Program Overview

With the help of our community partners and donors, SSEF implements programs with a "whole student" focus. Each participant has an opportunity to explore and develop new skills and interests, to enrich daily life and pursue new accomplishments.

SSEF programs strive to be:

  • Inclusive: serving diverse populations equally results in an improved quality of education and life experience for everyone
  • Results driven: providing oversight and evaluation of programs maintains the highest standards for program recipients, funders and for our community

We coordinate programs and services in three primary areas.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND TUTORING

Academic Support and Tutoring programs target homework support and study skills training to help decrease the high school drop-out rate and increase graduation rates.

LIFE SKILLS AND EMPOWERMENT

Life Skills and Empowerment programs seek to strengthen the self perceptions and personal aspirations of our youth by offering training that ranges from the development of self-esteem to the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

CULTURAL AND SOCIAL ENRICHMENT

Cultural and Social Enrichment services present real world experiences that prepare our youth to meet the challenges of life, career and citizenship in the 21st century. SSEF programs and services operate during the school day and after school, and are staffed by organizational professionals, community volunteers and teachers.