After School Youth Mentoring Program
The Youth Academic Program provides free educational enrichment services for the youth of Prospect Hill Terrace. The program primarily serves elementary and middle school students, and runs every weekday Monday through Friday (3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.). A typical session consists of a healthy snack, homework support and academic enrichment, and special programming to foster personal growth. University mentors work one-on-one with each child to provide homework support, play games, and assist in running the day’s activities Educational enrichment activities are run by Bentley University and Brandeis University mentors, as well as visiting groups such as Healthy Waltham, Bentley’s America Clicks club, and Brandeis’ Symbiosis club.
Team Homework Drop-In
The Teen Homework Drop-In Program offers free after-school academic support for high-school youth. University mentors work one-on-one with each participant to address the individual academic needs, focusing on math, reading, writing, and science.
Our usual Youth Academic Program for extended weeks through winter break. Typically, we close between the second week in December to the second week in February, as that is when our university volunteers are home on winter break. New for School Year 2022-2023, we've received funding to keep our doors open for 5 additional weeks between December and February. Participants will include students aged K-6 who partake in the After School Youth Mentorship Program. We hope to be able to offer additional weeks in the future, ensuring families have a safe place for their student(s) to learn and grow while our usual programming closes for university breaks.
Other Events & Programing
The Community Center also offers one-off events and programs in addition to regular programming, including an annual Community Day Event in the spring for all Prospect Hill Terrace residents. In the past, we've partnered with various community entities to provide timely resources and programming to families.