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New Jersey Department of Education Office of Student Support Services 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program and Out-of-School Time Resources
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Impact 21 Community Development Corporation

Program Director: Sharon Towler
PO Box 1623
Rahway, NJ 07065
Phone: 732-680-9800 X 230
Fax: 732-680-9801
Email: STowler@Impact21.org

County: Union

Servicing School District:  Rahway

CLC Sites: Agape Pointe (501 E. Hazelwood Avenue, Rahway, NJ)

Partners:  Rahway Board of Education, Agape Family Worship Center, TD Bank,    Harvest of Hope, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Rahway Public Library, Kingdom Karate

Serving Grade Level: 4-9

No. of Students to be Served: 80

Time of Services: Afterschool 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Summer 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (extended care: 7:30 PM - 6:00 PM)

Abstract:
DASH to the future! DASH, Destiny AfterSchool Haven, is a high-quality afterschool program that complements and broadens students’ educational experiences by offering homework assistance and tutoring from NJ certified teachers, as well as stimulating extra-curricular activities.  DASH helps students increase their:

  • Reading and basic math skills;  
  • Interests in theatrical arts, science and technology;
  • Social interaction skills through character development education;
  • Nutrition, fitness and wellness;
  • Confidence through improved academic performance; and
  • Self-esteem through positive adult reinforcement.

DASH is also a NJ Supplemental Educational Service Provider.  DASH provides support to students’ families by encouraging and facilitating increased parental involvement in the academic process.  DASH emphasizes the belief in the personal purpose and destiny of each student, ultimately increasing their chance for future success.