To help children get a good start to their education and involve their parents in the process, Common Place provides:

After-school homework help for area children in grades K-12

Kindergarten through Second GradeAfter school homework assistance for neighborhood children in grades K – 2.
Enrichment programs such as Cubs and Girl Scouts, 4-H.
Note: Application for admittance must be filled out.

Third and Fourth Grades
Working with 15 third and fourth graders. Both of the primary grade level programs meet four days each week concentrating on the children’s homework and increasing academic achievement. A broadening of their worlds is provided by Boy and Girl scouts, 4-H, and enrichment programs.

Fifth and Sixth Grades
Turning Point / Teen Reach
For 20 fifth and sixth graders focuses on academic achievement with the addition of life skills and physical fitness.

High School Youth
Focus: A three-part Focus program for high school youth includes tutoring two evenings a week, paid internships for juniors and seniors in high school to tutor our younger children, and scholarships to the local junior college for those succeeding in high school and in their internship.

Summer youth programs giving neighborhood young people 8-15 years old a chance for study and chores
Study includes values, wise choices, nutrition. Chores include weeding, distributing flyers, environmental awareness.

Summer tutoring of school age children
Summer tutoring provides academic help (remedial or enrichment) for children in kindergarten through 12th grades twice a week for 7 weeks.

STEPS – Summer Teen Employment Program and Service
Studies include values, wise choices, nutrition. Chores include weeding, distributing flyers, environmental awareness.

Find out more by contacting:

Common Place
514 S. Shelley St. Peoria, IL 61605-1837
Phone # 674-3315 / Fax # 674-0627

2 Comments to “Children’s Education”

  1. I have a few used but good condition children’s books to donate if you could use them. Some titles are: We All Went On Safari by Laurie Krebs, One Love by Cedella Marley, Amelia’s Road by Linda Jacobs Altman…… Would you be interested in them?

    1. Thank you for contacting Common Place about donating children’s books. Please call Mrs. Pamela Rumba, Executive Director, at 309-674-3315.

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