The Hub: An Expanded Learning System for High School Youth

Learning Happens Anytime, Anywhere!

Building on the success of the AfterZone and a belief that learning happens anytime, anywhere, PASA and its partners including the Providence Public School District, created an after school system for high school youth called the Hub. The Hub builds upon the AfterZone by ensuring that the skills cultivated and practiced in middle school continue to be developed in high school. The Hub offers high quality, hands-on after school opportunities for half an elective credit in partnership with Providence high schools for two sessions during the academic year. PASA Hub staff work together with program providers/mentors developing curricula aligned to Common Core state standards, as well as other relevant state and national standards. These expanded learning opportunities (ELOs) also edify youth with the 21st Century skills needed to be successful in higher education and in the workplace. Each ELO culminates in a final demonstration, where students are expected to show and articulate their learning process and reflect on their experience. Professionals from pertinent industries are invited to attend these demonstrations and encouraged to ask questions, share their experiences, and connect youth to applicable, future endeavors.

For the 2015-16 academic year, The Hub is in residence at E-Cubed Academy, Hope High School, and the Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex (JSEC). Hope High and JSEC will be offering ELO programs. Since the Hub’s inception in 2012, over 450 students have been enrolled in The Hub and over 200 Hub students have received course credits for these out of school time efforts.

Interested in providing an ELO? See the “Run a Program” section of this site. 

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