The Education Room is connected to our Technology Center, creating a link between educational enrichment and the use of technology. The Education Room boasts a SMART Board (interactive technology white board), a library, and a variety of games and supplies.
Programs offered include:
Power Hour: Making Minutes Count!
This engaging homework help and tutoring program helps all Club members be more successful in school by providing homework help and tutoring and encouraging members to become self-directed learners. Members get credit for each hour that they complete homework, work on projects, study, and read in the Ed-room. Power points are tracked on charts with incentives given for milestones including awards, special prizes, and invitations, to bi-yearly recognition parties. All supplies necessary for homework and project completion are provided including pencils, paper, tablets for research, books, scissors, glue, etc. Individual and small group tutoring is available free of charge to all members.
STEM Mentoring In partnership with First Pic and Sea Research 24 mentees are paired with 6 mentors. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are explored over three modules Creature Craze, Quick Ball Math, and World of Water. Mentees and Mentors meet weekly.
Project Learn Strategies Project Learn is based off of the premise that the more out of school time used for fun educational activities the better members will do when they are in school. Through the Strategies program fun educational activities are offered on a daily basis. These include writing contests, Are You Smarter than a Fifth grader game, hangman, math races, story starters, trivia, spelling bees, sparkle, strategy sheets, mad libs, and much more.
Kiwanis K-kids Young Leaders Helping Others! K-Kids is a group for elementary aged Club members that builds good citizenship through service learning opportunities. In partnership with Kiwanis, young leaders are given the opportunity to make a difference in their community. K-Kids raise money for Shriners Circus through annual can tab collections and attend the Melha Shriner’s Circus.
Torch Club leadership and character building program for middle school aged members. Members elect officers, fundraise, plan and implement service projects focusing on education, health and fitness, social recreation, and service to both the Club and Community. Torch Club members engage in team building and leadership building exercises. Torch Clubs have an option to attend a Leadership Summit, and participate in National Torch Club competitions.
Jr. SMART GIRLS Middle school girls ages 11-13 are invited to participate in the Jr. SMART Girls program. Jr. SMART GIRLS aims to create a positive and supportive environment where girls feel safe and can learn how to have healthy lifestyles. Through engaging activities, open discussions, guest speakers, and fieldtrips participants build self-esteem, form positive peer relationships, and learn about topics relevant to being a tween girl in today’s society.
Outloud Radio Club Sponsored by UNITED WAY. Members play word games and explore genres. They work alongside staff and mentors to complete their own written work in the genre of their choice. Outloud members then have the opportunity to visit the Westfield State University Community Radio WSKB 98.5 and read their original written work on the air. Families are invited to celebrate their child’s accomplishments in this program at a family engagement night including refreshments, word games, readings from members, a writing showcase and more.
Jr. Master Chef With the help of staff members learn the basic skills of cooking and creating new recipes. Members read and follow recipes, and prepare simple dishes.