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The vision of the Academic Foundations Tutoring Program is centered in the basic premise that all children can learn when they are nurtured and taught by knowledgeable and caring adults who believe in them and are committed to their growth. By organizing and empowering parents and recruiting and training an outstanding group of positive adult role models, the Urban League works to ensure the healthy intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual development of children living in economically disadvantaged areas.
Academic Foundations Tutorial Program
Since 2005, we have been a state approved provider of supplemental educational services (SES) and successfully served over 2,000 students attending schools in the Newark, East Orange, and Irvington school districts. Funded by The No Child Left Behind Grant (NCLB), our Academic Foundations Tutorial Program provides small group tutoring to students in grades 1 through 12 in Language Arts and Mathematics. Students who attend a school in need of improvement (SINI) and receive free or reduced lunch are eligible to receive free tutorial services. Our curriculum is researched based and closely aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards to ensure the effectiveness of services. Led by a team of highly qualified teachers and tutors, we provide quality individualized instruction and are committed to providing the highest level of service to our students and families. By improving the academic skills in our students, we are adding to a more educated and informed community which are key components in community development.
In addition, we have a proven track record of success- over 90% of the students served show academic improvement in Mathematics and Language Arts.
“This is a great opportunity for the children to get the extra help I can’t give them at home.”
-Parent of four students
“You pushed me, and because of that I learned how to push myself. You believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself.”
-7th grade student
“My experiences were great at the Urban League. I had trouble in math and language arts and soon after attending the Urban League my grades improved.”
-8th grade student
Enrollment periods vary depending on district, please call 973-624-9535 x156 for more information.