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After School Program

MENTORING & AFTER
SCHOOL PROGRAM

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Our after school program is geared towards 8-12 year olds. We operate after school Monday - Thursday from 4:00pm - 6:30pm. Students complete homework/studying with Tulane University students on-site (if needed), actively work with mentors, participate in physical fitness activities or athletic training and will receive a free meal daily. Although education is important in our program, students that need extensive academic assistance should not use our program as an alternative to getting specialized assistance.

Our mentoring program is geared towards 13-18 year old youth. We require a check-in, at minimum, twice a week with mentors to provide updates on their improvement plans that are curated to their specific needs and or to participate in enrichment activities. 

*All students are required to participate a minimum of  2 days per week to remain active. 

Who: Students age 8-18 years old

When: After School Fall & Spring

Cost: Free

Time: Monday - Thursday 3:00pm - 6:30pm

Location: MT Athletic Academy - 3445 Toledano Street NOLA 70125

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ENRICHMENT

Therapy Session

Nutrition Education

Life Skills

STEM Activities

Career Development 

Post Graduation Preparation

Youth Development

*Our schedule is subject to change depending on the needs of the youth we serve.

ATHLETIC SUMMER CAMP

Cultivating Youth Athletic Summer Camp hopes to assist our youth in the community with discovering a healthy lifestyle coupled with athletic skills, literacy, life skills, entrepreneurship, different career exploration breakouts, a summer trip & more!

WHO: Athletic boys and girls between 8 - 12 years old

WHEN: June 5, 2023 - July 14, 2023

TIME: 9am - 4pm | Before Care: 8am - 9am | After Care: 4pm - 5pm

2023 SESSIONS

1. June 5th - 9th

2. June 12th - 16th

3. June 19th - 23rd

4. June 25th - 30th

5. July 5th - 7th 

6. July 10th - 14th


INCLUDES

Breakfast, Lunch, Weekly Activities (Swimming, Library, Culinary Lessons, Field Trips, Financial Literacy Course) and Campcation 

LOCATION

MT Athletic Academy - 3445 Toledano Street NOLA 70125

 

FOOD

Breakfast and lunch are provided. Campers should bring a bottle of water and snacks daily. Campers are allowed to bring lunch, food delivered during camp is not allowed. 

CAMP ATTIRE

Campers are required to wear closed-toe shoes, wear athletic apparel, bring sunscreen and mosquito repellent daily. 

 

SWIMMING

Bathing suits and swimming shorts are mandatory on swim days. NORD pool will not allow youth to swim in cotton shorts and/or tops.

 

Athletic Summer Camp

DAILY SCHEDULE

8:00am - 9:00am: Before Care

9:00am - 9:30am: Breakfast/Morning Motivation

9:30am - 10:30pm: Outdoor Activities

10:30am - 11:00am: Cool Down/Electronic Free Time

11:00am - 12:00pm: Athletic Skills Training/Breakout

12:00pm - 12:30pm: Lunch

12:30pm - 1:00pm: Free Time

1:00pm - 1:30pm: Meditation Time

1:30pm - 2:00pm: Academic Breakout

2:00pm - 2:30pm: Team Building Activity

2:30pm - 3:00pm: Athletic Play

3:00pm - 4:00pm: Electronics, Movie or Games

4:00pm - 5:00pm: After Care

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

Library 

Culinary Cooking 

Field Trips 

Swimming 

Small Business Operations

Financial Literacy 

The itinerary is subject to a slight change on some days due to scheduled trips and/or weather.

CAREER EXPLORATORY

Career exploratory is helping youth identify their interst and possible career choice post graduation. We then partner youth with a professional in the career of their interest to have a hands-on experience in that career. Some of the careers we have partnered with: chefs, pilots/aviation, lawyer/judge, law enforcement, professional athletes, cosmetologist, musicians, etc.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Baseball/Softball

Basketball

Field Sports

Soccer

Volleyball

Boxing

Reading & Research Fundamentals

Art

Music

Media

Real Estate

Financial Literacy 

Culinary Lessons

Dress for Success

Small Business Friday

Swimming

SUMMER CAMPCATION

Campcation is typically a 3 day trip that we take with the campers. The campers pay for their own trip with the proceeds of their small business sales. It is the last week of camp. ​

2022 STUDENT SKILLS & DRILLS TRAINERS

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Youth Development

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Employment: Because our program is centered around physical activity and athletic training, we hire student athletes on collegiate and high school levels to teach and mentor our youth. 

Career Development: We place youth with professionals to experience their career interest hands-on. 

Education: We provide tutoring two to three times a week with our collegiate student tutors. The youth can do routine homework, get tutoring on a specific subject, help with projects and assignments.

 

Cooking Lessons: We have a chef that does cooking lessons weekly with our youth. She teach quick, healthy meals and snacks that the youth can prepare with little money and little to no assistance. 

 

Art: We have an art teacher that comes in weekly to teach different techniques while mentoring and allows our youth to express themselves artistically.

 

Technology: We take weekly library trips to ensure that each child has a library card and also allow them to utilize the computers for research and development. If there are no school needs that requires library use, we teach them to research the careers/subjects that interest them and to learn as much as they can.

 

Mentors: Our mentors are selected based on their lived experiences and teach the youth conflict resolution, boundaries and respect through effective communication.

 

Social Worker: We have a licensed clinical social worker that we partner with to deal with traumatic experiences. 

 

Transportation: We transport our youth and families to and from events.

PARENT SUPPORT

Parent Support

Nutrition: Offer parent workshops that education parents on the value of the nutrition and the importance on what we feed our body and how it effects the development of our youth. 

Cooking Lessons: Personal chef does cooking workshops with parents. Teach quick, healthy meals and snacks that the youth can prepare with little money and little to no assistance. 

Education: Require reports on their child's academic, behavior and social progress. Where there is an academic struggle, we provide assistance and a behavior issue, we provide mentoring and an improvement plan.

Emergency Response: Provide crisis counseling and emotional support.   

Advocacy: Help parents advocate for their families in medical, social, educational spaces.

Legal: Partner with the organization Voices of the Experienced (VOTE) to help parents understand their rights, exercise their right to vote and amend laws.

Parent/Child Relationship: Get insight on the struggles of parenting from the perspective of the child and parent. Work to build, restore and improve relationship. Advocate on behave of the child where they feel unheard and unseen.    

 

Program Input: The expectation is that parents and Cultivating Youth work together to care for the youth the program serves. Parents are asked input on the needs of the youth which helps shape the curriculum of the program. 

Social Worker: We have a licensed clinical social worker that we partner with to deal with traumatic experiences. 

 

Transportation: Transport our youth and families to and from events.

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