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Eastport Girls Club

Who We Serve

2-1-eastportgirlsclubGirls in grades 3–8 living in an Annapolis low-income or public housing community. Girls typically begin in 3rd or 4th grade after referral by school counselors, staff from the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis (HACA), or parents/caregivers. For consideration, complete the application.

Overall Purpose

To provide girls facing challenging issues with academic support and enriching experiences and mentoring relationships that promote self-awareness, individual goal setting, respect towards self and others, and a willingness to explore and serve the world around them.

Goals

 

Participants will:

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  1. Read at or above grade-level and achieve a B average or higher
  2. Demonstrate respect and kindness toward self and others
  3. Make healthy choices about eating, not abusing substances, and being physically active
  4. Explore new places and try new things
  5. Be active community members
  6. Set and achieve personal and family goals

Program Specifics

 

Weekly after-school program held Wednesdays from 3:30–6:00 pm at the Eastport Community Center:
  • 1:1 Tutoring from 5:00–6:00 pm. Each girl is matched with a background-checked adult tutor who follows an individualized tutoring plan. Our Education Director is a Reading Specialist.
  • Fun, meaningful activities led by volunteers and community leaders covering topics related to making good decisions, healthy relationships, and more!
  • Social skills training and support from our Child and Family Support Director.
  • Goal-based, individual mentoring program. Each participant is matched with a background-checked adult mentor who spends 6-8 hours a month with her mentee sharing fun, positive, and educational activities.
  • Family nights.
  • Field trips and transportation to summer camps, art classes, and enrichment opportunities.
  • Family and child goal setting, support from our staff to create a plan to achieve these goals. If a participant expresses a goal and a willingness to work towards it, S4S finds ways to make it happen!
  • Referral and transportation, as needed, to various community resources related to child and family goals, including dance classes, individual and family therapy, and job interviews.
  • Identification of local health resources and sharing of strategies for staying healthy.

 

“My daughter has always liked singing and dancing around the house, but it wasn’t until the Counselor and Education Director came to tell me about Eastport Girls Club, that I knew it was an opportunity for my daughter to have a chance at doing some of the activities she’s always dreamed of.” – Eastport Girls Club parent