The Promising After-School Programs Study, a study of about 3,000 low-income, ethnically-diverse elementary and middle school students, found that those who regularly attended high-quality programs over two years demonstrated gains of up to 20 percentiles and 12 percentiles in standardized math test scores respectively, compared to their peers who were unsupervised during the after school hours.
Research shows the most dangerous times for children and teens to get involved in risky behaviors is after school between the hours of 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The time when parents may not be home from work or school and children may be without adult supervision. Source: Lights On After School Program
Decreased Risky Behaviors: A meta-analysis by the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), reviewing close to six dozen studies of after school programs, found that students who participated in an after school program exhibited significant improvement in their feelings and attitudes and indicators of behavioral adjustment. Students in programs also saw reductions in drug use and problem behavior, such as aggression, noncompliance, and conduct problems.
In the era of COVID-19, Tech Generation Learning Center (TGLC) can help parents and schools by providing a safe community-based after school program and flexible learning model. Our Center provides students with 1:1 access to laptop computers and connectivity. TGLC offers tutoring services from qualified teachers for after school students in 4-hour learning sessions offered Monday-Friday from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. We can also schedule extended learning sessions to meet parents' needs. Students can work on their school assignments and educational programs while at the center to keep them from falling behind. Our staff follows the CDC recommendations for social distancing, hand-washing, cleaning, sanitizing, and wearing masks and gloves daily. TGLC is licensed by the MSDH.
Through a partnership with the "Doing Good Matters" Foundation, TGLC will offer healthy snacks and hot meals to students enrolled in our After School, Extended Learning and Summer Camp programs. Children can concentrate best on learning when their stomachs are not empty. Our After School students receive a healthy snack when they arrive. Beginning this Fall, they will also be served a hot supper. One of for our favorite meals is chicken spaghetti with a green salad, whole wheat toast, mandarin oranges, milk and water. We care deeply about our students health and nutrition and offer a variety of menu choices weekly. Research shows that 1 in 4 Mississippians go to bed hungry. Source: FeedingAmerica.org
Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, only staff and students are allowed inside the center. Please call or email for questions and information. Parents can contact us via text, phone and in- person by appointment. Our goal is to limit staff, students and parents exposure to the Coronavirus. Thank you for your patience.
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