4 Branches of JBAN Outreach
1. K-12 Guidance
We provide academic and developmental support to students, grades k-12, to unlock their potential for success. This support includes:
Tutoring: JBAN instructors help each student understand whatever they are having difficulties with.
Homework Support: We assist our students with their homework to ensure success-breeding success in school.
Mentoring: JBAN instructors and volunteers are always available to counsel students through issues beyond academics.
Work Ethic Building: Through dedicated guidance we promote a positive work ethic that our students will take with them beyond the classroom.
Academic Intervention: We reignite the desire for knowledge by showing our students how education can better their lives.
Maryland School Assessment (MSA) Prep: Children receive comprehensive tutoring in Math, Reading, and Science that prepares them for the MSA.
Basic Computer Skills: We teach these skills to ensure that students who may not have consistent access to certain technologies don’t fall behind in our increasingly tech-based society.
College Admissions Assistance: This program is for high school students who are looking to go to college but feel intimidated by or lost in the application process.
TOEFL Prep: A specialized program for students who grew up with English as a second language.
PSAT, SAT, and ACT Prep: All sections of each test are covered.
2. Reading Club
Using the S.P.I.R.E reading program, JBAN will assist students, K-8, become proficient readers. We will focus heavily on:
Phonological Awareness: Proper pronunciation is important and can lead to opportunities if achieved.
Basic Grammar: Here at JBAN, we believe studying good examples of sentence structure is the best way for a student to learn it.
3. Workforce Readiness
For students ages 17-24, JBAN offers an array of programs designed to make them ready join the workforce and be attractive to employers. Some of these include:
GED Training: We offer practiced guidance and tutoring to help students achieve this first important academic qualification.
Independence Training: JBAN will focus on the skills and qualities needed to acquire and retain a job in today’s market from budgeting and saving to the confidence to make a solid impression on employers.
Job Placement: JBAN will assist young adults in their job search online, contacting potential employers, and preparing for career fairs.
Literacy Training: Using the Laubach Way, JBAN will help improve this vital skill.
4. Adult Education
While JBAN Education’s main focus will be to empower low-income children, we also have programs to assist adults in improving their lives.
Academic Counseling: We help adults looking to continue their education achieve their goals or find the path to do so.
Professional Counseling: We assist adult students acquire skills such as financial literacy, interviewing, and basic computer literacy.
Life Counseling: JBAN assists adult students with courses on conflict resolution, domestic disputes and violence, time management, and parenting.
Adult Literacy: Using the Laubach Way, we assist adults in becoming proficient readers and writers.
Citizenship Assistance: JBAN instructors help prepare adults for the USCIS Civics Exam.