Prevention, Recreation, Youth, Diversity, EducationWith support from Jack in the Box Foundation, our innovative PRYDE program has evolved to meet the specific needs of local schools and strengthen communities. Weekly lessons foster character development of strong values, healthy bodies and community action. We infuse cultural awareness and collaborative spirit during all of our before- and after-school activities. Additional program activities include homework assistance, academic enrichment, sports, games, art and community events.
At eight school sites, our literacy supervisors work with a select group of children in the school's PrimeTime Extended Day Program. Staff works collaboratively with teachers and other stakeholders to identify struggling readers to then monitor, track and guide student achievement.
Our mission is to deliver differentiated literacy intervention that empowers students to reach individualized learning goals.
This month our students will focus on the theme, of Traveling to the Wonders of the World as we prepare for March's Going Global Initiative. They will explore the essential question of, “What makes a journey worth taking?" The students will gain a better understanding in the importance of safety through their weekly character development lessons. They will also explore the many different kinds of architecture and modes of transportation during the STEM activities.
Going Global this month Travels to the country of China in which the students will take on the challenge of walking the length of the Great Wall of China during their outdoor organized play time. The students will also focus on Literacy and Art through the study of music, lyrics, and poetry. We are excited for our students to discover the many wonders of the world as they connect their lives to adventures of their futures.
PRYDE Literacy is offered at our 8 collaborative sites and open to first and second grade students who are striving to reach their reading grade level. Each site focuses on 20 students who receive at least 60 minutes of literacy support daily. Our students just completed their 2nd quarterly reading diagnostic assessment and all 8 schools improved their overall average. We are excited for their growth and are continuing to work hard to help them achieve their goals.
- Dr.Seuss Literacy Week: Feb. 27-March 3
- Camp Marston Middle School Leadership Weekend March 24-26
We look forward to the opportunity to work together to serve our communities. Our PRYDE & Outreach programs are in constant need of volunteers. See the Volunteer Section for instructions on how to apply.
For more information about any of our events please contact Hanna Jensen, [email protected].
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
The PRYDE Program is made possible through your generous
donations to the Mission Valley YMCA Annual Campaign. Thanks to your
donations over 700 children will participate in the program each year.
If you would like more information about how you can help support this valuable program and make a difference in a child's life, please contact:
PRYDE is a Mission Valley YMCA after-school program for students in third through eighth grades, offered in partnership with the San Diego Unified School District's PrimeTime program.
- Carson Elementary*
- Central Elementary*
- Cherokee Point Elementary*
- Chesterton Elementary
- Euclid Elementary
- Florence Elementary
- Franklin Elementary
- Garfield Elementary*
- Hawthorne Elementary
- Juarez Elementary*
- Kimbrough Elementary*
- Lafayette Elementary
- Linda Vista Elementary*
- Logan Elementary*
- Marshall Elementary
- McKinley Elementary
- Museum Charter School
- Toler Elementary
- Deportola Middle
- Mann Middle
- Marston Middle
- Memorial Middle
- Montgomery Middle
- Roosevelt Middle
- Taft Middle
- Wilson Middle