AfterSchool and Summer

Our JustLead afterschool program is for neighborhood elementary school students and a summer program for all ages.

The afterschool program includes math and reading tutoring, homework help, Bible study, health/fitness/nutrition instruction, field trips and service learning opportunities. Youth also participate in the JustLead Learning Labs.

The summer program is similar, with the addition of seasonal outings (such as swimming) and Variety Camp Week.

Variety Camp Week is a week-long series of enrichment camps offering new experiences; these include Cooking Camp, Dance Camp, Art Camp, Cheerleading Camp, and TV Production Camp, among others.


Discipleship opportunities include mid-week Bible study, small groups, corporate worship, inter-generational activities, and provides meaningful roles in the churches for youth year-round.

The JustLead Bible curriculum, an original production of Emerald Youth Foundation, is written to promote discussion between adults and youth about major Biblical themes.

The curriculum also addresses age-appropriate topics, such as avoiding risky behaviors like pre-marital sex and alcohol and drug use.

Faith conversation tools are included in each unit of JustLead Bible curriculum to be used at home.

Click here to download a JustLead Bible curriculum sample.

Fitness and Nutrition

The health of our youth is of utmost importance, which is why our AmeriCorps members lead fitness and nutrition activities weekly for young people.

We use a variety of curricula, including the National Football League’s “ReCharge” program and the "SPARK" program for fitness lessons.

Learning Labs

The JustLead Learning Labs help elementary, middle and high school youth improve their academic and workplace readiness skills.

There are five JustLead Learning Lab locations that are neighborhood-based. Additionally, we have a Mobile Learning Lab that travels to other JustLead locations throughout the city.

Each JustLead Learning Lab uses two programs:

  • Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment, which is used by 3 million students a year in school systems across the country to identify skill deficiencies
  • Odyssey, which is aligned with MAP and focuses on the specific skill in which the child is deficient. Odyssey provides fun, interactive computer games that the kids can play.

Click here to learn about the MAP assessment on Northwest Evaluation Association’s website.

Click here to visit Odyssey’s website and play some sample games.