Dream To Achieve has begun an academic after school program to serve under-resourced youth in Hudson. The program, which began Monday December 2nd, is open to all students in grades 8 through 12 in the Hudson City School District (HCSD).

The program runs each day, Monday through Thursday, at the Hudson High School, immediately after the completion of the school day. Tutors come from Bard’s Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Graduate Program and other high-achieving upperclassmen. They will work daily with the 32 students in the program to help them reach their full academic potential.

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A tutor works with a student during the Dream To Achieve After School Program

The program will focus on making sure each student completes 100% of their homework, prepares properly for tests in school, and takes part in thorough studying for the New York State mandated Regents exams. Juniors and Seniors in the program will also receive SAT preparation and guidance throughout the college process. The tutors will work with the participants to make sure they building positive and sustainable habits. Throughout the year, students in the program will take part in numerous field trips to Bard, as well as other nearby places of interest.

The DTA After School Program is the first widespread, daily, out of school academic program in the city of Hudson. It is a result of months of collaboration between Dream To Achieve, Bard’s Center for Civic Engagement, the HCSD, and numerous other organizations in Hudson. The program will run for the duration of the school year, as it strives to meet the needs of the Hudson community.


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