Success for all students.
SBH’s Augustus F. Hawkins Literacy Program helps over 25 students on an annual basis by providing after-school literacy activities for students struggling with reading at grade level. The Literacy Program began in 2011 in response to the demand from local parents for a program to help with their children’s reading skills. The Literacy Program provides individualized homework help with reading related subjects, including vocabulary and spelling, and utilizes reading software and work modules that bolster in-class reading activities. Additionally, one-on-one reading opportunities with mentors is also provided to enhance pronunciation and build vocabulary skills. The Literacy Program aims to complete three goals: to provide a personal library for each child enrolled; to use culturally relevant teaching strategies, technology, and curriculum that incorporates empowerment and engagement for each student; and to provide an opportunity to build more productive and successful relationships between parent, child, school, and community.
The students attend the Literacy Center two days a week from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. Students read aloud with their mentors to work on pronunciation, vocabulary, and build important life skills, such as confidence levels and self-esteem. Additionally, the students play games, create art and crafts, and participate in fun activities that reinforce reading and literacy skills.
Fore more information and to sign-up for the program, contact:
Literacy Center Coordinator
Charles Martin Youth/Community Center