BCP Operated Out-of-School Time Programs
To address the array of challenges faced by students from low-income families, BCP provides after-school and summer school services at some of its schools including the BCP After School Program at Wolfe Street Academy, the BCP 21st Century Community Learning Center at Govans Elementary, and the BCP After School Program at Frederick Elementary. All BCP after–school programs include rigorous academic instruction and a variety of engaging enrichment activities. Each program is tailored to meet the specific needs of the school community again following a high-quality replicable program model.
BCP operated After School & Summer School Programs are overseen by a full-time Director of Out of School Time (OST) Program. The OST Director and program staff are employees of the school and Baltimore Curriculum Project. This in-house model allows for greater alignment between day school, after school, and summer school, and program staff are fully integrated into the school culture. The academic teaching staff is typically recruited from the day school certified teaching staff. Our Enrichment Educators come from various backgrounds including the arts, sciences, education, social services fields, and more. Many are young adults, some with degrees and some pursuing degrees; some are day school staff as well. Volunteers are also essential members of the program “staff”. Each program relies on the work of volunteers to lead enrichment activities, provide one-on-one tutoring, assist in the classroom, and more.
Each program blends academic and enrichment opportunities into the day, typically adding 400 hours to the school year. Programs are free of charge to working families and incorporate family engagement events as well as parent workshops. Students receive homework help, tutoring, and healthy snacks and meals. Academic class subjects may vary from school to school based on each school’s specific areas of need, but each school incorporates STEM, literacy & math. BCP Academic Coaches oversee academic teaching staff to ensure rigorous academic instruction. Enrichment opportunities also vary by school and are based heavily on student interests. Enrichments have included activities such as Sailing, Yoga, Character Education, Physics, Girls on the Run, Robotics, Chess, String Instruments, and more!
All BCP operated programs are funded by grants and donations. Many amazing partner organizations provide additional services to students and families.
Click on the links below to learn more about each school and its After School / Summer School program.
Frederick Elementary School After School Program
Govans Dragons After Dismissal Program
Wolfe Street Academy After School Program