The program at RJK Middle School is the largest after school program our organization operates.
The RJK Club opens at the end of the school day (approximately 2:15pm) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, providing our Club kids with safe, supervised programs during the critical after school hours when it matters most. The program runs through 5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Club kids can take the 4:30pm late bus, if they would like.
On Tuesdays, Club kids will participate in Torch Club which provides opportunities for members to demonstrate the positive impact members can have on their communities.
Through small-group, peer-driven Leadership and Service Clubs, members identify their Club or Community needs and create and implement service projects to address those needs. Members will also have the opportunity to explore, practice and strengthen critical leadership skills.
On Thursdays, Club kids will participate in Youth for Unity, which consists of a set of comprehensive and broad-based activities designed to help members appreciate themselves and others as unique and special individuals.
It is essential to help young people act with respect and in ways that promote equity and inclusion for all people. Often they may need help learning to act with respect towards people whose race, ethnicity, country of origin, religion, age, physical, ability, mental ability, gender, class, appearance or culture differ from their own.
By cultivating individuality, members will learn to value their identity, the unique combination of qualities that makes them who they are. They will also have the opportunity to build a cultural identity as they respect the beliefs, traditions and values of their cultural identity. By appreciating diversity, they will learn about diverse cultures and groups and begin to appreciate the richness and depth that diversity brings to their society.
Thanks to the generous support of the Monticello Central School District and the Sullivan County Legislature, in addition to COPS funding through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, there are no monthly fees for this program.
Safety for our Club kids is the highest priority for our organization.
All staff members undergo annual criminal background checks and all Program Staff also undergo annual fingerprint clearance from New York State, are CPR and First Aid-certified, and receive a minimum of 15 hours of youth development training annually.
Monticello SES Tutoring Programs
The Monticello Tutoring Program has been in effect since 2011. This program has enabled our Club Kids to discuss school work and assignments with teachers, during after school hours! Thanks to the Monticello School District, we have seen academic growth in nearly every child who has participated in the tutoring program! Working hand-in-hand with their teachers has enabled our Club kids to get a better grasp on these lessons and materials!