- YOUTH AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
The Youth “After School Homework Assistance and Enrichment Program” has been sponsored by the City of Kenner for the past 12 years. This program is designed to assists students in grades 2 – 8 with educational services and leadership training. Homework assistance and mentoring is provided to improve the youths’ learning ability, study habits, and successful outcomes at school. The program is offered directly after school during those hours when typically, parents are not at home from work. It provides a safe haven for students during this time and keeps them off the streets. The goal of the “After School Homework Assistance and Enrichment Program” is to empower our youth to become effective and productive citizens at home, school, and in their communities.
Students are provided assistance with homework, computer training, and life skills training, i.e. violence prevention, drug prevention, and exposure to alternative activities. Our program design fosters personal development to promote a sense of self-confidence in one’s abilities and self-regulation of academic achievements while helping one’s behavior.
Certified teachers are employed to assist program participants in Reading, Math, English, Social studies and preparation for standardized testing. Daily, program participants are provided counseling and support to equip them with the necessary skills to reduce the risk for self-destructive behavior. The dangers of drug & alcohol use, character development, social skills, as well as ways to resist peer pressure are taught.
The program is free for income eligible households and follows the Jefferson Parish Public School System calendar, i.e. when school is closed, the program will not be offered. Visit http://www.jppss.k12.la.us/ to view the school system calendar.
Registration and Enrollment
The program is offered Monday – Thursday, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., at 2 locations in the City of Kenner.
To enroll in the program, the following is required:
- A completed application
- Student must be in grades 2 – 8
- Kenner resident (Utility bill, lease, etc. required for verification)
- Copy of students’ birth certificate
- Copy of parent/guardian driver’s license
- Copy of last report card
If your child is struggling in school or with his or her homework, we encourage you to call or visit one of our after-school program sites to speak to staff about enrollment. Registration is on a first come first serve basis and enrollment is limited. The locations and contact information are as follows:
Hispanic Resource Center
4312 Florida Street Kenner, LA 70065
Martin Luther King Resource Center
1042 31st Street Kenner, LA 70065