Carteret, NJ – Mayor Dan Reiman has announced the introduction of Carteret’s first “Homework Help” program at the Borough’s Thomas J. Deverin Community Center and Library.
Through the program, participating students from any grade may receive free after-school homework assistance and guidance from fully accredited, certified teachers. Teachers are committed to providing a structured, after-school learning environment in the library where they may assist both students and parents.
The program, which has been sponsored by Mayor Reiman and Library Board of Directors, provides an emphasis on “Focus;” the identification and use of applicable learning strategies, and the best resources for completing given homework assignments.
According to Mayor Reiman, similar programs have been extremely successful in providing children and their families with academic support and encouragement in other communities.
“We fully recognize that the academic success of any student can be facilitated with work and assistance that takes place beyond our classrooms.” Mayor Reiman said “I know this will be a lasting and invaluable program for Carteret students, and one of many to come that will noticeably improve academic performance across our school district. We thank our Library Board, who has recognized the value of this and other after school programs to our youngsters.”
Community Development Director Dan Croson, who was recently elected to the Carteret Board of Education, added; “We are always looking for ways to improve the lives of our residents, both young and old. This program will provide additional academic support to students that require it, and will help alleviate some of the pressures that so many hardworking parents in our community face. I look forward to hearing frequent success stories from families and teachers as this program grows to become one of Carteret’s most valued resources.”
Teachers will be available for homework assistance at the Carteret Public Library, 100 Cooke Avenue, from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.. The program will begin on January 6th, 2014.
For more information, please call at (732) 541-3835.