What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

WESTCHESTER LIBRARIES OFFER NEW YOUTH PROGRAMS

     Home  >  Articles  > Local News - Westchester County
by Nancy Chen

Related: westchester, county, library, youth, programs, new, mixing in math, learning ambassadors,


The Westchester Library System (WLS), a network of 38 member public libraries throughout the county, is offering two new programs to help youth strengthen and develop important skills necessary for future success: Mixing in Math and Learning Ambassadors.

teen in library; Westcher library youth programsMixing in Math was introduced to improve students’ math skills, and aims to increase scores on state-mandated math tests. The program combines math concepts with games, crafts, and other literacy-related activities to make comprehension easier. Six libraries have already started to implement Mixing in Math programming using book displays, crafts, story times, family events, and activities for children to do on their own.

“Through this initiative, we’re asking libraries to support building the math capacity of children by adding math literacy experiences to their regular programs and routines,” says Francine Vernon, a coordinator for the WLS Outreach Department.

Learning Ambassadors was developed in response to the lack of jobs for youth. “Teens are now being forced to compete with experienced retirees returning to the workforce and recent college graduates,” Vernon says. Program participants develop useful workplace skills for future employment, learn how to work with children by playing games, reading aloud and discussing books, working on craft projects, and more. “Ambassadors develop skills that are transferable to other work settings serving children, such as daycare centers, after-school programs, and day camps." 

 

 

 

 

Also see: Our Online Calendar, for library events and other kid-friendly activities in Westchester County, NY


Never lack for a family activity

Receive our weekly highlights newsletter · Over 1,000 local activities

More Local News - Westchester County Articles

Landmark Preschool to Open Bedford Location in Fall
Emelin Theatre's Dance Series Returns with New Performances
LinguaKids Moves to New Location in Larchmont
Fidelis Care Opens Community Office in Yonkers
Village of Ossining Names Christopher Soi Superintendent of Recreation

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local Local News - Westchester County Sponsors


Musical Munchkins
167 Scarsdale Road
Tuckahoe, NY
914-771-7000
Westchester's original and most trusted music prog...

Future Stars Summer Camps
Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase
NY
914-273-8500
Weekly day sessions ages 4-16, June-August. Camper...

Star Kidz-Westchester
White Plains/Mount Kisco/NYC locations
914-921-0006
Let Your Child Shine! Star Kidz is the unique s...

Frank & Camille's West
112 S. Central Ave
Hartsdale, NY
914-285-9524
Purchasing a piano can be a wonderful expe...
Doral Arrowwood
975 Anderson Hill Rd
Rye Brook, NY
914-939-5500
...
See Our Local News - Westchester County Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2015 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE