Coach Sam’s Scholars Programs
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PLEASE JOIN OUR MISSION
To provide educational support to at risk children through a combination of literacy, personal development, and health and fitness programs designed to develop the whole child.
Mail Your Tax Deductible Contribution to:
Coach Sam’s Scholars
23715 Mercantile Rd
Beachwood, OH 44122
During the 2022-23 school year, Coach Sam’s remains committed to meeting the needs of our scholars by offering virtual programs as well as going to physical sites in community centers, churches, libraries, community businesses, and more. Each week, we continue to find ways to reach more CMSD scholars who need our assistance, programming, and staff. Now more than ever, your contribution will make a difference.
The Value of Your Contribution
$10-$100 BOOK BOOSTER
Fund new books each year for our students, many of which are given to the children to keep at the end of the year.
$101-$500 STUDENT SUPPORTER
Provide support for up to 24 third grade students in each school we serve.
$501-$1,000 PROGRAM PROVIDER
Sponsor one of the three innovative components of our Aiming Higher program: literacy, personal development, or health and fitness.
Help to pay staff to maintain the high level of programming provide in each school we serve.
$5,001+ SCHOOL SPONSOR
Help expand our successful program to more schools and students who need our help.
TOGETHER WE CAN FORGE NEW PARTNERSHIPS
After “School” with Cleveland Public Library
We are partnering with the Cleveland Public Library to provide Coach Sam’s programming (Aiming Higher) after school programs in a library setting. CMSD students will also receive help with their schoolwork. While we are starting as a virtual (Zoom) program, our hope is that this program will be in-person soon and that we will continue to grow our partnership with the Cleveland Public Library.
TOGETHER WE CAN MOBILIZE TO PROVIDE RESOURCES
Coach Sam’s Playbook
In March of 2020, Coach Sam’s tutors and staff designed interactive and engaging lessons on our website for scholars, including dynamic videos, worksheets, vocabulary review, workouts, arts and crafts, dancing, cooking ideas, and so much more! To support student achievement, throughout the spring and summer (every week) of 2020, Coach Sam’s staff created and posted lessons for the entire CMSD and beyond community. We continue to post lessons to the Playbook throughout the 2020-2021 year.
TOGETHER WE CAN RESPOND TO THE NEEDS OF OUR SCHOLARS
CMSD Learning Pods
In response to CMSD Superintendent Eric Gordon’s call to action to community partners, Coach Sam’s has teamed up with the Rainey Institute, Reach Success, and the Salvation Army to deliver its programming to CMSD scholars at designated community sites. This in-person program operates Monday through Friday for 60+ CMSD students from varying schools at the Rainey Institute and at the Salvation Army. In these learning pods, Coach Sam’s team assists students (K-8) with their remote
instruction. Coach Sam’s oversees all afternoon programs (12-4 PM) and provides programming when students are not in class and when there is no school. Scholars are provided with meals, exercise, technology, and guided academic support.
TOGETHER WE CAN ENGAGE FAMILIES
Coach Sam’s Homework Help
Many students and their families have struggled to transition to remote learning. Parents and caregivers face demanding work schedules and having to assist students with virtual schedules, homework, studying, etc. is difficult and sometimes impossible. This has proven to be especially difficult for CMSD families, as many are deemed “essential workers” and are not home or able to assist. In addition, virtual connectivity has compounded this struggle. Further, many families do not have the tools to support students. Coach Sam’s Scholars has opened two drop-in centers (East and West side locations) as well as a virtual call center to assist students and their families. Coach Sam’s staff are available at these locations to assist any student with classwork or homework. We have tutors at both sites ready to assist any family that walks in!