Jubilee Neighborhood School: Grades 1st-5th
The Jubilee Neighborhood School (JNS) is an educational program that partners with parents and schools to support academic achievement of 1st-5th grade students. Students are provided homework assistance, social activities and recreation plus optional Christian education. Fees are reasonable and many families qualify for scholarships. JNS is offered at Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream and Outreach Community Center at Villagebrook Apartments.
Throughout the school year, the JNS Academic Tutoring program provides academic support for elementary students who need extra help in reading, writing and math. Each student is matched one-on-one with an adult volunteer tutor and attends tutoring sessions twice a week in the afternoon. Tutors assist students with homework and academic goals while providing a positive adult role model in their lives.
The JNS Summer Day School is an eight-week program with four classes for elementary school students. Classroom activities include math and language arts, problem-solving activities, optional Christian education, physical education and recreation such as swimming and field trips. Summer Day School is Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuition fees are reasonable and scholarships may be available.
Big Buddy Mentoring Program: Ages 7-14
Big Buddy is OCC’s mentoring program, in which a caring adult volunteer is matched with a student, age 7-14. This intergenerational mentoring relationship is strengthened as the matched pair grows to know one another through activities such as sports, hobbies, arts and crafts, faith activities, fitness, community service, the arts and college or career exploration. This program, largely supported by Wheaton Bible Church, strives to build self-esteem, character and confidence in the children who participate. The matches meet twice per month.
Superb Student Program: Middle School
Superb Student Program (SSP) is designed for 6th through 8th grade students and meets after school. SSP combines homework completion, recreation and life skills activities designed to strengthen academic performance, self-esteem and character. Optional Christian education is offered. A modest fee per semester is charged to offset activity costs. Enrollment is limited to 40 students.
During the summer, SSP youth take part in the Learn 2 Earn summer program, combining interactive academic courses, life skills training, community service work and recreational activities. Students are given an opportunity to earn a weekly stipend based on performance. Enrollment is limited to 55 students and fills quickly. There is a modest fee for enrollment.