The Jonnycake Center has taken a more comprehensive approach to working with local families. This includes responding to requests from parents and caregivers for help with tutoring and academic support for struggling students; providing youth with after-school and summer enrichment activities; and helping parents and caregivers navigate the complexities of dealing with disciplinary actions, truancy, and the special education system.
Jonnycake Center has partnered with the University of Rhode Island as part of the South Kingstown Year Long Learning Support (SKYLLS). SKYLLS and the South Kingstown School Department work together to bridge the educational gap for economically disadvantaged children and youth. This partnership will enhance the well-being of South Kingstown’s next generation by advancing an innovative, year-round partnership focused on education during out of school time.
Initiatives include academic enrichment for Peace Dale Elementary students; improving school attendance for students attending Broad Rock Middle School and trauma-informed training for teachers; and increasing current FASFA completion rates for South Kingstown High School students.
Connect with students who want to focus on a specific academic topic or topics to help them reach a deeper understanding of core concepts. Tutoring may take place one-to-one or in small group settings.
Interact, assist, and promote personal growth during after school activities. You will help foster peer and mentor relationships while maintaining a safe and healthy environment.
Connect with students to help identify strengths and interests, foster growth, and plan for the future. This may include helping students stay organized and meet assignment deadlines, explore career options and pathways, research scholarship oppotunities and assist with post-secondary goals and financing.