Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center (GECRC) and CCSD89 (D89) have partnered to open a new GECRC site in D89. Objectives are to enroll 40 low-income ELL (English Language Learner) middle school students, who are currently deemed at academic risk. Through participation in the GECRC after school tutoring and mentorship program, students will improve their academic skills, while finding the social and emotional support needed for academic readiness and success.
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The Glen Crest program will meet from 3:30 to 4:40 pm (4 days/week) during the school year and is designed to address the unique needs of 6th-8th grade students, provide homework assistance, and prepare students for social and academic success in high school. GECRC volunteer tutors come from all walks of life; retired teachers, former and current parents in the district, local college students, as well as local high school students. Throughout the year, enrichment activities such as art, science, technology, chess, and book clubs will be available to students.
D89 is providing GECRC in-kind donations of space at Glen Crest Middle School, bus transportation, student assessment data, and one Classroom Coordinator. GECRC will oversee the program by providing two additional staff and the recruitment and coordination of community volunteers.