The Cornell After-School Program operates under the federal Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant. The mission of our 21st Century Community Learning Center is to provide extended learning opportunities in a safe, drug-free environment. This is done in partnership with local, community, and county resources for all youth and adults to support their educational and societal needs to enable them to become lifelong learners.
Vision and Values of Cornell After-School Program
1. Help kids succeed at all levels! a. Academically i. Homework help ii. Common Core Standards-based Enrichment b. Socially i. Community atmosphere at snack and group times ii. Character Education Focus c. Emotionally i. OFI (Opportunity For Improvement) – For behavior issues ii. Compliment circles, caring adults 2. Build Strong Connections! a. Kids to Kids i. Integrate age groups ii. Encourage friendships, “buddies” and helping one another b. Kids to Adults i. Adults engaged, joyful, talking, and listening to students during After School ii. Adults helping/encouraging during homework & enrichment c. After School to Families i. Family nights ii. Greet/welcome parents whenever possible d. After School to Day School i. Utilize email and websites ii. Attend staff meetings e. After School to Community i. Service Learning Projects ii. “Discover Cornell” field trips iii. Care Center Connection
To promote academic success in our schools
To expand educational, recreational, cultural, and support services for lifelong learning.
To provide quality supervised extended learning opportunities.
To develop partnerships with families, schools, and our communities.
Our main office and operations are located within the Cornell Elementary School Building