K-12 After School Program
Culturally-competent, After-School Programs designed for Elementary (K-4) and Middle School (5-8) and High School (9-12) Scholars. The EACS Model encourages academic performance, healthy self-esteem and self-image, leadership and college/career exploration. Additionally, through our network of more than 15 community partners, our youth scholars are exposed to state-of-the-art STEM programs, including computer coding, robotics, and the exploration of the natural world.
EACS Homework club is designed to support in-school learning. EACS works with parents and the local school to help students meet and exceed current-grade level academic standards. Additionally, EACS' model is designed to assist English language learning (ELL) parents to better support their children's educational career. Our youth scholars are mentored by University and Community college students majoring in English, Math, Computer Science, and Allied Health Fields.
Coding + Robotics
Through our partnerships with Professional Software Developer and Engineers from industry leaders like Amazon and Boeing, our YouthCode + Robotics program prepares East African youth for unprecedented opportunities found in S.T.EM. YouthCode+Robotics will meet for 2 hours every Friday. Registered youth will work on S.T.EM. projects designed to improve life in their native East African countries.
East African Community Services has emerging After-School programs throughout South King County. Currently, we have programs in:
- New Holly Campus
- MLK Jr. Elementary School
- Mercer Housing Kent Campus
- Matt Grifin YMCA SeaTac
Nature & Exploring
The exploration of the natural world is a significant component of EACS' interactive learning experience. In our After-school and Summer Camp programs, youth routinely explore National Parks and other regional wonders. EACS looks at all knowledge forms as interconnected: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Nature are all related. Therefore, through pre-college exploration of nature, climate science, and environmental justice, college and career options for our youth expand considerably.
Fun Field Trips
EACS Field trips are a strategic application of equity. Thus each field trip give our youth opportunities to explore the Pacific Northwest that their underprivileged economic status wouldn't normally allow. Additionally, our Field Trips are designed to subtly infuse intellectual curiosity into environments seemingly saturated with 'fun'. This strategy allows our youth scholars to enhance their peer friendships while engaging cross-sector learning.
FunFridays - Culture & Health
The mind cannot survive without the body. EACS has integrated health, fitness and culture education into our programs. Every Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., youth engage an array of creative and innovative programs designed to increase health, core strength, and cultural appreciation.
FunFriday activities include:
Physical Exercise, Nutrition Classes, Health Education, and East African Cultural History and Practice.