Pratt Achievers

After School Academic Programming

2015/2016 School Year


East Side Neighborhood Services and Pratt Community 

School partner to provide a variety of fun, enriching 

and academic after school programs. After school programs 

are designed to close the achievement gap, help all students meet or exceed grade level 
 
benchmarks and further develop interpersonal and social skills.
 


Our Schedule

4:10-4:20pm – 100 Mile Club
4:20-4:30 – Healthy Snack
4:30-5:30 – Academic Groups
5:30-5:40 - Dismissal

 
Programs

Y-Mentors
Ten dedicated college students provide group mentoring. This gives Pratt youth the opportunity to meet many positive role models and build team skills. Mentors and students engage in activities around literacy and healthy living.

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides Pratt youth with a one-on-one
mentoring opportunity. Youth are “matched” with a with a volunteer “Big Brother” or “Big Sister”. Matches meet after school on Thursdays or during the lunch and recess hour. Matches spend program time in focused 1- on-1 activities such as reading, educational games, physical activities and/or art.

GEMS and GISE
The GEMS and GISE programs are award-winning science programs that energize students' excitement about the possibilities in cutting-edge science. The goal of these programs is for students to have measurable and significant gains in mathematics and science. This fall students will be engaged in learning the engineering design cycle through robotics and First Lego League.

Staff:

Pratt Achievers staff strives to have a low student to staff ratio. Class enrollment is 12 students per licensed teacher. In addition we utilize a number of qualified, well-trained and talented staff and volunteers including:

  • Program Manager: Kathryn Veryser
  • Licensed Teachers
  • Mentors from U of MN YMCA
  • Volunteers from the University of Minnesota Service Learning

Transportation:

  • Busing: An after school bus is provided for students who normally take the school bus.
  • Walking Bus: An after school walking bus will walk students to Glendale Neighborhood.
  • Parent Pick-Up: Parents can arrange to pick-up their child(ren) at 5:40pm by the Main Office.