The Homework Center has two primary components. The first is providing homework assistance to each student enrolled assuring they are independently able to complete the work assigned, which aids to re-enforce what was taught in the classroom. The second component provides tutoring for students who have demonstrated an area of weakness based on their MAP scores. We work with the learning coach for each elementary school to review the scores for each student who is weak in a particular area. We then implement a tutoring coaching program in a project format. A series of subject matter specific worksheets, activities and games are used to serve as practice tools that ensure improvement in the demonstrated area(s) of weakness. A post-test is executed on the same subject area at the end of the quarter (or school year) to measure effectiveness and a demonstrated higher understanding of each subject matter. Tutoring is primarily provided by volunteers, mostly by students from local colleges under the supervision a Project Thunder trained site coordinator who is there to...More Information
Wells Fargo offers a community grant to local non profit organizations as apart of their community relations. At our program participation recognition day, Wells Fargo awarded Project Thunder with a community grant. Featured in the photo is Wells Fargo’s regional vice president, his local branch manager, and Project Thunder board members who were gracious to receive this kind donation on behalf of Project Thunder students and parents. This grant was used to continue our mission. Project Thunder staff, board members, students, and families would like to thank Wells Fargo Bank for their support in the...More Information
We held our first Open House ceremony in June of 2012 to give recognition to our students for participation throughout the school year as well as recognizing the individual achievements of select students. Each student received a certificate and a catered dinner to share with their family at The Derby restaurant in Poughkeepsie. Project Thunder is appreciative of the local businesses that continue to support our efforts to help the youth of our community. Students who exhibited significant improvement and academic excellence during the year received special awards. Brianna is one of many who has shown significant improvement in her grade point average. We’re thankful to Sheriff Butch Anderson for his generous donation of her bicycle. Check out her video testimonial in her own...More Information
Morse student draws the Minions
Morse student brings his favorite treat to life
Morse student draws jolly sun
Morse student draws Spaghetti Man.
Morse Student draws Pizza Steve
Morse student creates a new monster
Future Fashion Designer.
Future Tupperware Designer.
Future Shoe Designer.
Future Chef and Baker.
Future Costume Designer.
Future Pastry decorator.
Future interior designer.
Future coffee shop owner.
One students vision as a ball player in the future.
Future Pool Designer.