Afterschool Academy

The Afterschool Academy is an academic achievement program that helps prepare youth in grades 6 to 12 for success in college and careers.


Project Achieve and Project Excel are designed to prepare students grades 6 to 8 for the transition into a successful high school career. Staff provides academic support through homework help, tutoring, and literacy activities. Students engage in enrichment activities that strengthen their academic, social and leadership skills and expose them to the community’s cultural resources.


Project Ready:  Mentor  is a mentoring program that enhances students' (ages 11 to 18) academic, social and leadership skills through exposure to new experiences, opportunities and places.  Students engage in a curriculum focused on academics, social development, and college culture and awareness, while being paired with an adult mentor.  Adult mentors provide group and one-to-one mentoring to help with students' growth.  Students become prepared for college, work and life.

Project Ready: Post-Secondary Success Program (PSSP) provides African American males and females in grades 8 to 12 with the support, guidance and encouragement needed to prepare them for a bright and promising future.  Students engage in a curriculum that prepares them academically, socially, and culturally for college and careers.

Each component of the Academy provides academic support; cultural enrichment; and leadership development. The goals of the Academy are to promote school retention, academic accomplishment, college preparation, social development and cultural awareness.

Funded by the United Way of Greater Rochester, Monroe County Youth Bureau, National Urban League, and Alstom Signaling Foundation. 

Click here for an Application

Click here for a Student Recommendation Form

For more information, contact Program Director, Charisma Dupree at (585) 325-6530 ext. 3049 or