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Edna Brewer Middle School
Providing diverse and tailored learning experiences for our youth.
Expanded Learning @ Edna Brewer is an after-school learning program dedicated to providing a diverse learning experience for youth. We serve 130 students attending Edna Brewer Middle School, with a youth to staff ratio of 20:1. This program provides all students a diverse menu of learning activities, including academic support, enrichment education, college-going culture activities, and parent engagement.
Building Community and Culture
EBAYC youth at Edna Brewer Middle School report they feel more excited about college, are motivated to try things that they think are hard, and get along better with their peers.
Strengthening Study and Self-Motivation Skills
Academic Mentors support their advisory cohort with homework completion, learning strategies and test-taking strategies. Mentors review youth homework assignments and organize them in small groups of four tailored to each youth’s academic performance level to foster peer collaboration. Mentors log homework progress and completion daily, and review progress during their consultations with school-day teachers. Youth participate in Literacy and Math Clubs to build and reinforce their core academic skills. Academic Mentors guide youth through the process of reading relevant, culturally diverse, socially and emotionally rich literature. Math Club engages youth in fun, hands-on interactive games to make math come alive.
Paving the Path to Higher Education
College & Career
Academic Mentors implement an “EBAYC University” curriculum which provides our youth, of which over 55% will be first generation college students, with practical skills and knowledge to prepare them for higher education and to pursue their career of choice. Youth attend career panels, workplace visits and job shadowing, emphasizing the value of successful transitions from elementary to middle school, to high school and to college.
Expanding Youth Horizons
Every semester, youth select enrichment electives to gain exposure to new learning experiences. To promote decision making and ownership, youth rank their preferences and are placed in one of their top three choices. Electives include team sports (flag football, basketball, soccer or lacrosse); environmental science (cooking, recycling and composting or water conservation); performance arts (hip hop or modern dance); technology and media (computer coding, responsible social media, yearbook or newsletter); and leadership (service learning or community service). The menu of enrichment electives is responsive to youth’s expressed interests as well as Academic Mentors’ expertise. A selected group of Enrichment Electives are offered through our partnerships with Upward Roots and Oakland Lacrosse.