By the time kids living in low-income communities reach 6th grade, they suffer from having a 6,000 hour learning gap in comparison to middle class peers.

Our Programs

Coaching4Change (C4C) partners with schools to customize and design high quality out of school learning opportunities in low-income communities.

Coaching4Change after school programs expand learning opportunities during the school year to provide targeted interventions that improve academic and social skills.

By partnering with principals and teachers to align the program with the school goals and academic standards. Coaching4Change uses small group instruction and project based curricula to ensure personalized learning.

The Coaching4Change cost-efficient after school model follows these core elements:

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  • C4C is led by certified teachers, trained college students, and local high school students (Ratios: 1 Teacher; to 4 College Students; to 8 High School students; and to 32 Middle School Students)

  • C4C uses project based learning curriculum units which are aligned with state standards to develop academic and social skills

  • C4C organizes field trips to local colleges

  • C4C designs parent engagement events

  • C4C evaluates students' progress on a weekly and semesterly basis.

Our Model

We match middle school students with high school and college students from the community in a small group setting.  These mentoring groups become small "growth teams" focused on social emotional learning and academics. The C4C after school interventions engage youth through mentoring, physical activity, and academic enrichment.

Quick Facts Sheet

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Hours per Day: 2.5
Days per Week: 2 to 4
Weeks per School Year: Up to 30
Total Hours of Additional Learning: Up to 300 per year
MS Students per Site: 64 to 128

Program Model

Certified teachers, along with trained college and high school students, lead up to 30 weeks of enrichment experiences which are aligned to the school's academic and social goals.

C4C program site staff receive over 50 hours of training on C4C Program model, group management, project based learning, data based analysis, and more.

C4C Program Components

Cross-age Mentoring - College students mentor high school students and together they mentor and support the middle school students.

Project Based Learning Curriculum - Hands-on enrichment activities aligned with the Common Core standards.

College Exposure - Students are exposed to the college experience via college visits, sitting in on college classes, meeting college professors, and more.

Community Building - C4C hosts "Parent Nights" to showcase student achievement and program activities.

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