Page Turners

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.


Registration is now open.  Please scroll down for information on how to register.

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 and Times

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 3:00-5:30 p.m. beginning September 12, 2018 and ending June 13, 2019.


Example of Daily Schedule

3:00-3:30 Snack & Game Time

3:30-4:30 Enrichment activity or park time

4:30-5:30 Park Time


Staff and Volunteers

Meagan Smith, Director of Youth Programming

Allen Berryman, Youth Programming Associate

Selina Lucero, Youth Programming Associate


Staff and volunteers tutor children, assisting them with homework and academic learning.  Volunteers also assist in enrichment activities and programming.


Registration

Registration forms are available here or at the Metro Baptist Church and Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries office.  A one-time registration fee of $25 is required for your child to be registered.  If this fee is prohibitive for your family, please contact us at 212-594-4464 or pageturners@rmmnyc.org.  The office is open Monday-Thursday 10:00am-5:00pm, Friday 10:00am-3:00pm.


While we prefer that you come in to register, you may fill out the form and return it via email if your schedule does not allow for you to come during our office hours.  Once you have submitted the form, please call 212-594-4464 to make the $25 payment.  Your child's registration will not be complete without the payment.  


Fill out the registration form here.


Parent/Guardian Meeting

In order for your child to be officially enrolled in Page Turners, you must attend a Parent/Guardian meeting on either Wednesday, September 5 or Thursday, September 6 from 5:30-6:30pm.


Guidelines

Given the nature of Page Turners, space in the program is very limited and in demand.  Priority is given to children who can attend Page Turners all three program days of the week.  Consistent absences and late pick-ups will jeopardize your child's space in the program.  If children miss more than two program weeks without notice, we reserve the right to drop them from our roster so that we can make space for children on the waiting list.  


Staff will pick up children attending P.S. 51 at dismissal time.  If your child does not attend P.S. 51 or needs to stay after school, please arrange for your child to arrive no later than 3:30pm.  Children may only be picked up by people who are listed on their application.  If you would like someone else to pick your child up at any time during the year, you must talk to a staff member in advance.  Children may only walk home alone if parents have given permission on their application.  


Page Turners is an engaging academic program, so personal electronic games, cell phones, computers, etc. must remain in the children's bars during program time.  The staff reserve the right to take up any items brought by children that may be distracting (i.e. collectible cards, video games, cell phones, etc.) and return them at the end of the day.  


Bullying, drugs, alcohol, and weapons are strictly prohibited at Page Turners.


There will be no programming on days when New York Public Schools are not in session or have half days.  School closings due to inclement weather will result in Page Turners closing as well.


Homework Time

Every day at Page Turners we have time where students can work on their homework.  We encourage the students to complete their homework, but our main concern in that they understand the concepts they are learning.  If your child does not have homework on a Page Turners day, a volunteer may work with them on the academic skills and concepts they are learning in school.  If your child is unwilling to cooperate during homework tie, a parent/guardian will be called to come pick your child up from Page Turners.  


Snack

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!  If you pack your child a snack for Page Turners time, please make sure it is something along the same lines and is healthy.  We do not allow children to eat candy, sugary foods, soda, or chips.  


If you have questions, email pageturners@rmmnyc.org.