EXTENDED EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT EXPERIENCE
The Extended Educational Enrichment Experience (Quad E) consists of after school homework help and tutoring, which was held in 2013, and continues to be held at the Community Center located in Woodside Gardens Apartments, off of Forest Drive, where the latest group of Strengthening Families participants live. As a result, Quad E, in collaboration with the Newtowne Community Development Corporation (NCDC), sponsored a 5-weeks 2013 summer camp in Woodside Gardens for 28 children. NCDC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization developed in 2010 with the support of FLC, Inc. to help support programs for the residents of Woodside Gardens Apartments (a low-income subsidized community). Each day during the school year that school is open, an after-school tutoring session is held from 3 to 6 p.m. (and 1 to 4 p.m. on the days when schools close early). Most of the children participating attend Eastport Elementary and Annapolis Middle Schools. Thirty-three children participated in the 2013 summer camp.
What Makes QUAD E Unique
Academic and bio-psycho-social assessment. Families receive a thorough assessment leading to Individual Action Plans.
Information, referral, and case management services. Families are matched with the resources and are provided case management services according to their Individual Action Plans.
Tutoring. Students receive homework help and tutoring to improve their grades.
Enrichment Activities. Students participate in enrichment activities that help develop positive attitudes and behaviors that result in making good choices. Career exploration, performing and visual arts, character building, cultural and environmental awareness, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) awareness, and community service activities.
Mentors. Each child has an ongoing relationship with a caring adult.