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4 Ways Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Improves Teenage Life Skills

By Zavia Jarret / January 30, 2023 / 0 Comments

The process of self-discovery that every teenager must go through can be quite abrupt for some. Unfortunately, most teenagers have the tendency to rebel against their families and educators. Consequently, they handle the changes that take place in their own lives without making use of essential life skills. Thankfully, teenage life skills are a clear […]

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What Parents and Students Look For In After-School Activities

By Zavia Jarret / January 23, 2023 / 0 Comments

According to the Afterschool Alliance, access to after-school programming is a barrier for the African-American community. Affordability is a huge issue that stems from the ever-present systemic racism in education. Fortunately, non-profit after-school programs such as The Village Method are dedicated to promoting anti-racist teaching and also to bringing after-school opportunities to those who need […]

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3 Examples of Effective Social-Emotional Learning Activities

By Zavia Jarret / January 16, 2023 / 0 Comments

Asa Hilliard, III, Ph.D. shared with the world the following words of wisdom: “I have never encountered any children in any group who are not geniuses. There is no mystery on how to teach them. The first thing you do is treat them like human beings and the second thing you do is love them.” […]

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Are Family Engagement Activities Benefiting Young Scholars?

By Zavia Jarret / January 9, 2023 / 0 Comments

The Journal of Youth Development states that Black caregivers are more likely than any other race to enroll their young ones in after-school programs. After-school activities involving families have a positive impact on the children’s learning. Therefore, family engagement is an integral part of today’s parent-child relationships. The Village Method supports and also provides family […]

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Should We Teach Black History More Than Once a Year?

By Zavia Jarret / January 2, 2023 / 0 Comments

African-American life, tradition, and history should be a cause for constant celebration and introspection. Instead, the Black history conversation only happens once a year in schools. Black History Month won’t suffice. African-American history should be an integral part of the curriculum all year round. The Village Method is a culturally affirming after-school program that supports […]

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How Racism In Schools Increases Demand For After-School Programs

By Zavia Jarret / December 26, 2022 / 0 Comments

According to the Afterschool Alliance, there are nearly 25 million children who aren’t able to access after-school programs. Naturally, this affects Black families the most. Systemic racism in education is a reality we all must face and address. The Village Method wants you to explore the meaning of anti-racist education. Racism in schools is also […]

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