School to Sportsmen’s

In 2013, Sportsmen’s launched School to Sportsmen’s, a program through which van transportation is provided from partner schools. Our goal was to see if we could improve the attendance rate of students participating in our after school academic programs. Since then, we have partnered with the Oliver Wendell Holmes, the Sarah Greenwood, the William Monroe Trotter and the Mather Elementary School. Ready Position continues as an option for students that are able to arrive at Sportsmen’s via their own transportation.

With School to Sportsmen’s, students are picked up from our four partner schools and brought to Sportsmen’s five days a week for rotating engagements in the Math, Science and Literacy academic curriculums, and guidance on self-advocacy in the classroom. Students work in small groups with staff support to complete their homework, and those having the greatest difficulty work directly with our Director of Academic and Enrichment Programs, a Special Education professional. Students complete a rotation of three one hour, hands-on, small groups, educational support in math, science, literacy and fitness activities that vary each day and include:

• Grade-level focused literature groups in which students read and discuss books together;
• Computer lab sessions that build math, English language arts, science and technology skills;
• Creating projects about real world environmental issues to gain a deeper understanding of common core science content;
• Math mentoring and PARCC preparation for 3rd and 4th graders 2 days per week;
• Life skills 1 day per week using the USTA’s First Serve;
• Creative writing activities to build literacy, communication and critical thinking skills; and
• Fitness and tennis instruction 2 days per week.