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2014 Grantee: Center of Help, Inc. (Centro de Ayuda)

Homework Help and Leadership Development Program

The Homework Help and Leadership Development program is an educational program for Hispanic students, aged 6 to 18 years old, from Germantown Elementary, Mills Parole Elementary, Bates Middle, and Annapolis High School.

The students meet with volunteer tutors every Saturday at the Center of Help from 10:00 a.m. to noon to receive homework help, English and Math lessons, and to participate in field trips and activities that broaden their exposure, teach them about American culture and foster integration into the community. This Saturday program provides the students with another day to practice English and is a safe alternative to being left at home, as many of their parents work on Saturdays.

Currently 14 students are participating, with 85% showing improvement in grades and 80% improving in English and Math scores. The Center for Help expects to include a total of 40 students in the program this year.

AAWGT has provided partial funding for the salary of the Executive Director and the stipend paid the Volunteer Maryland Coordinator as well as books and and other operating expenses.

Tennis Practice

Shown to the right are pictures of students in their tennis practice from Fall 2014. The Center for Help did this program in partnership with the Tennis Alliance. AAWGT funding and other sources made it possible to pay for transportation and the snacks prior to the practice.
Academics were from 10AM to 11:45AM, and the kids had their Tennis Practice for 6 weeks, from Noon to 1PM.

This will be repeated starting in April 2015.

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