Academic Support

Students complete an academic support intake at the beginning of the school year. This intake form includes information about the school that the young person attends, academic strengths, challenges, goal setting, course schedules including teacher and guidance counselor names. VAYLA staff meets individually with our young people to follow up with them about their courses and academic goals. Every afternoon from 4:30-5:30 PM, college tutors, community volunteers, and VAYLA staff supports young people in successfully completing their homework and oversee homework workshops. VAYLA staff collaborates regularly with teachers and principals to support and extend the learning that takes place in school. Leah Effron, Youth Development Coordinator, holds office hours on Thursday from 5:30-7:00 PM to support young people with more extensive homework assignments, resume building, scholarships, and applications.

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