After School Tutorials
As part of Team Walker's emphasis on education, children from Jersey City can take advantage of after-school tutoring and study hall sessions. Demonstrating that children can blend academics with recreation and improved life skills, Team Walker tutors work to assist children in academic disciplines and supplement their classroom instruction.
The Team Walker After School Program
At The Team Walker After School Program, focus is placed on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programming. Activities and lesson plans are designed that promote critical and creative thinking skills as well as provide students access to the fields of education that are shaping our society. One exciting aspect of this program is a STEM live Video Link with NASA every week during the school year at our learning center.
Our goal is to create positive members of society. Aside from strict academics, we give attention to the entire student. We encourage cross-cultural awareness, promote self-esteem, and endorse respect of one's self and others. To be effective in this task we believe family member involvement is critical and provide monthly family member workshops to facilitate participation. We also provide opportunities for student participants to explore and learn through exciting programming and field trips. Past trips have included: Dorney Park, the NJ Nets, Solomon Smith-Barney trading floor, PSE&G Power plant, Columbia University, The Newark Museum, The Malcom Pray Achievement Center, America's Grow-A-Row, Liberty Science Center and The Museum of Natural History.
The Team Walker After School Program operates during the academic school year and is open to both boys and girls, grades 4 -10. Additionally, plans have been put in place to provide assistance to younger children. We currently accept students from the following schools: PS22, PS3, PS15, PS17, MS4, Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School, Jersey City Community Charter School and Lincoln High School.
After School Recreation
Each afternoon, Mon to Fri, Team Walker supervises open gym activities at PS 22 School in Jersey City. Additionally, from 3-7 pm, grade school children are able to play pick-up basketball and enjoy the opportunity to burn some energy after a busy day in the classroom.
One of the most visible groups in Jersey City, The Team Walker Steppers provide young girls with the opportunity to develop dance and step skills while learning the value of discipline and teamwork. The steppers practice and perform year-round, and can be seen at parades, children’s parties and the annual Team Walker Holiday Party. Academic criteria must be met to participate in the squad, with uniforms provided to each of the girls
One of our newest programs is a drama class for interested young boys and girls, tapping into the creative side of our children.
We also recently created a girls basketball team for the young ladies.
One program that combines both education and recreation is the free farmers market offered to the Team Walker community on Saturday mornings. In partnership with America’s Grow-A-Row, our children have the experience of visiting a working farm where they can pick vegetables and learn about farming. The product from this farm is then offered at our farmers market.
Team Walker offers two summer camp experiences. One allows children to have summer fun in a safe, friendly environment. The second is our STEM summer camp offered at the Team Walker Learning Center. This camp provides an opportunity for children to continue the learning experience during the summer months.
Beginning in the month of July, children take to the outdoor courts of Dr. Lena Edwards Park for neighborhood basketball competition. Grammar school, junior varsity and senior varsity leagues compete to make the playoffs, with trophies going to the winners.
373 Communipaw Ave
Jersey City, New Jersey 07304
Tel. 201-433-1888 Fax. 201-433-4334
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerry Walker - President and CEO
Zoraida Veras - Director of Operations
Positive Impact Partners
Team Walker Advisory Board
|P.J. Carlesimo||Robin L. Cunningham||Cornelius Durkin|
|Paul T. Gregory||Arturas Karnisovas||Stephen Kuchen|
|Bob Ley||Christopher F. Lutz||Charles Mayer|
Team Walker 2016 Board of Trustees
|Chairman Leo J. Zatta|
|John T. Baier
New York Life Insurance Company
Seton Hall University
|F. Michael Giles
Judge, Superior Court of NJ (retired)
Country Club Services, Inc.
|Jared J. Limbach
Napier Park Global Capital
Vice President/Business Marketing, AT&T
President & CEO
|Elnardo J. Webster II
Inglesino, Webster, Wyciskala, & Taylor
Phillip J. McGee