ENSURING NO CHILD FALLS THROUGH THE GAP
The Beyond the Bell program works with children from low-income communities to help guide their academic development. Through literacy-based programming, Beyond the Bell provides affordable access to homework help, extracurricular activities and food security. It is more than just an after-school program; it is a space for children to express themselves in a safe environment. By building relationships with the youth, their families and the school, Beyond the Bell strives to support the individual needs of young people in Regina. The program provides the children with the tools and support they need to help close the achievement gap and develop a stronger and more successful future.
Beyond the Bell is delivered at Albert & Arcola Community Schools with future plans to expand to other Regina and area schools. Currently, 80 children in grades 1-6 are attending Beyond the Bell. These children have been chosen through teacher recommendations.
YMCA Beyond the Bell focuses on important program areas:
- Developing social skills
- Improving health and wellness
- Exploring culture and creativity
Positive effects on students are noticeable through increased school engagement, attitudinal and behavioural changes, increased motivation, higher attendance rates, better work habits, increased cognitive skills and better classroom behaviour. High literacy skills have shown to propel students beyond good grades by leading to higher education attainment, increased annual earnings, lower unemployment, delinquency and crime.
If you would like more information on the Beyond the Bell program and how you and your organization can make a difference in the lives of children in Regina, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (306) 757-9622 ext 244