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SBC-Grand Rapids collaborate with Alger Middle school for Service Learning Efforts

March 8, 2012 General, Service-Learning 0 Comments

Instructional Enrichment + Service Learning = ACADEMIC SUCCESS!

Alger Middle School is a Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) metro location. For the students, families and neighboring community it is more than an educational facility; it is a Community School. It is a connection for needed services and resources for deserving students and school families. Alger is fortunate to have a community partner with a fulltime coordinator on-site to assist. Mr. Tersee Nande of Kent Schools Services Network (KSSN) is a placement sponsored by DA Blodgett/St. John’s Hospital, a major health service provider. Tersee is also a new supporter of SBC - Grand Rapids; the growing partnership will be a benefit to both organizations.

SBC – Grand Rapids has been invited to join Alger’s efforts towards academic improvement. This collaboration for SBC – Grand Rapids’ students is a Service Learning opportunity. Alger is presenting three (3) academic implementations to supplement classroom instruction. The Extended Learning Program for after-school academic assistance, ‘The Learning Café’ and the “Saturday Academy” (Saturday School); as available to Alger students is instructional enrichment. Planned activities are entirely up to the provider and must be appropriate for middle school students. Interested classes of SBC-Grand Rapids can present health topics, host group activities or projects.

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