Providing diverse and tailored learning experiences for our youth.
EBAYC’s Expanded Learning After -School Program at Franklin Elementary School is dedicated to providing a diverse learning experience for youth. We serve 110 2nd-5th grade youth all 177 days of the school year, and provide students a diverse menu of learning activities, including academic support, enrichment education, community building and college-going culture activities and parent engagement.
Vincent was born and raised in Oakland around the Cleveland Heights area. Vincent started with EBAYC as a high school intern and has since worked his way to being an Program Director. Vincent is motivated to give the youth the support they need to succeed in the education system and has always believed in the value of After School Programs in giving students a safe place to get help with their school work and connect with others. He graduated from Cal State East Bay, Hayward with a Business Degree and loves to play basketball in his spare time.
Binh started working with EBAYC in 2019 and has enjoyed working with school faculty members, parents, and especially the students. During his first year with EBAYC, Binh mentored a combination of 2nd and 3rd graders, teaching Science enrichment to students who were interested in exploring, observing, and creating. Binh also taught Art, since he always took at least one form of art class during his time at college. He loves Arts and Crafts since it is subjective and anything can be considered art, and encourages his students to find their own creativity and innovation by expressing themselves. During his free time, Binh enjoys the leisure of playing video games as it helps relieve tensions and calm his mind. When he’s not playing video games, Binh is often watching reruns of TV shows and Anime.
Shela has been working with EBAYC since 2017, and has taught both 3rd and 4th graders. She enjoys teaching Fashion enrichment, giving students a chance to enjoy arts and crafts, learn new things, and use their creativity to create something they could wear or keep forever. She enjoys talking to students, getting to know them, and learning about what makes them unique. Her goal is to support kids academically and socially to help them grow and become smart individuals. Shela is born and raised in Oakland.and can speak a little bit of Vietnamese. She is in my third year of undergraduate college studying to become a pediatric nurse. During her free time she like to draw, paint, watch tv shows, and play with makeup. She is thrilled to get to know everyone better and excited to see what the future awaits!
Sarah has been with EBAYC since 2014. Born and raised in Oakland, she loves working with kids because she believe that children are our future, and learning by experience is better than learning by paper. She believes that helping children academically and socially can help them grow into unique individuals. Sarah has taught students of all ages, and has experience teaching in basketball, art, and photography. She is a very big Disney fan, and loves to visiting Disney parks when time permits. She also enjoy sketching, hiking, traveling, gaining new experiences, and creating new memories.
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
Students participate in College and Career classes that allows them to get a glimpse of what they might want to study when they get to that point in their life. Our mentors choose a variety of majors and build a “college” curriculum around those areas. Past areas of focus have included: College of Science, Liberal Arts, Criminal Justice, Architecture, Social Media, and Aerospace Engineering. Each students will get the opportunity to learn and experience each “college” as they rotate classes each month.
Expanding Youth Horizons
Every semester, students participate in enrichment workshops designed to gain exposure to new learning experiences, such as team sports (basketball, soccer, flag football), arts and crafts, dance and cooking (multi-ethnic and culture). The workshops are designed to incorporate character and culture building with the underlying themes of leadership, empathy, cultural sensitivity and social responsibility. A selected group of Enrichment Electives are offered through our partnerships with UC Berkeley SEED, Street Soccer USA and Running for a Better Oakland.