A student who's loved, is a student who learns.

After School Reading Program

AFCAAM AFCAAM’s After School Reading Program (ASRP) provides intensive reading tutelage to K-5 students from the Dunbar and Harlem Heights Communities. Representing all races, creeds and family backgrounds, the common thread among our students is an intense desire to excel at reading. AFCAAM’s ASRP has unbelievable support from its parents. Parents pay a small fee to have their child enroll (needs-based scholarships are available) and participate actively in parent\teacher meetings and school events.

Beyond small class-room learning and 1-on-1 tutoring, students are exposed to other immersive learning advantages such as Summer Reading Camp, Book-mobile and Music / Drama performances. The After School Reading Program was excited to open our new Computer Lab which was the result of a generous grant from the SW Florida Community Foundation. The lab will provide advanced literacy applications for our students in a fun learning environment.

The program promotes and encourages the “4 R’s”:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Right Decision Making
  • Reading

Program Objectives

  • Develop a love of and appreciation of reading
  • Help build confidence, self-esteem and self-reliance
  • Help students become strong and independent readers
  • Promote development of reading, comprehension and thinking skills

Partners

  • Lee County Schools
  • The Lee County Library System
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • United Way
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Events
  • Book Mobile Ribbon Cutting
  • Summer Camp at FGCU
  • Arts Alive Program