Mingo County Youth Education Program (YEP)
The Mingo County YEP is offered at Gilbert Middle School and Williamson PK8 School. The initiative has created a pair of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours. Additionally, the program helps students meet state standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math, while offering a broad assortment of enrichment activities that complement their regular academic programs.
The program is open to Grades 5-8 at Gilbert and Grades 2-8 at Williamson, and meets in the evenings from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. A summer program is offered as well. The academic component includes homework help (when school is in session) and curriculum enhancement programs for math and English. An iPad lab is available at each site for student use, and all instruction is provided by licensed teachers.
In addition, an enrichment component focuses on extended learning opportunities in topics such as robotics, art, and photography. A physical activity component is included as well. Volunteers, teachers and partnering agencies deliver these enhanced learning opportunities.
For more information, please contact Gilbert Middle School at (304) 664-8197 or Williamson PreK-8 School at (304) 235-2520.