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Supplemental enrichment promoting academic success

Through after-school and summer programming offered onsite at the Academy, Scholar Athletes receive supplemental support to advance social and emotional learning (SEL) skills and habits central to academic success.

Academic Enrichment

BASE After-School Program

Available to third through eighth grade students in Wards 7 and 8, the program delivers holistic enrichment that focuses on reinforcing core academics with a particular emphasis on mathematics, enhancing problem-solving skills, and exploratory enrichment experiences that expose Scholars to new topics. The program runs three days a week during the school year and includes:

Study hall for structured support on homework and classroom content from Academy staff, peers, and volunteer mentors – including access to Chromebooks in order to complete web-based assignments and activities
Enrichment activities organized by Academy staff to engage Scholars in supplemental learning across a wide variety of topics including science experiments, poetry writing, woodworking, health and nutrition, and employment preparation
Mentoring through a weekly session with an adult volunteer who offers support in goal setting, communication, healthy relationships, critical thinking, and other guided topics

Virtual Summer Program

Due to COVID19 restrictions, the Academy adapted its summer program to a virtual format – offering short and interactive modules for grade level and mixed-age groups, “Fitness Fridays” movement with special guest instructors, and twice-weekly YBA PLAY TV episodes airing on Facebook
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