The groundwork of learning and academic success begins with our 12 month old toddlers and continues through all our programs until students graduate from high school. The Achievement Centers’ programs are at 100% capacity and continue to achieve important successes in child and family education.
Community impact is obtained through the many collaborative relationships including the United Way of Palm Beach County, Town of Palm Beach United Way, Lutheran Services of Florida and the City of Delray Beach.
We impact the community in the following ways:
- In the toddler program 95% demonstrate good progress toward readiness skills.
- An average of 85% of our preschoolers have met or exceeded the benchmarks for public school entry over the last 3 years.
- 99% of the children in afterschool programs are promoted to the next grade.
- 100% of the Village Academy afterschool youth participating in the AVID program (Advancement Via Individual Determination) received passing marks on their report cards while 98% of the participants demonstrated proficiency for grade level reading and language skills.
- Adult education program (in collaboration with PBC Literacy Collation) offers instruction in financial literacy, tax preparation, first-time home buying, computer courses and repair, parenting skills and others. Free childcare and homework assistance is provided.
- In the three summer camp programs, 100% of the children are engaged in structured, meaningful activities in a safe and enriching environment.
- A Health & Wellness Initiative, conducted in collaboration with Genesis Community Health Services and our Family Strengthening Program, provides access to health services through the support of Health Navigator who meets with families on a regular basis and helps them access state and local program.
- A Family Strengthening Program focuses on strengthening the “family unit.” Through the program, the Achievement Centers serves as a link between parents and community resources provide monthly workshops on financial literacy, wellness and nutrition, physical fitness, parenting and family bonding events.
Parent resources provided through the program:
- Free on-site computer, printer, fax, and copier
- Access to special services such as counseling, therapy, support groups, legal and financial services through Family First, our collaborative partner for social work
- Monthly class covering topics such as financial literacy, nutrition and child behavioral skills
Who we serve:
- Primarily single parent households
- 98% are minorities
- English is frequently the second language spoken at home
- 98% of children qualify for free or reduced school lunches