AIP’s full-time therapeutic afterschool programs are at the heart of our school-based prevention programming. We run therapeutic afterschool programs for 125 children, ages 11 to 14, at the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School and the Washington Irving Middle School.
Both of our afterschool programs offer a balance of academics, recreation, enrichment, youth development, and therapeutic supports for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who are at high risk of emotional, behavioral, and academic problems. The caring relationships between our staff and our students provide the children with a stable foundation for pursuing their goals. We work with our students, their teachers, and their families to help the children learn to manage their challenges so that they can succeed in school, in social interactions, and in their homes and community.
AIP’s afterschool programs are important presences at each school. Both programs offer students many choices and activities to build on their school-day studies, develop new skills and improve their mastery of old ones, and simply to enjoy themselves in the non-school hours. Our afterschool social workers and behavior specialists provide counseling, therapeutic case management, psychoeducational groups, prevention education, and family support, as needed. The program schedule includes daily homework help as well as tutoring by Boston Public School teachers for students needing extra academic support.
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