At Findley Elementary School, opportunities for learning don’t end when the final school bell rings.
Findley’s Achievement Gap After-School Program, which is administered by the John R. Grubb YMCA, creates a safe, welcoming environment focused on enrichment and achievement. Every day, students work with certified teachers on math and literacy and receive tutoring from our YMCA Youth Leaders. They also have access to homework help and silent reading time to develop themselves as great readers. After completing academic work, students get to take part in fun STEM projects led by our staff. These projects include everything from designing and building structures to writing code that controls robots.
The After-School Program is strengthened through the contributions of our great community partners. They include ISU Extension, which leads additional STEM activities; After School Arts Program, which delivers lessons across many different subject areas; Employee Family Resources, which equips students with skills to further their social and emotional development; and Wells Fargo, which provides Financial Literacy lessons to teach students about money and economics. Overall, students in our After-School Programs have been working hard while reaping the benefits of experiences that may not be available in a regular after-school program!
This week, our After-School girls will take part in a Girl Scout project. They created flyers and put them up around the school to promote a cookie booth they will operate on March 14th. The girls will be selling cookies to teachers and parents trying to earn rewards. This experience allows them to work on goal-setting as well as gain experience handling money.