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.
The 2016-2017 school year has kicked off and is in full force. We are excited for our students to spend the month of September building connections with each other and the staff at our school sites. The monthly theme at our sites will be focused on back-to-school and understanding education, the pathway to college, and career aspirations.
The students will be pondering the question, “How does education transform the world?” by Going Global into Mexico and South Korea, building their character through understanding the importance of education, exploring STEM careers, getting artsy with the color wheel, and preparing for the future by expressing themselves through personal statement writing pieces.
The goal is for students to enter into the new school year excited about learning and ready to take on the challenges that come their way!
PRYDE Literacy Program is excited to announce we will start the new school year doubling the amount of students we served last year at our four collaborative sites. All four of our schools ended on a great note last year and we are excited about the new challenge of serving more students.
Our goal is to continue to improve reading levels in our students and give them the tools they need to be successful in the classroom. In addition to Literacy, we are introducing Life Skills to our afternoon programs for third through fifth graders to engage them in centers based on 21st Century learning strategies focused on problem solving, critical thinking, and time management.
With another school year just around the corner, we are always looking for enthusiastic and compassionate role models to volunteer in our PRYDE and outreach programs.
Come fall we will be looking for volunteers to help support our PRYDE events including PRYDE Thanksgiving and PRYDE Christmas. We look forward to the opportunity to work together to serve the communities in our area!
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 Kathryn McShane, [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.
|Cherokee Point Elementary|
|Linda Vista Elementary|
|Memorial Middle School|
|Museum Charter School|