The Safe Haven Program has three layers to it, the program targets elementary school aged children.
Safe Haven Afterschool Program provides academic support in the core areas of English and Math at the Grimes and Cecil H. Parker Elementary Schools in an effort to prepare students for middle and high school. The objective of the program is for students to have constructive use of out of school time. The program seeks to target elementary schools where academic proficiency rates are low and provide the resources needed for children to leave school prepared to live, learn and work in a community as contributing member of society. Youth will also have positive peer interactions during unsupervised time. The Safe Haven afterschool program is an alternative and safe place for children ages 7-12. It offers free homework assistance and enrichment activities that allow for children within low income families to experience positive youth development opportunities that would otherwise not be available.
Safe Haven is a safe and exciting place to spend out of school time five days a week from 9 am – 3:00 pm. Summer programming will accept 6-year old participants due to high demand from the community. Participants are afforded the opportunity to experience field trips each week as well as STEAM activities, health and wellness projects which including physical fitness classes, music, arts and crafts. The Safe Haven Summer Program also provided youth who have been served previously through the program with opportunities to work as Counselors in Training (CITs) and/or Tutors.
Saturday STEAM Academy
Created to provide academic enrichment programming for students grades 3-8 during unsupervised, weekend hours to encourage academic and career exploration in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.