Program Goal and Objectives
Goal – Provide a state of the art 21st Century Community Learning Center After-School Program that is dedicated to educating and motivating scientific thinkers at Greeleyville Elementary School.
Program Objectives -
* Family Literacy
Greeleyville Elementary School
21st Century Community Learning Center
Project MASTER Overview
Project MASTERS – Math, Arts, Science, Technology, Engineering and Research Society is a 4 year 21st Century Community Learning Center program that has been developed and implemented jointly by (Greeleyville Elementary School and partners (Bank of Greeleyville, Vital Aging and Trinity Baptist Church). Project MASTERS allows the implementation of a high quality, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) after-school program, including recreational, inspirational and motivational components.
This STEM program serves 60 third through sixth graders, (30) weeks during the regular school year Monday through Friday, 7:30am-8:00am, 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 pm. And 12 days during the summer. Project MASTERS also supports 50 parents of participating students through educational and literacy development programs that help to empower them as they seek to help their children attain academic success. Students in attendance receive nutritious snacks and safe transportation to their homes.
Project MASTERS, with the assistance of highly qualified and motivated teachers, field experts and volunteers, has been specifically designed to complement and reinforce daily instruction with regards to core state standards, decrease negative student behavior and truancy issues during the regular school day and increase parent involvement by offering family literacy programs. A STEM’s based nature focus allows students to work on project-based assignments that promote career exploration and development, self-awareness skills, creativity, problem-solving, teamwork and leadership. The nature nurturing component helps the program work towards sustainability.