ED101, Inc. - Where Knowledge Begins.
Afterschool Programs

ED101, Inc. partners with local churches, community centers, nonprofit youth organizations and others to create and administer afterschool programs designed for elementary and middle school students. Our afterschool model is a tutoring, dropout prevention and behavioral intervention program for potentially at-risk youth in grades 3-8. With a focus on reading, math and behavior management training, ED101 hopes to empower students to reach their fullest potential and encourage them with positive mentor relationships in their own communities.  

With volunteer tutors from partner organizations, ED101, Inc. administers and oversees the academic portion of each program. In addition to homework time, educational games and creative recreation, computer-based tutoring components are aligned to state standards and reported to administrators, teachers and parents through real-time internet monitoring and e-mail. All tutors undergo SLED background checks and report to ED101 for training, progress monitoring and effectiveness.

  • READING: Grade-level skills are developed using iStation, an interactive online curriculum which integrates subject-area content with strategic reading skills with a focus on phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Continual online assessment charts individual progress and provides response to intervention instruction (RTI).

  • MATH: Instruction will focus on SC grade-level standards using the Voyager Math system, which raises math scores and knowledge with an active, multi-sensory approach that spotlights basic applied skills, uses a hands-on approach and reinforces knowledge with games, projects and fun. Group and individual activities strengthen rote memorization skills needed for effective recall.  

Problem solving, anger management, dealing with peer pressure and goal setting are just a few of the age-appropriate skills taught in the WhyTry behavior management program, currently used in over 5,000 schools nationwide. All sessions are interactive and led by caring youth leaders certified in the WhyTry curriculum.

Class sessions are typically held at local churches and community centers  (typically 2:30-5 p.m. at least three days a week).

  • Volunteer to become a tutor or mentor to students in your own community. All program staff must undergo a SLED background check before being approved to work with children in our programs.
  • Donate or suggest an ideal community meeting place (church fellowship hall or classrooms, community center classrooms, etc.) for ED101 afterschool programs. Class space is preferred for up to 20 students. High-speed wireless internet access as well as proper heating, air and fire protection is required.

To learn more about ED101's afterschool programs or any of our services, please Contact Us or e-mail info@ed101.org.