ACE Summer Pilot Program

Harlem Junior Tennis & Education Program (HJTEP) is a school-based, after-school, and summer program that features tennis instruction and competitive play integrated with academic support and college preparation.

Harlem Junior Tennis & Education Program (HJTEP) wants to improve its summer program, which serves 300 youth and runs 8 hours a day, 5 days a week in July and August. The current summer program does not include an academic component and participants experience a measurable loss of academic skills by the end of summer. HJTEP plans to purchase the Academic Creative Engagement (ACE) curriculum and hire a consultant to provide staff training and help implement the program in summer 2013 for a subgroup of 30 youth who are at the greatest risk of summer learning loss. The ACE curriculum also has rubrics that measure how well participants retain their academic skills. If the program is deemed a success, it will be expanded to all summer program participants.

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