SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ (October 9, 2018) – Ava, age 10, used to struggle with math in school. But after school, Ava attends the Lehi Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCS), located in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, where she takes advantage of the Club’s Power Hour homework help program. Because of her dedication coupled with Power Hour led by Lehi Branch staff, Ava does her homework every day and is now an “A” student.
Power Hour is an interactive, after-school homework assistance program for children aged 6 to 18 years. Unlike assignments done in class, Power Hour work is conducted in a fun after-school environment with Club youth development professionals, adults or older students who supervise homework completion.
“It is important that kids have a dedicated time and place to complete their homework, especially for kids whose parents aren’t able to help at home,” said Curt McReynolds, BGCS Chief Operation Officer. “Our staff utilize a variety of methods and apply real-life skills to the learning process.”
After seeing the results of her hard work, Ava spends her time in the Learning Center with a more positive attitude. She is excited and eager to get her homework finished.
“At the Club, I get my homework done and help when I need it during Power Hour,” said Ava. “The Learning Center is a quiet place where I can focus.”
“Last year transformed Ava’s mindset about homework,” said Samantha Lyons, Learning Center staff member. “Ava was discouraged by her math homework, but we encouraged her to not give up. Ava does her homework every day and continues to be dedicated to improving her grades in math and other subjects. We are so proud of her achievements.”
Power Hour homework help is part of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale’s Globally Competitive Graduate initiative which is offered at all nine branch locations. On average, 113 kids attend the Lehi Branch after-school program each day. The average daily attendance for after-school programming at all nine Greater Scottsdale Clubs is 1,329.
To find a Branch near you or learn more about our programming, visit www.bgcs.org.