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  • Writer's pictureSarah Samra

Boosting Academic Success: The Benefits of JFK's ASSETs Program

Located in front of the Library, the After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) offers valuable resources for students looking to boost their academic performance. Open Monday to Friday from 3:30 pm to 6 pm, with extended hours on Thursdays until 5 pm, this program provides a welcoming and supportive environment for students to receive homework help and keep their grades on track.

VIP (Vibe in Promo) Dance Club (pictured) in the Dance Room on Tuesdays from 3:30-6:00 pm and Thursdays from 2:30-5:00 pm. (Photo Credit: ASSETs Staff)

Jonathan Jimenez, program manager, emphasized that ASSETs provides a safe place for students after school who may be waiting for their ride or need assistance with homework. He mentioned that many students come to ASSETs to receive help with their schoolwork or simply to socialize with friends and play games.

The boys volleyball team during the spring volleyball season. (Photo Credit: ASSETs Staff)

"We are always here to help students, our doors are always open,” Jimenez said. “We want our students at JFK High School to be successful." 

The ASSETs team (pictured) serving supper on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:30-5:00 pm and Thursdays from 3:30-4:00 pm. (Photo Credit: ASSETs Staff)

As a student who regularly attends the ASSETs program, I can attest to the benefits it offers. The tutors and staff are dedicated and knowledgeable, and willing to help with challenging assignments and provide guidance on math, science, English, or any other subject. I thoroughly enjoy the program and credit ASSETs for greatly improving my academic performance.

The ASSETs Dungeons & Dragons (pictured) meets on Fridays in B-21 from 3:30-6:00 pm. (Photo Credit: ASSETs staff)

Martin Pauly, a staff member at ASSETs, emphasized the importance of students signing in when they arrive to ensure their safety. He also mentioned the importance of participating in activities to improve grades. In addition to academic support, ASSETs also offers recreational activities and enrichment programs for students to develop new skills and interests -- including sports and various clubs.

Boys tennis team during the spring tennis season. (Photo Credit: ASSETs Staff)

Overall, ASSETs is a valuable resource for the community, providing a safe and supportive environment for students to thrive. Whether a student needs help with homework, wants to explore a new interest, or just needs a safe place to go after school, ASSETs is there to support them every step of the way.   

Chess Club (pictured) meets on Mondays in B-26 from 3:30-4:30 pm. (Photo Credit: ASSETs Staff)

KDC (Korean Dance Club) meets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30-6:00 pm. (Photo Credit: ASSETs Staff)
ASSETs recreational basketball occasionally play on the blacktop. (Photo Credit: ASSETs Staff)

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Jun 03

Very interesting article! I care a lot about this

Jun 03
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