YES Program

The YES Program offers an opportunity to further engage students in academic, social, and physical activities beyond school hours. It has a positive effect on student achievement and is a way to keep children safe and supervised. During the academic year, students participate in homework sessions, language arts, math, science, art, technology, physical activities, and more.

During the summer for 4 weeks in June, the YES Program will target 100 students with high impact summer science explorations designed to encourage students to become curious learners. Through the partnership with Baldwin Board of Education Nutrition Department, students will receive breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack each day during the summer.

All sessions (academic year and summer) provide a safe and caring environment, small class sizes (10:1 student-to-teacher ratio), and afterschool activities aligned with the Georgia Afterschool and Youth Development Quality Standards (ASYD). The YES Program and staff will promote student accountability, responsibility, and dependability, habits consistent with success throughout life.

The goals of this 21st CCLC Afterschool Proposal are to: 1) Improve Academic Performance, 2) Build Student Capacity, and 3) Increase Parent Engagement.

Lakeview Academy YES Education Coordinators

Dimitra Veal is serving as the interim Site Coordinator at Lakeview Academy. Ms. Veal has worked with the Program since 2019 and is a certified educator as well as the Social Studies Department Chairperson at Oak Hill Middle School.

Credentials: BS in Middle Grades Education w/concentrations in English Language Arts and Social Science (2015), MS in Education w/concentration in Teacher Leadership (2017), MS in Education w/concentration in Educational Leadership (2019).

Desiree King is the Education Coordinator Oak Hill Middle School as of 2019. Ms. King is a 30 year Special Education Teacher at Oakhill Middle School.

Credentials: Bachelors of Science from Georgia College & State University and a Master’s of Education from Troy State University.

Oakhill Middle School YES Education Coordinators

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