Academic and Cultural Enrichment Programs
What We Do Today Will Enrich The Lives of Families To Have A Colorful Future.
Academics EFV Academic Support Program:
- Peer Tutoring
- After-School homework assistance
- S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) Summer Program
- ESL Student & Parent Workshops
EFV Elite Youth Sports Support Programs:
- Flag/Tackle Football
- Aquatics Program
- Track & Field
- Double Dutch
- EFV offers range of community enrichment programs:
- Mentorship, Dance, Step, Arts & Craft, Digital Inclusion, Photography.
- Martial Arts, Graphic & Web Design & Music creativity programs
- EFV CASA Program Dance
EFV engages the community based on the needs of the community. This is done through our EFV E.N.O.U.G.H. Anti-violence initiative (Educating Neighborhoods Organizing the Undeserved with Grassroots organizing Healthy-initiatives). This done with organizing block associations, community events, parent engagement workshops, E.N.O.U.G.H. – Anti-Violence Initiatives, referral to resource and workshops including the following: Inform the community on social/economics awareness, healthy living, health awareness issues, Job opportunities, relationship building & domestic violence.
- EFV E.N.O.U.G.H. Mentorship program
- EFT Healthy Aging Program
- Crisis Management/Cure Violence/Conflict Mediation
EFV E.N.O.U.G.H. Anti-Violence Initiative
Our Initiative is a proactive approach to the stem the increase of violence in the community. EFV E.N.O.U.G.H. (Educating, Neighborhoods, Organizing, Under-served, Grassroots-organizing and Health-enrichment) Initiative, which involves community organizing and activism designed to curtail rising street violence within our community. We use our annual anti-violence “Not In My Hood March” and our involvement in Know Your Rights Forums and other Workshops, Occupy the Corner and our Shooting Response Team, where we coordinate with local clergy, violence interrupters and local elected officials to provide assistance to families impacted by gang or street violence.After-school program which utilizes our E.N.O.U.G.H. Initiative is currently being implemented at several schools in the community. This program, using the Cure Violence model, funded by the Mayors office and local elected officials via the Department Of Education; it is aimed at youth, ages 11-18, who have displayed conduct consistent with involvement in gang activities and other types of unproductive behavior. The goal of this program is to impact the lives of these students in a positive way, to encourage them to correct their behavior and give them necessary tools and opportunity to mentor others around them.The youth participating will learn our six pillars: Accountability, Unity, Responsibility, Creativity, Restraint, and Mentorship throughout the course of the program:
- Youth led support groups
- EFV Boys2Manhood
- Workshop Series
- EFV Sistas With A Visions (SWV)
- Girls support and upliftment Program
- EFV Boys2Manhood
- Workforce enrrichment/Development program
- Ages: 14-18
- Ages: 19 & up
S.T.A.N.D. Mental Health initiative:
EFV Mental Health Initiative S.T.A.N.D (Self-care, Tender-love, Always, Needed, Daily!) was created to grow awareness and reduce the stigma of mental illnesses. This initiative is very personal to me as I have a cousin living with mental illnesses and my family was too ashamed to seek assistance or discuss it. I advocate for more services and awareness in our community. We canvass our community with poster and flyers informing business owners and residents on what to do if they encounter someone in crisis.
We partnered with THRIVE NYC to facilitate monthly Mental Health First Aid workshops out of our East Flatbush office. Monique Chandler-Waterman has also also became a mental health first aid trainer. We have trained about 200 community members and hosted over a dozen workshops for 2018. We are looking to double those numbers in 2019. Monique was recognized by THRIVE NYC for the work we have accomplished thus far.
We have set up a protocol to have THRIVE NYC, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Local Clergy and Bright Point Health to dispatched when there is a shooting in our community especially a police involved shooting involving a person living with mental illness. We have partnered with Bright Point Health to refer community members and staff for behavioral services. Monique advocates for mental wellness and self-care. We are launching our staff self-care sessions weekly out of our office; which includes various programs such as yoga, Reiki Meditation, Self-Defense, Massage Therapist that is also accessible to the community.