The mission of the GOLD After School Program is to develop our young people into constructive contributors to society by providing quality and tailored programming that focuses on instilling and reinforcing academic excellence, promoting and teaching responsible behavior and decision making techniques, and enhancing personal growth and enabling youth to become effective student leaders.
Many of GOLD's staff also work at AoA during the day in classrooms with our students, and therefore can provide assistance at a much higher level than staff who simply do after school. We strive at making GOLD an integral part of your students school life.
The vision of the GOLD After School Program is to not only become the premier after school program in the City of Alameda, but to also become a pillar of hope and opportunity throughout the community. Through the GOLD After School Program, every participating young person will learn how to proactively and cooperatively respond to differences and conflicts, express themselves creatively and effectively, be assertive by assuming leadership and taking initiative, and sharpen critical thinking skills; thereby achieving their full potential.
Here's our promise to you and your family:
We strive to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for all our students every single day.
We are always on time, ready to work, and ready to serve the students in our program.
We understand that learning does not end when the school day does, and learning is not an individual act.
We encourage all individuals involved in the lives of our youth to take an active part in their education every day.
We will constantly encourage our students to challenge themselves academically. Students will know that a quality education is the pathway to their success.
We will constantly encourage our students to reach out and try different hobbies and subjects, especially those which seem new or unique to the students.
We seek to understand our students’ experiences to best help and guide them.
We mean we say, and say what we mean.
We must hold ourselves to a very high standard, in our words and actions.
We model respect amongst each other, towards the students, towards parents, and others involved in the program. We do this, even if respect is not modeled towards us at times.
We take care of each other without hesitation. If we need help for any reason, we will have no shame in asking for it.
We do not give nor tolerate excuses or reasons for failure from anybody.
We are in the business of success, and failure is simply not an option!
The GOLD After School Program provides each young person with:
A safe place to learn and grow.
Ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals.
Life enhancing programs and character development experiences.
Hope and opportunity.
Objectively, the GOLD After School Program strives to:
promote academic merit.
widen student’s sense of self.
create a stronger awareness of consciousness and accountability.
understand the importance of community and civic contribution.
motivate, enthuse and empower.
cultivate a greater respect for diverse people and cultures.
promote camaraderie, unity, and community.
build analytical minds.
promote effective communication.
GOLD AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
After School Program runs from the time school is released until 6:00pm each day there is school
Cost is only $300 per student for the year* (Cash or check only please)
A healthy snack will be provided each day
Students will receive homework assistance, academic tracking, and mentoring during academic time
Students can choose from a variety of enrichment options to expand their horizons such as drama, athletics, science, cooking, and so much more!
We are limited to 125 students, and should we receive more than 125 applications all spaces will be placed into a lottery**.
For more information please contact our Program Coordinator, Mike Calhoun at 510.748.4017 ext 2131 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Scholarships and payment plans available. Contact Program Coordinator for details. **Special exception may be given to low income families, and/or to students who can attend consistently.