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Students Succeed at Great South Bay YMCA’s After-School Tutoring Program

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The Y’s After-School Tutoring program provides advanced homework and tutoring services to area students. Children are in a safe, structured program that exposes them to positive values, good role models and receive quality academic assistance.

National Grid Foundation’s support provides two Y staff members offering tutoring and homework help while overseeing the Homework Center. Students arrive after school and can enjoy a snack before beginning their work. Those students struggling with grades and completing their lessons can go to the Homework Center to receive the help that they need whether in the classroom or computer lab.

Staff members and parents see the student accomplishments. Staff member Amanda said, “Homework time allows staff members to provide their knowledge and experience to children. Students struggling with their homework and studies really appreciate the guidance from our staff. Some of the children have Spanish assignments to complete if they attend the dual-language program. It has been amazing to see students improve their grades by working with our staff.”

A parent observes her son’s accomplishment. “My children currently attend the After Care program. I know my first grader tends to have struggles with homework time due to lack of focus or interest. He has been working very closely with one of his counselors during homework time and he is absolutely improving. She helps him focus on his handwriting skills, brainstorming and reading.”

Bob Pettersen, Executive Director of Great South Bay YMCA, says, “The main accomplishment is simple. We assist kids with their schoolwork helping to ensure they are successful at school. It’s also a big help to parents. We also help students who had delays because of the impacts from COVID. It was clearly shared that COVID caused student performance to struggle. This program gave students the extra academic time to help them catch up!”

Students Succeed at Great South Bay YMCA’s

​After-School Tutoring Program