UGM-TC Makes Learning Fun!
Posted: August 13, 2018
Another fun-filled summer has come to an end. The children at UGM-TC enjoyed a busy schedule of camps, field trips and other recreational activities. They are now preparing to begin another school year filled with unlimited opportunities. However, children experiencing homelessness can experience difficulties in the classroom with their peers due to low self-image and lack of social skills.
At UGM-TC, every child is enrolled into the Children’s Enrichment Program. This program provides them with a safe, consistent and fun place to learn, and gives them the basic tools they need to do well in school and in life. These tools include:
- One-On-One tutoring: Every child is required to attend after-school tutoring four days a week for two hours each evening. This program focuses on finding each child’s strengths and weaknesses, and developing a plan of action to overcome the child’s educational obstacles. Laptops and a computer lab with learning software are also available to further their education.
- Good News Club: The Good News Club is a children’s bible study held every Monday. Volunteers bring exciting bible lessons to life with colorful materials. This time includes songs, Scripture memory and other games and activities focused on the lesson’s theme.
- Pre-K Reading Program: Pre-K children attend a reading program to pique their interest in books and learning. This provides them with a head start toward achieving in school. They also have access to our Dr. Seuss-themed Children’s Library at the Mission.
- Science Projects: We partner with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History to further children’s learning.
- Early Childhood Program: This class for parents of children up to five years of age focuses on the stages of child development and teaches parents the importance nurturing activities with their children.