One of the toughest parts of running a school is trying to be good at the very wide-reaching demands of school leadership: hiring teachers and administrators, developing teachers, managing a budget, creating opportunities to engage with parents, procuring products and services, maintaining a building and designing programs to fill the educational gaps for your students. The pressures of one person doing all of those things and appeasing every stakeholder in the process – student to parent – is borderline impossible. After years of partnering with schools to provide them with high quality, academic learning programs for their children, we discovered that outsourcing can be easy.
From our discussions with several of our school partners, we know that planning and operating summer programs and school can be frustrating. Guidance from district and city leadership can often be unclear or come too late. When it is time to finally think about summer, teachers are already thinking about their dream vacation and kids are ready to burst with joy that school is over. Any promise of having a full summer to plan and get a head start of planning the next school year is shattered when the thought of creating programs during the summer arrives.
That’s where we come in. After partnering with over 40 schools across New York City, we know that outsourcing summer can be easy. In fact, we highly recommend it for most schools. The truth is, we know we can’t develop a robust program that prepares staff to teach, have a thoughtful curriculum and engage parents in the two weeks leading up to summer, so why bother? Inevitably, program quality winds up lacking and the kids who need the support the most are often shortchanged.
By working with an experienced partner that has a track record of successfully designing and implementing programs, you can remove the hassle of having to recruit your own staff, design your own curriculum and do the hours of outreach needed to engage the kids who need to continue their learning. Give us a call or send us an email to learn more about how we bring your vision for summer to life through an evidence-based approach.