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Academic Success & The Arts
Developing Globally Competitive Graduates
These programs are designed to ensure that all Club members graduate from high school on time, ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st-century career. All of these programs are included free with membership, unless otherwise noted.
Power Hour: Making Minutes Count Shelton, Ansonia
This program for Club members in kindergarten through high school provides Club professionals with the strategies, activities, and resources to guide members in becoming sel f-directed learners. Designed specifically to help kids and teens with homework, this program is available after school Monday-Thursday. Dedicated youth development professionals and volunteers supervise each session and hep members complete their assignments for the day. When they finish their work, they may choose to participate in a variety of other engaging and educational activities to develop their skills even further. Power Hour is a great opportunity for kids and teens to get their homework completed in a quiet place with support from trained, caring staff. Permission slips are required before joining.
STEM Mentoring Shelton
The overall goal of STEM Mentoring is to positively impact the social development and academic achievement of youth ages 6-10. STEM Mentoring consists of fun, hands-on activities, group projects, and multimedia connections that engage mentors and mentees in variety of STEM topics, with a particular focus on conversation. Through weekly group mentoring sessions and additional STEM enrichment activities, youth are exposed to inspiring scientists, engineers, and conservationists, who represent a variety of careers and education pathways. By providing consistent, high-quality, STEM-focused mentoring experiences, STEM Mentoring encourages a reduction in high-risk behaviors, improvement of academic success indicators, and an overall increase in knowledge of and interest in STEM topics and careers for participating youth. Participation is free, and CLub members are invited to join in the Fall.
My.Future (Minecraft Club) Ansonia
My.Future provides members with a safe, fun digital platform to showcase their work and earn recognition in the form ost ars, bages, and master badges. it’s a space where kids can interact with each other—free from the prospect of cyberbullying—and share their accomplishments locally and nationally. It’s a great way to experience digital programming, make friends, and build a positive self-image through online achievement.
Team LEGO Ansonia
This program for 3rd – 6th graders focuses on developing members’ skills in leadership, teamwork, and communication throught he use of different LEGO projects. After each team has completed the project, the group discusses the different types of positive and negative actions that took place. Many of the members realize the power of their actions and try to implement the positive actions int heir daily lives.
MOVIA Shelton, Ansonia
Movie Makers Shelton