PROGRAM OVERVIEW

W.A.T.C.H  Youth Empowerment Academy: Target Group  (Boys 7 - 13 yrs old)

 

Building Character while Building Model Carspromotes self-esteem and directly addresses the four steps of knowledgeable growth;

Class Without Walls: a progressive arts immersion class that focuses on the ideology that the world is a classroom and everything seen and unseen is a form of artistic expression;

 

Money Matters: an in-depth approach to financial literacy for youth that equates money savvy with intelligence that reaches beyond the theory of financial awareness and responsibility into the practice of investment partnerships and wealth management. 

 

The Language of Technology: (Introduction to Computers) is the glue that brings the other programs to life for families, friends and surrounding community. Youth learn basic computer skills and software literacy while developing their final presentations.  Youth also acquire vital independence skills learning a second or third language via a self-paced foreign language computer software program. 

W.A.T.C.H. Great Debate: Target Group: (Boys 7-13 yrs old)

 

Great Debate Youth Empowerment Academy teaches teens the art of public speaking and the joy of creative writing. Through the program teens interested in visual arts, music, and public speaking will explore career opportunities in these fields. Throughout the program, teens will present their original works and new oratory skills at public performances. 

 

 

IMPACT Male Mentorship: Target Group: (Boys 7-13 yrs old)

 

This mentoring program will link at-risk males with mature males, in an effort to create well-rounded youth. The mentors will develop and strengthen relationships with young males ages 7 -13. These relationships will be fostered through objectives programming within four key areas; academics, culture, politics, and community services. Parents, please be available, via phone, between the above stated hours. Snack is provided for this program.

 

 

It Takes One to Make One: Target Group: (Boys Grades 6th-12th)

This program provides a holistic approach and investigates career possibilities that might exist, in Chicago, through the development of a Community Garden.

 

G.O.A.L.S. (Go On And Live Successfully): Target Group: (Boys & Girls Grades 9th-12th)

A newly designed violence prevention summer program with an emphasis on teaching youth how to “LIVE” life to the fullest, while discovering and developing the gifts that lie within them. WATCH’s new G.O.A.L.S. program offer academic and career development support to participants and focus on teaching Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills. 

 

Aunt Dicie's Book Club: Target Group: (Boys & Girls 6-12 yrs old)  

This program invites children who live in the blocks surrounding 7700 South Carpenter, Chicago, IL 60620, to come to my home once a week to read and share stories of books on my porch.  After a few young teenagers coming to me to ask for help with reading, I thought It would be great idea to keep children engaged in reading doing the summer by inviting them to sit on my porch have a snack and read a book.

One Block One Porch One Book: Target Group: (Boys & Girls 6-12 yrs old) 

 

A spin-off of Aunt Dicie's Book Club. This program is open to blocks on the South and West side of Chicago who would like to take the model of Aunt Dicie's book club and make it their own in their prospective areas. The goal is to keep Children engaged in reading during the summer.