All TSH participants are referred to as Scholars and treated as such. All of our programmatic initiatives are based upon the following five-point "Scholar Model."
The Academic Enrichment of our scholars is the primary focal point of our program. Our skilled Academic Coaches provide homework assistance & interactive supplemental tutorial lessons to enhance the at school performance of our Scholars. Additionally, our scholars are able to access online tools such as educational games, literacy skill development program Failure Free Reading, and other such programs to further increase their scholastic skills. TSH Academic Coaches also visit the schools of our scholars so that we may work with their teachers to create and implement strategies to ensure their academic success.
We believe that Cultural Enrichment and exposure to artistic opportunity for our scholars is vital to their success. Each week our Scholars participate in clubs which engage them in such performing arts, dance, and drama. The clubs roster also includes arts & crafts, culinary arts, and games. The Study Hall participants have also learned the African-Brazilian martial art known as Capoiera, received formal dance training through a partnership with Moving in the Spirit, studied the violin, and African drums. Our field trip roster is rich with visits to the opera, ballet, and modern dance performances, museums, aquariums, and trips to Georgia’s boarder states.
We believe that the Financial Literacy of our scholars is fundamental to ensuring their ability to overcome financial adversity later in life. Through our partnership with Wells Fargo Bank our academic coaches facilitate lessons through their Hands On Banking financial literacy program. Our scholars are learning skills that will enable them to create personal financial and career plans, become entrepreneurs, and be contributing members of the community in which they live.
At TSH we teach our scholars “To whom much is given, much is required.” The Civic Engagement focus area of our scholar model has been developed to instill in them the importance of making a positive contribution to the community. Each class participates in semester long community service projects based upon social challenges they are most interested helping to eliminate. Our scholars have taken on the task of raising awareness about such causes as education improvement in urban communities, raising awareness about the genocide in Darfur, eradicating hunger and homelessness, protecting the environment, and breast cancer awareness.
Wellness initiatives at The Study Hall are provided to motivate our scholars to lead healthy and active lifestyles. Through the daily provision of healthy snacks and meals, educational workshops on the importance of preparing and eating nutritious meals for both our parents and scholars, as well as, raising awareness about the health issues that most impact our community, TSH is committed to the overall wellness of our scholars. All TSH participants participate in daily outdoor activity and exercise. Our commitment to wellness has been furthered through our partnership with the Washington Park Natatorium.