PROGRAMS & SERVICES
How We Help Improve the World
EP2 seeks to improve the quality of life for urban children/youth and their families through empowerment strategies that enhance knowledge and critical thinking skills, clarify values, and create viable priorities for productive living. In addition to working with families and communities, EP2 must engage service providers and members of the general public in accomplishing its mission. EP2 accepts tax-free monetary donations and in-kind contributions in support of its programs.
Program offerings include: academics in reading and math; coding; STEM Program; and health and nutrition segments. A healthy lunch and snacks are also provided and accommodations are made for children with special diets. Physical fitness and recreational components include: swimming and other physical movement exercises; urban gardening; trips to educational sites within D.C. and entrepreneurial activities. In addition, a parent/family orientation is a key component of the program. This includes a survey of family health checks for parents on various topics.
After School Program
The continuation and support of academic learning in summer camp and the After-School Program increases productive school performance. Parent involvement is key to supporting the implementation of program goals and objectives in the home.
Academics: homework assistance; math tutoring, coding/graphic novel;
Social and emotional learning
Special physical fitness activities
Summer & After School Program
All regular program activities outlined above will be incorporated within a virtual context with few exceptions, such as physical swimming. Free game time is also permitted. Children without computers will be provided iPads on loan.
Live Book Reading
Marietta Collins, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has worked with high-risk children, adolescents, and families as a faculty member at Emory University School of Medicine for over two decades. During our 2020 Virtual Summer Camp, Dr. Collins conducted a live reading of a book she co-authored entitled, Something Happened in our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice. The students were engaged, developed numerous questions related to injustice, and they also received a free copy of the book.
Giving Back to the Community
EP2 and its community partners engage in an annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway and a holiday gift of new coats, toys, and school supplies for EP2 students and the larger community.
Basic Computer Skills Training
Intro into Website Design
Certified Programs that are designed to develop business plans, social marketing strategies and community based activities.