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The Skool Of Skills After-School Program

Our mission is to empower youth

The after-school program offers two components: teaching life skills in a safe and comfortable environment. For example, life skills such as personal grooming, hygiene, money management, citizenship and personal etiquette. Skool Of Skills will offer electrical training skills, kids “Money Skool” program and a comprehensive financial markets program. The second component emphasizes career/business skills such as career exploration, business etiquette, job development and interview skills. Additionally, this setting will give the youth a resource to build a trusting, confidential and mentoring relationship.

The program requirements allow youth ages 8 to 16 to participate. The program anticipates on having the following outcomes: To change the norm of what youth are immune to while living in urban communities. To deter drug usage, high drop-out rates, unplanned pregnancies, and teen obesity.

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Your support is vital to sustain and grow Skool of Skills. Your contribution will enable us to provide opportunities to further develop our athletic and educational programs.

Chicago Youth Charities

Educational Programs

Our desire as a charity and not-for-profit is to provide Chicago educational programs designed to develop learning proficiency and to cultivate the values and perspectives of educated citizens. Respect for human dignity, cultural diversity, commitment to personal excellence, and the habit of taking thought.

Our goal is to develop, offer programs and services responding to the needs of the young people and communities which we serve. Our goal also is to challenge the young people of Chicago to develop their talents, intellectual interests, creative abilities, to promote an appreciation for both continuity and change and to provide the stimulus for a lifelong commitment and enthusiasm for learning. Skool of Skills want help prepare Kids for critical evaluation and decision making.

Education Activities

  • Homework Assistance – after school program that will provide an opportunity for assistance with any homework assignments and tutoring.

  • Skool is Kool – year-round reading campaign to help young people develop a life-long love for reading and encourage adults to read regularly with children.

  • Computer Training – The goal thru hands-on computer training is to help kids gain a solid foundation with computer skills. By having computer skills kids could potentially position themselves for success.

  • Time Management Strategies – Time management is a must for grownups as well as for kids. How to be organized, the art of managing your time, documents, and taking control of your day, find out how you really spend time and how valuable time is worth.

  • Mindset Development – class sessions for both individual and group, that focuses on positive reinforcement of goals and how to achieve them, mindset development is an attitude, a mental motivation, mood, that determines how you will respond to situations. This helps kids believe in their abilities and talents, so, you are able to prove yourself over and over.

  • Career Development – an informational forum to disseminate information about career options in the sports field or related careers and other career choices.

  • “Money Skool” Academy – Teaching kids how money works, how to save and grow money thru interest. Kids will develop good money habits and learn the difference between spending and saving.

Basketball Activities

  • Bitty Basketball – This is a basketball beginner program is designed for boys and girls 4-6 years old. Emphasis will be placed on dribbling, shooting, passing, teamwork, and just having fun! The children are always supported with positive encouragement. 

  • Basketball Skills Academy – features shooting, ball-handling, speed, agility and quickness training and game-play.  Great opportunity for kids to focus on all areas of the game.

  • Winter-Break Vacation Camps – week-long camp that will focus on special skills development.

  • Spring-Break Vacation Camps – week-long camp that will focus on special skills development.

  • Summer Camps – will provide for longer camp periods to develop skills and competitive games.

  • Personal Training – this area will be headed by our staff consisting of personalized training tailored for each participant to develop their individual skills.

Skool of Skills, Inc. is a Chicago charity non-profit sports and educational organization providing positive influences through recreational and academic activities for inner city children and youth.

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