Location: Human Services Campus, 317 7th Ave SE, #201 (2nd Floor), Cedar Rapids
Transportation: Students are responsible for transportation. (City bus free with CRCSD Student ID.)
- Any CRCSD student at risk of dropping out of high school or in need of recovering failed credits.
- Any former CRCSD student who has already dropped out but now wants to complete HS or HS equivalency.
Program Dates and Schedule: September 13, 2021-End of CRCSD 2021-22 school year.
- CRCSD Students - 3:30-6:00 pm Monday-Friday. Each student only attends 4-5 hours per week.
- Individuals Who Have Dropped Out of HS - Noon-3:00 pm. Each attend about 8 hours per week.
A Whole-Person Approach - More than Academics:
- In addition to academic help, each participant as needed is taught life skills (e.g., cooking, banking), social-emotional skills (e.g., stress management, interpersonal skills), and career readiness skills (e.g., survey of interests & careers that relate, job shadows & apprenticeships, college tours).
- EYI guides participants in identifying interests and careers that relate; then, an individualized career goal and plan to attain it is developed.
Attendance Requirements and Flexibility:
- Attendance and participation will be recorded every day.
- Students not attending or participating will be dropped from the ASP to make room for students on the wait list.
- Flexibility is shown students whose parent/guardian confirms legitimate reasons for absences (work, sports or music practice, illness, etc.) if student and parent/guardian communicate in advance with EYI.
EYI's After-School Program Staff and Volunteers:
- Paid staff - Three K-12 teachers with master's degrees and a combined 110+ years in public education.
Tutors - Volunteers with expertise in specific subjects (e.g., chemistry, algebra, calculus, etc.) provide free tutoring.
Cost for the program: There is no fee. It's free.
Healthy snacks provided.
Student/Participant Safety and Well-Being: To ensure safety and well-being of participants, EYI applies the Rule of Three. No student is ever alone in a 1:1 situation with an EYI staff or volunteer.
Parent/guardian Involvement: Parent/guardian of participant under 18 must give signed permission.
What Happens After My Counselor Refers Me (or I refer myself): EYI will call your home to explain the ASP to you and your parent/guardian, answer questions, arrange start date, etc.