A multi-faceted, hybrid program designed to meet the full spectrum of scholar needs which includes the engagement of parents as active participants in the learning process.

The Afterschool Academic/STEAM enrichment program includes:

• Targeted Academic Support
• Homework Assistance
• Blacks in Wax Creative/Cultural Arts Program
• Tennis Development and Instruction
• Sewing and Clothing Design
• Computer Science, Programming & Coding
• Health and Wellness
• Food Science and Nutrition

Programming also includes field trips, tennis tournaments, and ongoing access to workforce development and health and wellness classes to participating families. The program is offered Monday – Friday, 3pm – 7pm, Saturday, 10am – 2pm, including school closures such as winter and spring breaks.

Strengthening Education Through Tennis and Upgraded Programs (S.E.T.U.P.)

To reinforce the learning and development provided through the year, RWLC offers an intensive structured six-week summer opportunity designed to cure summer learning loss for scholars who may not have performed well during the traditional school year. Serving 160 children, grades 3rd-11th, the program runs from 8am to 6pm daily.

Grade-level classrooms are named after civilizations corresponding with themed lessons for each respective grade. Scholars are engaged in 3 hours of intense daily activities, 90 minutes of Tennis Programming and 2 hours of STEAM enrichment. Program also include Saturdays, operating from 9am to 12noon. During the summer, children will be able to participate in over 260 hours of academically sound enrichment opportunities and tennis development.

In addition to the six-week program, scholars participate in an additional three-week Tennis Development Program. Activities for academic support and positive school climate are based on RTI, the prevention and inclusion academic strategy. RWLC instructors lead the academic support component of the program and develop academic activities for each intervention tier.

In partnership with the Department of Recreation (DPR), District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), District of Columbia Public Charter Schools (DCPCSB), the Recreation Wish List Committee (RWLC) offers enriched programming to support the children and families in Wards 7 and 8 in the District of Columbia. RWLC, a community-based, not-for-profit organization, employs research-based strategies and activities to support and identify the academic needs of scholars and their families.