Community Partners for the 2016-17 School Year
Read to a Child
1st, 2nd, and 4th Grades
Wednesdays or Thursdays; 10:30 - 11:00 AM or 11:10 - 11:40 AM
Read to a Child offers a program designed to make volunteering easy: the lunchtime reading program. This program brings adult volunteers into elementary schools for read-aloud sessions. Just one lunch break a week is all it takes for a child to become a stronger, more enthusiastic reader. Select students were nominated by their classroom teacher. Students meet with their mentor once a week during their lunch period.
Tia Russell Dance Studio
1st - 4th Grades
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Tia Russell Dance Studio is an organization fully invested in youth and desires them to become successful in all aspects of their lives. They encourage their students to take pride in themselves as well as the talents they possess. The Tia Russell Dance Studio helps students explore their talents by offering instruction in a ballet, Hip Hop, and West African dance.
5th - 8th Grade Girls
Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:15 - 5:00 PM
Wings is a social development & etiquette program. Diva Gems helps to mold, shape, and empower girls into becoming the B.E.S.T (Belonging, Expression, Spirit & Truth) they can be. The program is supported by motivational speakers and local entrepreneurs. Diva Gems' motto is: Building STRONG girls to become STRONG women. They do this one girl at a time.
Math Counts Club
6th - 8th Grades
Tuesdays, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Students will be challenged with thought-provoking, non-routine and fun problems that will engage the students and enhance their problem solving skills. The Math Counts Club prepares students to compete for a place on the team that will participate at the Math Counts Competition in February.
JZAMP (Jones-Zimmermann Academic Mentoring Program)
7th & 8th Grades
Mondays and Wednesdays
Mentoring Program that pairs students at Wexler-Grant to students at Yale to provide academic tutoring and social mentorship. This program identifies youth who are susceptible to dropping out of school and implements a model of early intervention to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and tools to continue their education through high school and even college.