Pratt Achievers

After School Academic Programming

2016/2017 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


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.

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.

Public Achievement


Public Achievement is an award-winning, research based Community Service curriculum developed locally at the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship. Through Public Achievement, youth explore the themes of community, common interests, and democratic process. As a team, youth decide on an issue affecting their community, examine community assets and stakeholders, and develop an action plan to implement a Service Project. Public Achievement ends with a celebration of the students’ hard work!


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: Steve Schriver
  • Licensed Teachers
  • Mentors from U of MN YMCA
  • Volunteers from the University of Minnesota Service Learning


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


document Achievers Calendar from 10/3 to Winter Break   --  Check this calendar to be aware of any school days on which afterschool is not offered!
document Calendar from Winter Break to End of School Year   --  Check this calendar to be aware of any school days on which afterschool is not offered!
document GEMS & GISE Course Description   --  This document provides information on our unique STEM curriculum, GEMS & GISE
document Public Achievement Course Description   --  Information on the award winning Service Learning curriculum, Public Achievement.