Through direct and indirect programming and support, NCCP strives to address core social and emotional competencies identified by the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning, which includes self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making. Programs such as the ones mentioned below are a few examples of the ways in which NCCP supports students in their social and emotional growth.
Fun with Books: Fun with Books provides an opportunity for 50-65 English Language Learner students to work on literacy development through oral reading and hands-on art projects, during their designated lunch periods. The program is designed and implemented by Christ Church volunteers, Robin Geitner, Barbara Ankenman and Kathie Warfield, with oversight and guidance from NCCP employees.
Quiet Zone: Quiet Zone provides an opportunity for students to enjoy lunch in a quiet and ‘safe’ setting. Students who chose to participate may complete homework, read a book, draw/paint, play a board game with friends or engage in small-group learning activities. The program is staffed by NCCP employees and volunteers.
Saturday Enrichment Program: The purpose of Saturday Enrichment Program is to provide a safe space for students to develop academic skills, interact with positive adult role models, develop relationships with their peers, and have fun. Enrichment activities vary based on student interest. The program is staffed by NCCP employees and supported by volunteers.