We are funded through a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant from the SC Department of Education (21st CCLC).
The Afterschool program at Woodmont Middle serves 6th graders who need extra support to make a successful transition into the academic and social rigors of middle school. Our program offers homework assistance, snack, character building education, career focused education, team building activities, activities to promote self-esteem, and a variety of education oriented field trips along with guest speakers and family literacy nights. Students also enjoy extra-curricular activities such as tennis lessons and poise and personal development classes.
To provide a healthy, safe environment for students to help them transition from elementary to middle school academically and socially through project-based learning, team building activities, and character education.
In addition to daily homework assistance and project-based learning lessons, at Woodmont we provide enrichment activities such as CATCH fitness curriculum, “Girl Power” and “Guy Power” focus groups, Club Day activities, theatre classes, Junior Achievement career and entrepreneurial instruction, Family Literacy Nights, and Coaches 4 Character field experiences.
At Woodmont we could always use volunteers to help tutor our students, donate healthy meals for Family Nights, provide one on one reading with students, and guest speakers who can talk about their careers or special interests.
Hours of Operation
The program operates Monday-Thursday 3:15-6:15.
Number of Students Served
We serve 35 6th graders and a few 7th graders who responded well during the 6th grade program and still need additional support.
A student was having difficulties with rising above outside influences. Gang related activity was part of their older family members’ lives. The student came to our program with an open mind and heart. He joined various activities with the program. He was rewarded for awesome behavior and grades with a one on one game with the basketball coach. The student is joining a guys group with the Phoenix Center upon completion of the CIS program at Woodmont this year. He chooses to gain the knowledge his teachers were offering and behave even when his friends are not.