I will continue to work on creating city funded afterschool programs that will bring a wide range of benefits to the youth, families and our east-side communities. When the City invests in an afterschool program, it will boost academic performance, reduce risky behaviors, promote physical health, and provide a safe, structured environment for the children of working parents.
City funded mentorship programs can help our young residents as they go through challenging life transitions, including dealing with stressful changes at home or transitioning to adulthood.
I will continue to advocate for a paid tutoring program. This program will be a partnership between community HOAs and the City. Our young residents will simply attend tutoring sessions paid for by the city, at their community club houses. Tutors would focus on Math, English and the Sciences.