(Mamaroneck)–As the beginning of school approaches, we received this notice from a great local program:
In response to emerging need patterns observed over the five years the local Academics, Literacy and Literary (ALL) Assistance Program has been in existence, this year its directors are offering increased one-on-one math, science, and language arts tutoring free of charge to students in the greater Mamaroneck area seeking continuing or incidental help with their school work.
In recognition that children of single parents, children residing in households where language might be a barrier, or in which both parents work may be at educational risk, since they may not be getting get the at-home homework and other educational guidance other students enjoy, the Academics, Literacy and Literary (ALL) Assistance Program was conceived as a proactive way to help keep such students from falling behind in school performance.
Founded in 2007 with the help of a $10,000 seed grant from the Village, and a subsequent $5,000 supporting grant from the Mamaroneck Schools Foundation, the program has remained in operation ever since, using operating funds provided by community supporters.
To date the program’s primary function has been in providing after school homework and SAT/college entry preparation assistance to students of all grade levels, free of charge, regardless of income. During the 2010-2011 school year, however, several requests for subject by subject tutoring led program organizers to add these services to the mix and as of this year they will become a regular core component.
The ALL program operates out of the Mamaroneck CAP Center, 134 Center Avenue, Mondays through Thursdays, 6 pm to 7:30 pm, and this year will officially begin on Monday, September 12th. Parents and students interested in availing themselves of ALL Program services or seeking further information may call CAP Center Director Guisela Marroquin at 698-7140, or All Program Director Lee Stringer at 826-1360. The Mamaroneck CAP Center is a satellite agency of the Westchester Community Opportunity Program (WESTCOP) in Elmsford.
–submitted by the ALL Program