What is Rising STARS?
It is an after school tutoring program, taught by KE teachers, that enables students to improve their grades, increase self-esteem, build confidence, and develop positive mentoring relationships. Students develop a sense of pride and accomplishment as their study, home work habits, behavior, and social skills improve. Students learn how to work productively with others, exercise personal responsibility, and set and meet high standards and goals for themselves, building important skills for school, work, and life success.
Rising STARS will provide 30-40 minutes of tutoring time and academic support activities per program day. Activities are designed to complement the school day curriculum and support learning objectives.
Rising STARS will provide social skill-building activities, computer games, and a group snack/drink time each day after school. The program provides an environment that strengthens character, focusing on the values of honesty, respect, responsibility and caring.
Rising STARS will provide bus transportation for each participating student free of charge.