Monday, April 16, 2012

Pre Stem Summer Science,Literacy and Math Camp

Project Uplift Tampa, Inc. will target and serve youth living in a high crime neighborhood of Pinnellas County. This neighborhood is known as North Greenwood (33755). The neighborhood Community Center is a nucleus of the neighborhood and a natural gathering place for adults and youth. Many community agencies provide services out of this site because of the accessibility(within walking distance to many of the homes). There are mostly African American families, youth from this group tend to be over represented in the juvenile justice system as well as at risk for failure in the school system. To get a quick peek of last years camp look on U-Tube , Projectuplift39

This is the 5th year of Pre-Stem Science,literacy and Math skill Camp. The Program will serve 75 youth ages 6-12. The youth will participate in academic tutoring and life skills programming three times a week for one-half hours per day.  Academic tutoring will be provided by endorsed science,reading and math teachers, adult and high school volunteers. Volunteers will be screened. Our Goal is to have a 5 to1 ratio.  Life Skills groups will focus on commitment to character, on cultural diversity, substance abuse, building a value system, self esteem and good decision making.

The program will see the following objectives (directly related to goals above);

95 % of program participants will not be involved in juvenile delinquent activities while in the program.

70% of programming participants receiving tutoring will either maintain their average GPA or will increase if it is below average in core academic courses while in the program

70% of program participants will either maintain or improve school attendance while in the program

90% of program participants will be able to identify adult role models and support persons.

Pre-Stem has expanded to 75 clients. Project Uplift is currently seeking funding to make it a year round program with teamsports, acting/ modeling programming to be added.