Manzanita SEED Elementary
Providing diverse and tailored learning experiences for our youth.
EBAYC’s Expanded Learning After -School Program at Manzanita SEED Elementary is dedicated to providing a diverse learning experience for youth. We serve 100 K-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.
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.
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, 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 Boom Shake Drum Co. and America Scores.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, EBAYC will be providing in-classroom support to students during the school day for the 2020-21 school year instead of our traditional after-school programs. The specifics of our school day involvement will vary from each school based on the needs of each community, and will be jointly determined by school staff and EBAYC. This ensures that our program can be the most effective for students, while meeting government and school district requirements that protect the health of our youth and staff.
Student enrollment in the EBAYC program will be jointly determined by school staff and EBAYC. Please contact EBAYC Program Director Marcel Nelson with any questions.