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including the YoFES 2022 Summer Program
Academic & Enrichment Classes
Our Summer Enrichment Program immerses the students in core academic subjects of English Language Arts, Writing, and Mathematics in the morning while exposing them to enrichment classes in the afternoon.
They do recreational or skill building activities according to their choices. The choices of activities are: music education (various musical instruments available), dance, and sports.
Health and Research
Students 16 and older will receive CPR and First Aid training where they will learn how they play a vital role when responding to an emergency situation.
They will have the opportunity to be CPR certified by the end of the program.
The students will also be introduced to research; its importance in our community and they will be learning about the rights of a research participant.
Intro to Video Game Programming & 3D Animation
Nowadays, we know that technology skills are critical to success in the 21st century. That is why we are implementing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) in our curriculum.
We will be offering 3D Animation to both the middle and high school students. They will be introduced to video game programing through Blueprint, a visual language layered on C++
They are a great way to end a week and are reserved for fun activities. We have field days where we stay on site for movies, board games, & special guest appearance.
We also have educational field trips (zoo, museums, & historical sites)
I would like to find out more about the Summer Program
YoFES has been under the direction of Chantal Firmin as Executive Director since January of this year. Ms Firmin has been working in the Haitian community for over 25 years in multiple capacities in various non-profit organizations. Ms Firmin has played the role of Director of Programs (Music, Health, Educational Enrichment)
She was a ESL/GED Lead Instructor and tutored Elementary, High School, College level Math.
For 2 years, she worked as an Executive Assistant to the Director, supporting the Executive Director with the day-to-day business of the organization.
Even though our programs were impacted by the Covid pandemic, it is a known fact that Ms Firmin will work tirelessly to revive and innovate YoFES with STEAM.