After School Program
Education is the key to unlocking a prosperous future, and it is one of our top priorities at WRAP. Burmese youth and adults are faced with significant hurdles to obtaining the educations they deserve, beginning with the language barrier but also including the pressures of assimilating into a new educational culture and meeting family obligations as well as educational obligations. These challenges will extend into all facets of their lives. These services are especially critical at a time when the public schools do not always have all of the resources necessary to support this population and English language learners in general.
Our After School Program aims to address these needs. Children and youth homework help sessions occur twice a week during our WRAP evening activities on Mondays and Thursdays. We strive to place tutors one-on-one with students to help them through their homework which can include learning the alphabet or helping with essays or science projects. Every child must read for at least 20 minutes during these evenings to support and maintain reading skills. We also have two Chromebooks available for students to use to complete any online assignments and to use digital classroom tools to support their learning.
During the summer in order to combat the “summer slide” in reading skills we hold reading groups once a week where children and youth work their way through summer reading books and assignments from the Worcester Public Schools.