Free Educational Program Introduced at Jordan Park
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – The St. Petersburg Housing Authority (SPHA), Landex Management, and Quantum Leap Educational Services, L.L.C. have partnered to provide a free educational program, called the SUCCESS program, for school-aged children living in local public housing developments. Held during after-school hours at the Jordan Park Management office, the SUCCESS program encourages learning through educational activities and personalized tutoring. Students are now being accepted.
“We are very excited about the introduction of the SUCCESS program to Jordan Park and the opportunities it will give to participating residents,” SPHA Chief Executive Officer Darrell Irions said. “By providing children with the tools to achieve academic success and by reinforcing the importance of family involvement, this program will take participating families another step forward on their journey to a brighter future.”
The SUCCESS program uses innovative and creative teaching methods to address Florida Department of Education (FDOE) initiatives in the subject areas of FCAT, math, reading, writing, and science. The program’s curriculum, which has earned a rating of “Excellent” from the FDOE, includes fun, real-life activities to engage students in learning and to demonstrate the importance of these core subjects.
Students meet with tutors in a small-group setting at Jordan Park twice a week for 60 to 90 minutes per session. Progress reports monitoring each student’s achievement are provided monthly. Because there is limited space in the SUCCESS program, parents are encouraged to apply now by completing an application. Copies of the application are available at the Jordan Park Management office.
Parents also are encouraged to take an active role in their child’s learning process. In addition to the SUCCESS program, Quantum Leap offers the Florida School Choice Parent Resource Center, which supplies information to parents regarding public school choice, parental involvement and other educational resources at no additional cost. The Parent Resource Bus, a traveling information center and a new program addition, will be visiting Jordan Park during this school year.
For more information on the SUCCESS program or the Florida School Choice Parent Resource Center, families may call 813-402-0160 or visit Quantum Leap’s website at www.tutoringbycity.com.
About St. Petersburg Housing Authority (SPHA):
The St. Petersburg Housing Authority (SPHA) is a public body corporate that has a 74-year history of developing and administering affordable housing programs within its jurisdictional area, which includes St. Petersburg and a 10-mile radius outside of the city. Consistently scored as a “High Performer” on U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) assessments, SPHA provides housing assistance to more than 3,400 families. The housing authority has received national awards and recognition for its innovative programs, including the Economies of Scale program, the Jordan Park HOPE VI redevelopment program, the Section 3 program and the Fraud Recovery program. More information about SPHA’s programs and services can be found at www.stpeteha.org.
About Landex Management:
Landex Management serves as the property manager for the Jordan Park public housing community. Established in 1990 and serving Jordan Park since 2001, they have employed a proven methodology for efficient and effective property management that achieves results for investors while ensuring high-caliber service for residents. More information about Landex Management can be found online at www.landex.org/management/.
About Quantum Leap Educational Services, L.L.C.:
Serving students and their families since 2005, Quantum Leap provides a wide variety services and programs for students of all ages throughout the state of Florida, including community-based tutoring programs, Supplemental Educational Services (SES) tutoring programs, test preparation assistance, summer school tutoring programs, homework help, special needs tutoring programs and more. For additional information, visit their website at www.tutoringbycity.com.
For immediate release: Sep. 7, 2011
Audra Butler, SPHA Communications Officer
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