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
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.
BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT COMPONENT
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).
HOW YOU CAN HELP
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.
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.