Conducted at Saint Anne's Center (corner of Merrimack and Beech Streets), Tuesday and Thursdays from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM. We rent two classrooms and a gymnasium.
The principal goal of Inti Academy's after-school program is teaching the English language to Manchester's inner-city youth. While we are open to all children ages 6 to 14, the majority of our students are from refugee and immigrant families.
A typical schedule includes:
3:30 Arrival and pick-up basketball in the gym
4:00 Snack, meeting, announcements
4:15 Rotations (three groups by age) - 30 minutes each (4:15-4:45, 4:45-5:15, 5:15-5:45)
1. Reading/writing. Tutoring and work on writing projects.
2. Art/painting or music/African drumming or nature/environment projects.
3. Soccer/Futsal - games in the gym (outdoors during good-weather months)
5:45 Clean-up 6:00 Dismissal
In addition to ESL education, we nurture intellectual development, character development, and the learning of life-skills. We establish habits of self-discipline, concentration, hard work, and good sportsmanship; building confidence and self esteem; providing healthy athletic and fitness activity to counteract childhood obesity; and assisting immigrant and refugee families with their assimilation into the community. We organize field trips and cultural events.
Our on-site staff includes Inti's director of programming, certified teachers, musicians, coaches, art teachers, park ranger, nutritionists, student mentors from Southern New Hampshire University and Saint Anselm College, and numerous other supporters who have a passion for helping underserved children develop their full potentials.
The fundamental concept of Inti Academy is to integrate our players' love of soccer with their needs for academic and personal development. In our sixth year of operation, we know how to make this work and how to make it fun! The kids and their parents love Inti.
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