Read2Succeed is an after-school program that offers tutoring and enrichment. What's the difference between those two services? An after-school tutoring program focuses on critical academic skills and core areas such as reading and math. Students gain additional practice and one-on-one assistance in subjects emphasized during the school day. Meanwhile, an enrichment program provides exposure to subjects that are often considered "extracurricular" but are still very much synonymous with a well-rounded education. For instance, Read2Succeed offers personal enrichment through nutrition and physical education, art, and character development.
What is PBL and why does Read2Succeed teach students using this model? PBL stands for Project-Based Learning and it's a hands-on approach to instruction. Students are presented with a driving question and must work together to produce a final project. Along the way, students complete research and activities aligned with learning standards and core subject areas. R2S uses PBL because it promotes critical thinking, collaboration and creativity.
Which areas do you serve? We provide services in the southwest region of Miami-Dade. Our target areas include Sweetwater, Cutler Bay and Richmond Heights. Sites include Title 1 schools, county parks and community centers.
How much do program services cost? Currently, we offer after-school programs free of charge, however qualification requirements must be met.
When does program operate? Our programs run Monday-Friday for three hours after school. The R2S calendar runs parallel to Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Sites are closed for federally recognized holidays.
What about summer time? To combat brain-drain, R2S offers 6 weeks of summer camp. Space is limited; early registration strongly recommended.
Are daily snacks provided? Upon arriving at program, children will receive a snack. Hot meals will be provided at the end of program day. This service is free of charge.
Does R2S offer homework assistance? Yes, our staff provides 45 minutes of homework help.
How are students grouped? Students are grouped by grade level. For elementary programs, kindergarten-first grade makes up one group, second-third grade is another, and fourth-fifth grade is the last. On average, there are 6-20 children per grade-level group.
Do you offer field trips? We do! Field trips generally take place on Teacher Planning Days and are free of charge. Excursions aim to expose students to Miami's vibrant culture and rich ecology and often include museums, state parks, discovery centers, art galleries and more.
Can my Pre-K student participate in Read2Succeed programs? The minimum age requirement is five-years old. Students must be registered as Kindergarten students in order to participate in elementary programs with R2S.
Can my middle school student participate in Read2Succeed programs? If your child attends either Richmond Heights Middle or Cutler Bay Academy for Advanced Studies, he or she is eligible to participate in R2S after school programs.
Do you offer programs in high schools? Not yet but we hope to do so in the future. Keep in touch for updates!
Who supervises my child during program hours? Your child's safety is our top priority. All staff must undergo Level II background screenings in accordance with the Jessica Lunsford Act. Instruction is provided by state and nationally certified teachers in addition to paraprofessionals and collegiate students seeking degrees in social services, education or medical fields.
How can I get more involved in my child's education? Use the MDCPS Parent Portal to access school calendars, testing dates and student grades. Develop communication with school-day teachers. Join the PTA, Parent Teacher Association. Read together; make a habit of bed-time reading. Attend events at your local library. TV shapes young minds and can be a powerful learning tool. Use this to your advantage and be wise about TV choices for children. Encourage shows that are educational in nature or teach morals and lessons. Boost conversation at the dinner table by asking your child about their school day. Model goal-setting for your youngster; display family-goal charts on your refrigerator as motivation to work towards an objective. Talk about your goals and ways to achieve them.