Education Program For Foster Children | Building Self-Esteem
Achieving success at school is central to Lee & Beulah Moor Children’s Home program. When children can excel in the school environment, they are engaged, actively learning, and building their confidence and self-esteem.
Children in the care of the agency, whether in the residential foster home or foster care, have access to a focused, results-based education program. Staff and volunteer tutors work with children in a well-equipped library. Older children are encouraged to work with younger children on reading and math skills. The focus of the Education Department is to help children achieve passing grades, pass the state-mandated Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) tests, and provide support and activities to enrich the curriculum offered in the classroom. The goal is to help children achieve success and develop a lifelong love of learning. Our tutoring program has become an epicenter of activity with children seeking assistance and sharing stories with their tutors/mentors about their school experiences.
Students are expected to study and participate in school-sponsored extracurricular activities. Progress is closely monitored by cottage parents and education staff. Children are expected to maintain a high grade point average.
TAKS Scores Increase Dramatically For Foster Children
The results speak for themselves. In 2008, two students made the all-A Honor Roll and six students made the A/B Honor Roll. TAKS scores of children at the agency have dramatically and consistently improved over the past four years. There were no retentions in elementary or middle school and three high school students attended summer school and/or night school to catch up on needed credits.
For more information on El Paso, TX based education services at Lee & Beulah Moor Children’s Home, contact Rowena Dipasupil, firstname.lastname@example.org, 915.544.8777.