Through our Peacemakers program, we provide substantial in-school and after-school support to 2,900 elementary-school students in four traditional public schools in the Zone.
Peacemakers support teacher instruction and ELA and math and provide teacher professional development. Working with kids from the time they arrive in the morning to the time they leave at night helps the Peacemakers learn our students’ academic strengths and weaknesses, gain insight into their emotional well-being, and mediate between their teachers and parents to ensure that they receive the support they need across the board. Peacemakers assist with academic support as needed by helping students to transition to afterschool programming, providing continuity and helping with homework and tutoring.
The Peacemakers not only assist with schoolwork, but also help support the growth of the entire child, overseeing a range of fitness and enrichment activities, including chess, horticulture, soccer, and flag football. They also organize fun family activities, such as game nights and karaoke, to engage parents and help them get more involved in the education process. During the summer, Peacemakers run a free all-day summer camp to keep kids safe, engaged, and on track.
Above all, the Peacemakers give our kids consistency—a steady support to guide them on their academic journeys, each and every day, each and every step of the way.