Oak Class @ Casey Middle School, Boulder
The Oak Class currently serves 70 Dreamer Scholars. It started in September 2014 as a community partnership initiative with a number of partners including Boulder Housing Partners. Originally drawing from the Red Oak Housing Community Site and Columbine Elementary, these Dreamer Scholars are now at middle school at Casey Middle School as 7th and 8th graders. After Casey, they will attend Boulder High School. They are expected to graduate high school in May 2024 and May 2025.
Program Director Juan explains what a typical day looks like, “Everyday at Oak students work with tutors to meet their personal goals, receive support with executive functioning skills, complete current and missing assignments, and work on reading comprehension and fluency.”
When asked what makes Oak different, Juan said, “We are working towards making after school programming feel more relaxing by incorporating frequent and short brain breaks that students love!”
Oak has a number of needs including: noise cancelling headphones, attachable exercise bands for chairs as a non-distracting fidget item, Moe’s BBQ/Starbucks/Sweet Cow gift cards, and books. Please refer to their wish list here: https://docs.google.com/
In addition, Oak still needs volunteers to work with students one on one in our after school programming on homework and literacy! We would love 10-15 more. Learn more about volunteering here!
Dr. Juan Jimenez-Diaz, Program Director
Casey Middle School | 720-561-2514 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Liggins, Program Coordinator
Casey Middle School | email@example.com