Focusing on literacy, RMM’s Page Turners program brings kids into an active and stimulating group situation after school ends and before parents get home from work. Volunteers and staff help children work through their assignments, offering aid and encouragement without supplying answers. Page Turners is equipped with a library of more than 1,000 books, iPads and internet access to help kids get research done and surf with supervision. Page Turners provides kids with a non-threatening, non-competitive work environment that will enable them to do their best, both in and out of class.
About Page Turners
RMM, in collaboration with Metro Baptist Church and a network of partners, provides direct and educational services that promote individual and community growth. Page Turners After School, a program within RMM, provides homework help and enrichment opportunities for children in grades 1-5. We believe that a vibrant community life is vital to the academic and personal success of children. Through emphasis on literacy, education, and character building, we desire for children to be lifelong learners that give back to their communities.
Program Dates & Times
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays - 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesdays - 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Staff will pick up children attending P.S. 51 and Success Academy Hudson Yards at dismissal time each day of Page Turners. If your child does not attend either of these schools or needs to stay late after school, they may be dropped off at Page Turners before 4:30 pm.
Staff will provide pick-up from Success Academy Hell's Kitchen only on Wednesdays to accommodate early dismissal. If we have a critical mass of students enrolled from SAHK or any other local school, we may be able to provide pick-up on additional days (depending on staff capacity).
Please note: at least five students will need to be enrolled in Page Turners from a school for our staff to offer pick-up.
Every day at Page Turners we have time where students can work on their homework. If your child does not have homework on a Page Turners day, they may read, use a computer (for education purposes), or complete activity sheets. We have a full library with leveled books and multiple computers and devices for the children to use.
While our staff will be able to provide assistance to students during homework time, Page Turners does not have the capacity to provide significant one-on-one tutoring.
We provide the students with a free afternoon snack every day. We pay special attention to choosing snacks that the students will like, as well as being healthy, nutritious, and providing energy during our program. Examples of such snacks include crackers, fruits, vegetables, yogurt and much more!
Example of Daily Schedule
2:30 pm School Pick-Up
3:00 - 4:30 pm Park or Enrichment Time (snack included)
4:30-5:30 pm Homework Time
5:20 - 5:30 pm Parent Pick-up
Registration opens September and will be completely virtual via google forms. A one-time registration fee of $25 is required for your child to be registered. If this fee is prohibitive for your family or you need assistance with registration, please contact us at 212-594 4464 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
While RMM remains committed to keeping Page Turners a free program - accessible to all, we have had to increase our staff to support expanded hours and pick-up locations. We recommend a weekly $25 donation from those who are able to help support our additional expenses.
For more information or if you have any questions, please email email@example.com.