent families, Give Chances believes that in order to hold all students to the same academic rigor and standards it is essential that we provide individualized attention and teaching. Tutors ensure children’s homework completion and comprehension of the underlying concepts.

Math/English Enrichment

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. Providing remedial support in Math and English aims to support children’s competence and understanding in core academic subjects.

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.

How does Virtual Tutoring Work?

We are also operating a virtual tutoring program, allowing students to learn synchronously together with volunteers. Volunteer teachers interact with students in real time while working on assignments and other tasks together at the student’s pace.

The positive effects to virtual tutoring are :
  • Increasing student access to be nationwide
  • Unlimited to space
  • Students learn according to their abilities and needs
  • Tutors are flexible with students’ progress and pacing may differ
  • Timely feedback between tutor and student takes place
  • Students learn comfortably and effectively

Teachers provide remote instruction to students by using Zoom breakout rooms, Khan Academy, Epic libraries and other programs.

  • Zoom: used as our main communication platform to provide teaching
  • Khan Academy: An online learning platform for students to exercise their math
  • Epic: Epic is an online library. With bountiful resources, every student have their own account to compile the books they have read

Who, When & Where?

  • Participant: Grade 1-8
  • Dates & Time: Mon - Fri (4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST)
  • Location:
          Online (Zoom)
          Offline (Lyndhurst center: 250 Stuyvesant Ave, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071/
          Parsippany Center: 356 Changebridge Rd, Pine Brook, NJ 07058)

**If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:  info@givechances.org or give us a call at 201-266-0640.

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