Future Ties provides after-school programming five days per week for about 40 elementary school students. Adult volunteers, as well as young people from the community, serve as role models and tutors for participants.
In the after-school program, children receive homework help and participate in life skills workshops about topics like nutrition and conflict resolution. Participants have access to technology to build their computer skills with the supervision and guidance of adult mentors. Future Ties also uses Scholastic’s ReadAbout literacy program and project-based learning to supplement what the children are learning in school.