After School Access and Enrichment at Nagel
This program provides after-school computer access, tutoring and enrichment every Tuesday & Thursday for Nagel Middle School students. The Foundation pays for the teachers’ stipends and the cost of the buses to transport students home from the tutoring sessions.
Starting with the 2017-18 school year, the Foundation will also be paying the teacher stipend for the Nagel after-school activities coordinator. Students participating in after-school clubs can also use the buses we provide.
The need: Middle school is a critical transition time for students, who often require additional emotional and academic support. The after-school program gives them a supervised environment between the end of the school day and when their parents return home from work. Students can also receive extra tutoring from a certified teacher on subjects with which they may be struggling. In addition, for those students that do not have computers at home, computer access allows them to do the research they need to complete assignments. A key component of this program is the bus transportation home because it allows more students to participate.
Results: During the 2016-17 school year 40 to 60 students regularly attended. Students and parents alike have commented that it is an important part of the academic support they receive.