■ Child Care Camps: Schools work directly with the MPS Recreation Division to provide before and after school educational and recreational enrichment activities for their students. Camps are designed to keep children safe, provide homework assistance to meet academic requirements and relieve the stresses of the working family for quality child care. In addition to homework assistance, youth are also given opportunities participate in a variety of recreation activities designed to keep them active and socially engaged during non-school hours.
■ Cooperative Tutoring: In partnership with Milwaukee area churches, the Cooperative Tutoring program provides supervised homework assistance at area churches after school. All sites tutor children in K5 through 5th grade. A special emphasis is placed on providing assistance in the areas of math and reading; however sites also assist children with specific academic needs. The program is staffed predominately by church members and community volunteers.
■ Community Learning Centers (CLCs): The focus of the CLCs is to provide expanded academic enrichment opportunities to help students meet local and state academic standards in subjects such as reading and math. In addition, CLC programs provide youth development activities, technology education, art, music and recreation activities, and family programs. Milwaukee area community based organizations work collaboratively with the MPS to operate this program.
■ Safe Places: Schools partner with Milwaukee area community based organizations to provide students with homework help, recreation activities, and family programs before and after school. All Safe Place sites have the following program components: Academic enrichment, health and nutrition, social competence, recreation and family support