Frequently Asked Questions
Who can join the program?
Currently, our after school programs are for students who attend Brooklyn Park Middle School, MacArthur Middle School and Meade High School. Summer programs are open to ALL rising 6th-9th grade students.
How do I register my child for the program?
There are two ways for your child to participate in our program.
1. You can email TCP at firstname.lastname@example.org and request a permission slip for your child to participate in the program.
2. Your child will be selected by their school teachers and/or administrators to participate in the program and the school will send you a permission slip through the parent portal.
What does the TCP Youth Empowerment curriculum entail?
The TCP Youth Empowerment curriculum is centered around our leadership philosophy - we were all born to be leaders and in order to be a leader we must first lead ourselves. Our curriculum has a heavy focus on the social, emotional and cognitive development of adolescents (social and self-awareness, self-management, relationship skills, decision making/conflict resolution) using evidence-based research and support from the CASEL framework along with studies on the adolescent brain. Our curriculum also includes introducing students to business fundamentals and what we believe are essential life skills.
What are the outcomes from the program?
The end result of our program includes two separate presentation days. At the conclusion of the business portion of the program students will present a business plan presentation in front of a panel of guest judges and their families. At the conclusion of the Leadership portion of the program students will present projects they completed throughout the program to an audience of their peers and parents.
Does the program provide food for the students?
Our program provides snacks and drinks for students each day at our MacArthur and Meade programs. Currently, our Brooklyn Park program does not provide snacks or drinks as they are able to get food from the school. Days students take field trips, food and drinks are provided.
What other activities will students participate in?
Students will participate in field trips to local businesses where they will participate in hands-on activities with employees to learn about jobs and the skills needed to be successful in the workforce. Students will also participate in various, random community service activities throughout the year that support other local nonprofits.
Does the program offer tutoring to students?
If students need academic tutoring and make us aware of the need, we will do everything we can to see that they find the tutoring support they need, whether that be from tutors we find and bring to the program or by connecting the student and their family to local tutors.
What precautions are being taken in response to Covid-19?
TCP is taking all recommended precautions from sanitizing all equipment, tables, chairs, supplies and rooms we utilize to situating our rooms to ensure students and staff are social distancing. Parents will be asked to monitor their child's temperature on a daily basis along with TCP staff doing the same.
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