New for Fall 2023!
Tutor the Tigers is a new program that we are launching in the fall of 2023. In response to the urgent need for tutors at Franklin Elementary, where 70% of students are currently performing below grade level, our goal is to match a volunteer tutor with every student who needs one. Tutor the Tigers will run after-school at Franklin Monday through Friday. To learn more about how you can volunteer for this program contact Danny Fitelson.
During the school year, we open our doors to children from Franklin Elementary for our elementary after-school program. Harbor House staff pick the kids up from Franklin and walk them three blocks to Harbor House. We feed them a hearty supper and give them time to play outside before coming inside for Academic Hour and Enrichment Clubs. Interns from our Youth Leadership Program help lead the children through their activities and volunteers come to teach enrichment clubs.
We pick up students from nearby middle schools on Tuesdays and Thursdays and bring them to Harbor House for an afternoon of snacks, homework, enrichment clubs, rest, and community building. Students participate in volunteer-led enrichment activities such as music, sewing, architecture, and science. This program gives young people a place to connect and belong.