Middle School Program

Programa de Secundaria


Youth N.O.W.’s no-cost middle school program balances individual student choice and structure during after school hours. Depending on their chosen schedule, students complete a learning center hour where they will complete homework and an hour of enrichments or recreation. Their schedule changes depending on the days and times that they attend and which enrichment’s are offered.

Learning Center:
  • Safe space for registered students to work on homework.

  • Help from onsite tutors can be requested.

  • Access to computers, school/project supplies, and printing services.

  • A copy of each students grades is required at both beginning and end of each semester.

  • Access to google docs for homework assignments.

Contracted Tutoring: (one on one tutoring)
  • Students sign a contract to commit to scheduled days and times agreed upon by parent/guardian and Learning Center Coordinator.

  • Students must have a C- or lower to qualify for one on one tutoring.

  • Tutoring sessions vary from 1-2 hours a day, twice a week.

  • Grades are tracked on a monthly basis to report progress.

  • SMART goals are set by students with their tutor and tracked by our Learning Center Coordinator.

  • Activity logs are filled out daily by staff and tutors.

**All tutors/mentors are volunteers. Availability may vary per semester.**

  • Students are required to spend time partaking in a pro-social activity each day.

  • The gym offers an abundance of recreations and team building activities for youth ran by our Recreational Coordinator.

  • Students may also choose from various enrichment classes when offered. Enrichment’s may vary and can consist of art, cooking, creative writing, and girls space. **Volunteer ran.**

Afterschool Snacks

No-cost snacks are offered daily thanks to our community partners. Students are also welcome to bring their own snacks from home or purchase low cost snacks from Youth N.O.W.’s “Snack Shack.”.

Middle School Location 15 Madison St, Watsonville

Program Tutoring Hours/ Horas de Tutoría

Monday-Thursday/  Lunes a Jueves

1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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