With school back in session, Alameda Boys & Girls Club (ABGC) will be continuing its ongoing partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Ross Stores to support the club’s Power Hour: Making Minutes Count program, an interactive after-school homework assistance program for members, ages 6 to 18. The program offers opportunities for the club’s staff to support youth members in developing positive attitudes about education and encourage youth to complete homework and become self-directed learners.
In July, the United Pilipinos of Alameda (UPA) held its 43rd Annual Outstanding Student of Filipino Ancestry Awards Ceremony at the Harbor Bay Community Center. Every year, public and private schools in Alameda nominate deserving graduating or promoting students to win awards based on their academic achievement, character and leadership abilities.
On top of honoring the students, the ceremony is also an opportunity for UPA and the community to publicly acknowledge the important role of parents and share in their pride and sense of accomplishment.
The Power Up for Learning program, a joint effort between local nonprofit Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) and Alameda Municipal Power (AMP), provides students in Alameda’s schools access to technology curriculum focused on robotics based at Wood Middle School.