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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 STEAM Summer Program
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
- EFV Boys2Manhood Workshop series
- EFT Sistas With A Visions (SWV)
- EFT Healthy Aging Program
- Crisis Management/Cure Violence/Conflict Mediation
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.