FoMH Education Enrichment Institute
Small groups of students will work with adult role models in activities of interest to them. Through these projects, Marcy youth will learn how to profit more fully from their education, strengthening the foundation that underlies learning – problem solving, collaboration,
resilience and coping skills. They will learn to advocate for themselves and the needs of their community, navigate the challenges of middle school, and prepare for a successful transition. to high school that best meets their needs and aspirations. They will be curious and bold and hopeful Programs will target Marcy House residents and with the focus on youth ages 10-14 Their parents or caregivers will be involved in programs.)
Our programs will be based on models demonstrated to ameliorate the known impact of community stress (poverty, crime, neglect) on school performance as documented in research into the effects of Adverse Childhood and Community Environments (ACEs). The program content will follow guidelines suggested by trauma-informed curricula developed from the work on ACEs.