North Fork Tribal TANF will provide after school homework help for cash aid (200% of Federal Poverty Level) and prevention (300% of FPL) Native American youth grades K-12th grades. North Fork Tribal TANF will contract qualified individuals to assist youth with homework assignments, purchase supplies for sessions as needed, provide a healthy afternoon snack for our youth, and provide food/drinks for parent meetings. To ensure youth are getting the most out of the scheduled tutoring sessions, tutor to student ratio will not exceed 3 students per 1 tutor per hour session. Parents of participating youth will attend quarterly meetings and discuss the needs and progress of their youth.
TANF cash aid youth and youth at basic or below California Standards will receive priority registration. Parents must attend scheduled Orientation/Group Meetings to be eligible for youth to continue to participate in homework help program. Current reports cards must be on file. More than three (3) absences per semester will disqualify a student from continuing in the Homework Help Program.
At scheduled parent meetings, Family Wellness Coordinator will present Native Wellness Institute's Wellness depicting the Medicine Wheel. Parents will hold discussions about what they learned and how it relates to their modern/contemporary lives today and how the Wellness Medicine Wheel can be applied to themselves and their families. Walking in Balance is the theme to this activity.
A greater sense of awareness and inner wisdom through the teachings of the medicine wheel will help guide youth to “Walk in Balance”. The slogan provides areas for discussion and activity based quarterly cultural meetings.
The desired outcome of this activity will be that youth will increase homework completion which will in turn increase comprehension, test scores, grades and attendance. Parents will help youth by monitoring progress of youth through report cards, progress reports, and parent teacher meetings.