Extended Learning

Power Scholars Success!

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Community, Extended Learning, Family Engagement, Featured, News, Partners | 0 comments

Power Scholars Success!

✎PROGRAM GOALS BELL, YMCA of  Greater Boston, and the Boston Public Schools worked together to eliminate the summer opportunity gap, accelerate students’ academic achievement, and close the achievement gap. Students were called “scholars” to demonstrate high expectations and were encouraged to “Be Extraordinary,” the program’s motto. Program goals included:  Increase scholars’ literacy and math skills and help them avoid summer learning loss.  Strengthen scholars’ self-confidence, social/emotional development, and physical health and well-being.  Increase parental...

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Exploring Boston

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Academics, Community, Events, Extended Learning | 0 comments

This Fall our Kindergarten and 1st grade students had the opportunity to visit Tougas Farm for apple picking as well as the ART for a performance of The Pirate Princess, our 4th grade students went to Plimoth Plantation as an extension of their history unit, 2nd 3rd graders were hosted at Boston college for a day of Halloween fun, 7th graders were hosted at Harvard University to learn about college life, 6th and 8th graders visited the Museum of Science for the Science of Pixar exhibit, 1st graders to the Harvard Museum of Natural History, 8th graders to the Boston Globe, Copley Library and...

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Family Engagement

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Academics, Community, Events, Extended Learning, Family Engagement | 0 comments

Family Engagement

Special thanks to the Office of Family and Student Engagement and Harvard University for supporting the planning and facilitation of this wonderful event.

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GPA featured in video about BC Music Outreach Program

Posted by on Aug 16, 2014 in Academics, Community, Extended Learning, News, Partners | 0 comments

Professor Barbara Gawlick, a professor at Boston College School of Music, reached out to GPA about bringing her Music Outreach program to our after school program. After meeting with GPA’s Director of Extended Services, it was clear that Barbara and her students in the BC Music Outreach program were committed to getting instrucments in the hands of GPA students and supporting them with instruction. This partnership has benefited over 50 students in the GPA/YMCA After School Program! This video demonstrates the importance of community partnerships and how critical they are to healthy...

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American Repertory Theatre features GPA in podcasts

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Academics, Community, Extended Learning, News, Partners | 0 comments

The American Repertory Theatre (ART) in Cambridge presents the Neighborhood Podcast Plays, original short works written by local youth and performed by ART actors. The following short plays were written by GPA students: Neighborhood Watch Stay in School, Kids The Haunted School The Fearless...

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Apply now for GPA/YMCA Summer Academy!

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Academics, Community, Extended Learning, Family Engagement, News, Partners | 1 comment

Apply now for GPA/YMCA Summer Academy!

The Gardner Summer Academy will be held at Gardner Pilot Academy: Monday, July 1 – Friday, August 2 Note: No program on Thursday, July 4 Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free breakfast and free served every day Optional before-school program starting at 7:30 a.m. ($2 per day per student) Application forms:   English  Espanol The GPA/YMCA Summer Academy provides a balance of academics and enrichment opportunities focused on community service. Every Friday, the program provides educational field trips to a variety of historic, educational, and cultural sights around the Boston area,...

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