John Bowne High School
63-25 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11367
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Future Forward Program
The Future Forward Program goal is to help students and families foster healthy relationships with each other, peers, school, and the greater community. Future Forward partners with John Bowne High School and community organizations to support the school goals of decreasing chronic absenteeism, enhancing and increasing availability of social-learning support, and removing barriers to student success to boost graduation progress.The program offers day and after school activities focused on skill-building, academic support, wellness, and college and career readiness so that students can gain skills, increase their self esteem, and engage in a supportive community. Future Forward after school programming includes a range of activities including Dance, Cooking, Creative Arts, My Sister’s Keeper and My Brother’s Keeper, College Preparation, Healthy Living, Sports, Yoga, Performing Arts/Acting, Creative Writing, Business/Leadership, Mindfulness/Stress Relief, Tutoring, Life Skills, and Mentorship.
Future Forward also offers: Counseling and a Safe Space to students during their lunch period to ensure their emotional wellbeing, monthly participant Town Hall meetings to foster community, family workshops to encourage parent & family engagement, and fun events that celebrate the diversity and skills of our students. Overnight and day trips to educational and team building venues help round out this comprehensive program and are quality incentives to encourage students to increase school attendance and program participation. The Future Forward Program is funded through the NYC Office of Community Schools.
For more information, please contact Nefertiti Francis, Community School Director, at [email protected]
It Takes A Village (ITAV) Program
The It Takes A Village targets youth in grades 9-12 who attend John Bowne High School and who have a grade point average of 75 or below, a failing grade in one or more subjects, or who are chronically absent from school. The coaches of the ITAV program work with participants individually to overcome the barriers to their educational success. Every student develops an individualized service plan complete with goals for the school year around attendance, academic performance, and program participation and these goals are supported through the coaches and the support system throughout the school (teachers, guidance counselors, deans, etc). Participants also have the opportunity to earn monetary incentive payments for key performance improvements such as a GPA increase or decrease in their number of school absences, as well as have the opportunity to participate in a 6 week PAID internship opportunity only available to participants of the ITAV program. ITAV day and afterschool activities include Adulting 101, College Access, Youth Advocacy and Leadership, “Our Voices” and “Let’s Talk About It” group SEL workshops, field trips, and more.
For more information, please contact Mildred Andaluz at [email protected]
Bound For Success (BFS) Program
The Bound for Success Program is designed to meet the needs of students by delivering a holistic approach. Counselors in the Bound For Success Program work within the student’s support network to strengthen the student’s capacity to actualize their full potential. Students enrolled in The Bound For Success Program receive all encompassing support at a critical stage in life. The Bound For Success Program is a safe and inclusive community that supports students through counseling, academic advisement, programs selected by participants, parent involvement, after school workshops, community service, college & career readiness, and academic support.
Some of the services offered by the Bound For Success program include:
- Student Nominated Clubs and Groups
- Team-building and Educational Trips
- Incentive Celebrations
- Employment Support
- Individual Counseling
- Individual Academic Advisement
- Group Counseling
- Academic Support
- Mindfulness and Meditation
- Community Service Opportunities
- College Preparation and Support
For more information, please contact Nadia Bilodeau, Program Coordinator at [email protected]