Identity offers engaging and culturally competent academic support for students who have interrupted education, a fragile connection to school and/or are falling behind grade level.
Jóvenes de Mañana, Elementary Schools
Our Reading and Social-Emotional Skill-Building program is delivered at three high-need elementary schools. Small group instruction with plenty of hands-on literacy activities help young students stay engaged and recover from learning loss, while creating connection with each other and trusted adults. We partner with Kid Museum and Adaptive Tennis to expose students to STEM and a broader range of enriching recreation activities.
Líderes de Mañana, Middle Schools (173 youth served)
Identity offered enrichment programs in three middle schools to increase students’ social-emotional skills including their connection to school, belief in a positive future, conflict resolution and anger management. We partnered with KID Museum to offer hands-on STEM enrichment.
This program focuses on rising 9th graders to facilitate their smooth transition to high school. This one-month summer program provides rising 9th graders with math and literacy enrichment, as well as youth development and recreation.
ESL (English as a Second Language)
Identity offers basic English as a Second Language classes to out-of-school youth to support their educational, work and life goals.
The GED program provides youth with an alternative pathway to a high-school diploma. This program is offered at our Youth Opportunity Centers in Takoma Park and Gaithersburg.
This credential is critical for many youth to advance academically and enter the workforce.
In addition, the sense of accomplishment youth feel upon earning a GED diploma empowers them to take control of their lives and pursue greater challenges.