"ELs [English learners] are often academically and economically vulnerable, yet they come from backgrounds rich in culture, language, and family values. As part of a field deeply rooted in youth development and centered around youth support, afterschool programs are poised to capitalize on their strong influence on participating youth in order to provide much-needed academic support to ELs while validating students’ cultural identity and providing the social and emotional support they need" (Bhattacharya, J. & Quiroga, J. 2011. "Learning English and Beyond." Afterschool Matters. http://www.niost.org/pdf/afterschoolmatters/asm_2011_14_fall/ asm_2011_14_fall-2.pdf)
Research and experience have taught us to expect in reciprocal cultural exchange, value pursuit of the household, believe tutors should also be mentors, build a village around each child, give each youth a voice, foster a sense of belonging and identity, and have FUN in the process. Join our community! Email celeste@branch -global.com for more information.
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