Current Educational Programs
After-School Tutoring Program (ASTP)
Fifty students from the Montclair area in grades 2-12 are tutored on a one-on-one basis by volunteer tutors, from the community. Tutors include retirees from industry and education, honors high-school students, students from area colleges and universities. Students receive one-hour sessions in either math/science or language arts/social studies, at the Montclair Public Library. Tutoring includes pre and post-testing with tutors providing bi-annual progress reports. This program is run from September-May.
Eligible students from our ASTP are offered gratis backpacks filled with nutritious mealtime ingredients on a once-a-week basis to help our families in meal-planning to fit their busy schedules. Students return empty backpacks and pick up filled ones.
Sunday afternoon small group workshops are offered in the Fall and Spring in Math FUNdamentals, Algebra Readiness, and Literacy/Language Arts. Sessions are taught by qualified teachers and instructors. Each session meets for five Sundays.
Summer Enrichment Program
Full-day summer enrichment program is offered to area students to help prevent ‘summer slide’ so students can maintain their skills and enter the fall semester ready to achieve. Classes in math, science, language arts, art and music, and physical education are offered daily during this four-week session. This year we will be offering computer programming and will also provide an empowerment workshop for girls and boys addressing study skills, time-management, social skills, and media. Classes are taught by qualified instructors in a small-group sessions. Students receive meals. Daytrips are included.
Resource Center Programs
Clothing Give Away
SNAP Registration at Toni’s Kitchen
Winter Coat Distribution
Backpack Program for After-School Tutoring Program