Life, Language and Learning (LLL)
The Life, Learning, and Language program (LLL) promotes the academic success of a growing number of children in Rhinebeck’s schools whose families do not speak English as their first language. The LLL program also improves communication between the children’s families and the broader school community. Currently, the program serves elementary school-aged children at the Chancellor Livingston School in the Rhinebeck Central School District.
Students attend a twice-weekly, after-school sessions designed to help them accurately and more consistently complete homework assignments, enhance their English language skills, and promote self-confidence, interpersonal relationships, and a sense of belonging to the school community. Through structured activities building off of the existing classroom curriculum, volunteers from Bard College and Rhinebeck High School provide one-on-one tutoring and homework assistance.
LLL also works to improve the relationship between non-English speaking parents and the school system. Each semester LLL organizes information sessions for parents of student participants on topics related to parent-school relationships.
Young Rhinebeck also coordinates a Family Advocate Program, where community volunteers facilitate parental involvement in children’s school experience by providing translation services at important school events, such as parent-teacher conferences, and offers general advice on how to navigate the school system.
For more information about the LLL program contact Wendy Brisley, Program Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org