Tutoring Study Skills Program, Test Prep and Academic Support
SWAG life skills is currently in Denver North High School with the Vikings basketball team and KIPP-KNDLA Denver providing SAT for students and athletes on Saturdays through March 2017.
Each year Athletics & Beyond high school seniors on time high school graduation rate has been 100% (primarily Denver Public Schools). The results of SWAG Students Athletes; nationally known Watkins Awardee and 7 National Honors Society members. Locally; 1 John Lynch Student Athlete of the Year recipient, 4 John Lynch Student Athlete of the month recipients and one DECCA (http://deca.cccs.edu/) recipient.
Strong Women and Gentlemen (S.W.A.G.) Academic Academy was developed to boost academic achievement and increase student engagement. Creating well-rounded students and then athletes, have proven to create successful and thoughtful adult citizens. This has been accomplished by partnering with after school SAT/ACT Preparation at KIPP- KNDLA Denver, Noel Community Arts School (16 students), Warriors Football program (100 with 7 of the 9 class of 2015 graduates attending college on scholarships) and for Athletics & Beyond traveling club 7v7 football team (24). Combined programming from Athletics & Beyond reaches over 2,200 students annually.
Targeted Academic Intervention and Tutoring is a group specific program that starts with students grades 4th - 8th in low performing neighborhoods like Swansea and Montbello. S.W.A.G. is partnered with high school athletic programs in the Denver Metropolitan area providing Targeted Academic Intervention for Montbello- Regional Athletics and Activities (RAAP) student athletes (600 student athletes), Denver North Basketball Program (50 student athlete) and with Manuel High School student athletes (20 student athletes).
Activities include peer mentoring, training in leadership, financial literacy, life skills, and healthy living. Various strategies are used by A&B's integrated programs with the desired outcome of increasing high school graduation rates, higher education attendance, knowledge of life and educational skills, and discipline to insure successful transitions to higher education.
Academic assistance is provided by working with University of Denver grad students and Club Z Tutoring. Club Z!'s uniquely effective study skills program called Learning Built to Last™ targets the different learning styles and habits of middle school and high school students. The Learning Built to Last program™ offers two diagnostics to customize the study skills system and tutoring experience for every student.
Our tutors are talented individuals with college degrees. Many are state certified as teachers; most importantly the all have a passion for education. We believe that ALL students can learn, achieve, and experience success! We help our students believe in their own success by building their self-confidence and academic achievements.
The Learning Style Diagnostic Test:
Explores the student's natural method of learning. Club Z! tutors work with students to improve study skills and have some fun in the process. This program will teach how to listen, read, and study better...but that is just the beginning. Learning Built to Last™ will help each individual understand study skills in terms of their own interests and experiences. The book, workbook, and planner contain materials and exercises allowing the student to utilize the Learning Built to Last™ program at any time. There is no better time to get an edge on study skills!
The Learning Built to Last™ program helps students who:
- Struggle across the board in all subjects.
- Struggle in a specific subject
- Are highly social and extremely busy.
- Are stressed out, disorganized, and procrastinate.
- Are athletes or performers who juggle school with road trips and practices.
- Are high-achievers, honor students, or perfectionists.
- Has ADD/ADHD or a learning disability.
- Average B's or C's and are looking to step up to the next level.
- Are struggling through a transition year.
Congrats to scholar athlete Zach Peterson for earning the 2015 John Lynch Student Athlete of the Year award ($15,000) scholarship. Zach was the lead tutor/mentor for our #MathChamps on their outstanding performance at the 1st annual state tournament with the Denver Nuggets! Students from Denver Public Schools, YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs, and local after-school program providers converged for the first tournament in the city. Our winner from Athletics & Beyond's Stapleton Rec Center set a new record, becoming our first solo tournament winner!