CHAMPS is our quality after school opportunity for K-5 students. We provide homework help for academic support and include social emotional development activities throughout the program. Our students have the chance to learn outside of their usual space by taking field trips in other parts of their community, including trips outside of the city of Kalamazoo. Staff create a culture that is safe, supportive, interactive, and engaging so youth thrive into success. We believe in a youth driven approach to encourage students to plan the activities they would enjoy and to embrace leadership roles at an early age.
Eastside Youth Strong partners with local math coaches to provide Math Fun, a tutoring opportunity during CHAMPS and at the Boys and Girls Club Northeastern Unit. The one-on-one tutoring focuses on where each child is in their understanding of math concepts and reinforces and builds their math skills and confidence. Math Fun takes place Mondays at 4:30pm -5:30pm at CHAMPS and Wednesdays, 6:00 -7:00 pm at NE Unit during the school year.