Creating Learners Innovatively in Math & Books

ALG has launched the CLIMB Program.  This is a program that focuses on the individual need of students in grades K - 12.  Through one on one tutoring and rigorous content built from the New York State Learning Standards and Common Core Standards, CLIMB supports the learning process

Elementary Schools:

CLIMB increases young people’s motivation to read and builds their literacy skills. At the same time, it develops core values of helpfulness, fairness, personal responsibility, and respect for others.  ALG Leaders use a five-part process in which children hear engaging books read aloud—or read them independently—and make connections to their own lives. They express their feelings and grapple with big ideas through discussion, drama, art, movement, and writing.  

During our Summer Reading Program, students received two periods of one-to-one tutoring and two periods of literacy and art activities, based on picture books read aloud by the ALG Leader. Students make personal connections to both the stories and pictures, helping them further develop their listening, speaking and writing skills. They also developed basic art skills through drawing, collage, painting, and model and puppet making. For many CLIMB students, the Literacy & Art Program provides them with their very first art-making experiences.

Middle Schools:
CLIMB builds off of your students’ enthusiasm for technology with engaging, interactive lessons and activities. Students can work through the web-based program at their own pace, or ALG Leaders can guide students through the program. And with dynamic content, students don’t memorize the answers, they learn the topics.

During our Summer Reading Program, students received two periods of one-to-one tutoring and two periods of literacy and art activities, based on the Graphic Novels each child has read.  Our ALG Leaders compliment this time by creating comic book boards with the students as well as screen plays.  At the end of the summer, each child's work is displayed or performed.

High School Youth:

We empower teens to build skills for their futures, meet other teens in their neighborhoods, and make a positive impact in their communities, all while earning community service hours or a paycheck. Serving as a tutor prepares our teens to succeed in college and future jobs.  Please scroll to the bottom of this page to apply!

Under the supervision of ALG Leaders, our tutors:

  • Learn how to teach young children basic reading skills
  • Develop self-confidence, patience and pride
  • Build job skills, such as communication and responsibility
  • Build their college portfolios
  • Can receive community service letters to include with college applications

After-school Jobs

New York City teens over the age of 14 are eligible to apply for paid tutoring jobs. Selected teens attend a 2.5 hour after-school training to learn our curriculum, how to work with young children, and the expectations of a paid job. Trained teens volunteer for three afternoons and then become paid tutors, working 1.5 hours after-school, three or four days each week, for five to six months.

Summer Jobs

Our summer programs take place at schools throughout New York City from 8:30 am until noon, four or five days each week, for five or six weeks in July and August. In addition to tutoring children in reading, tutors have the opportunity to help with art and writing projects. Teens submit an online application and attend a training to develop tutoring skills. School year tutors are given preference for summer job placement.


Yvette Garcia

Senior Program Manager

Expanded Learning Time & ELA/Math Prep Programs

Phone: 646-543-8917

Email:   [email protected]

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