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Afterschool Education Program
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ELEVATE! Program Overview

The ELEVATE! Afterschool Program empowers families and communities, providing high-caliber afterschool education that boosts social-emotional learning and academic performance for children and meets a critical need for parents, schools and our community.

ELEVATE! Program Deliverables

  • Increase engagement in education and enrichment activities
  • Improve literacy and math performance 
  • Build confidence and leadership skills

ELEVATE! Program Components

  • Literacy and math tutoring and enrichment
  • Social and emotional development
  • Guided homework assistance
  • Health and recreation activities
  • Arts enrichment

ELEVATE! Afterschool Program Results Center of Hope





ELEVATE! Program Results

Program results based on recent program statistics:

     Before ELEVATE!

  • Students entered the program struggling with academics
  • Students often fell behind on standardized tests
  • Students had high absenteeism rates and behavioral issues

     After ELEVATE!

  • 60% of returning students improved in reading or math
  • 40% improved in both
  • 62.5% of students improved raw scores during the program
  • 12% of students improved their DIBELS classifications
  • Decreased classroom behavioral issues at most program sites
  • Decreased absenteeism rates at most program sites

ELEVATE! Program Partners

  • Ohio Department of Education
  • Lucas County Juvenile Court
  • Lucas County Job and Family Services
  • Lucas County Children's Services
  • The Lucas County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board
  • Sylvania Area Family Services  
  • Sylvania Public Schools
  • Washington Local Schools
  • Toledo Public Schools
  • Greater Toledo Community Foundation
  • Andersons Inc.
  • Toledo Buffalo Soldiers 
  • Toledo Athletes 
  • State Bank 
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • ProMedica Health Systems
  • The Ohio State Extension Program
  • Lucas County Commissioners
  • Feed Lucas County Children

ELEVATE! Program Enrollment

Register here for the ELEVATE Program