Bridge the Gap College Prep’s after-school programs serve Marin City youth in grades 1 – 12 at our Center in Marin City Public Housing and at Tamalpais High School. Our programs are focused on academic enrichment and youth development to help equip Marin City students with the essential academic and social/emotional skills necessary for middle, high school and college success.
The One-to-One Evening Tutor Mentor Program
1st – 8th graders are paired with a personal tutor/mentor at the Bridge the Gap College Prep Center for the entire school year. 1st -3rd graders meet Wednesday and Thursday, 6:30 – 7:30pm, and 4th through 8th graders meet Monday and Tuesday 6:30 – 7:7:30pm. Mentor/Tutor student pairs focus on reading and homework completion. Through ongoing tutoring/mentoring students develop a consistent relationship with an adult and are introduced to college as the end goal for going to school.
The Marin City Scholars Program
4th – 8th grade students meet two – four times a week, Monday – Thursday, with credentialed teachers and tutors in a college prep classroom environment. The core focus areas are academic skill building, with an emphasis on math and writing combined with a college prep curriculum and culture. We provide free transportation from Willow Creek Academy and Bayside/MLK Jr. Academy. Students in the Marin City Scholars Program in need of additional help can access further support through a one-on-one volunteer tutor.
The College Prep High School Program
9th – 12th grade students meet Monday through Thursday with credentialed teachers and tutors at Tam High to receive subject specific tutoring. Students receive high school course selection assistance, college counseling, SAT Prep and financial aid workshops.
Little Readers and Mathletes (Summer Only)
The Little Readers and Mathletes program is held only in the summer in collaboration with Marin City Recreational Summer Camp. Little Readers builds literacy for 5-8 year olds. Teacher and volunteer tutors help develop reading skills with students, helping with appropriate book selection, reading aloud in a group setting, and working one on one to strengthen comprehension and fluency. Mathletes, for 5-8 year olds, focuses on retaining and building math skills through math games and other fun activities.
Throughout all our programming, we provide students the support they need to succeed. We provide substantial healthy meals or snacks every day to improve their ability to concentrate and study. Through the dedication of our teachers, we provide extensive “wrap around” support including ongoing communication among teachers and administrators, families and BTGCP tutors, assessment of student needs and referrals and connections to needed resources.