Programs

VRP Institute, Inc. Programs focus in 4 major areas:

  • STEM
  • Literacy Enrichment
  • Financial Literacy
  • Adult Education

    R.E.A.C.H

    “An Educational Initiative of VRP Institute, Inc.”

    Program Description:
    R.E.A.C.H (Receiving Educational Advantages Creatively Hands-On) programs are designed for youth and young adults as well as troubled/fragile or at risk youth in the community. Our R.E.A.C.H programs are providing educational advantages that will aid in expanding the circumference of an individuals knowledge by increasing the diameter of their thinking. We will directly impact the success by positively changing or re-directing the focus of youth and young adults in the community. The programs will be conducted in surrounding areas; offering sessions on: service learning, positive self-esteem building/positive choices, tutorials, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, summer camps, and educational services; e.g. STEM, 21st Century Learning, and technology. These sessions are offered through our weekly seminars, after school, and summer camp programs.

    All of our student programming align with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and directly prepare youth for work expectations as well as creating career ready students. Below is a brief description of the standards:

    Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts
    SL.1 Speaking and Listening: Comprehension and Collaboration
    Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on other’s ideas and expressing their own clearly.

    SL.2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

    Use their experience and their knowledge of language and logic, as well as culture, to think analytically, address problems creatively, and advocate persuasively.

    SL.4 Speaking & Listening: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
    Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

    L.1 Language: Conventions of Standard English
    Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

    L.6 Language: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
    Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level.

    RI.1 Reading for Information: Key Ideas and Details
    Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

    RI.1a Reading for Information: Key Ideas and Details
    Develop factual, interpretive and evaluative questions for further topic exploration.

    RI.7 Reading for Information: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
    Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

    W.4 Writing: Production and Distribution of Writing
    Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization and style are appropriate to the task, purpose and audience.

    W.4a Writing: Production and Distribution of Writing
    Produce text (print or non-print) that explores a variety of cultures and perspectives.

    W.7a Writing: Production and Distribution of Writing
    Explore topics dealing with different cultures and world viewpoints.

    W.9 Writing: Production and Distribution of Writing
    Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection and research.

    Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

    • Ratios and Proportional Relationships
      Understand the concept of a unit rate a/b associated with a ratio a:b, and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship.
    • Ratios and Proportional Relationships
      Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
    • Operations and Algebraic Thinking
      Write and interpret numerical expressions.
      Analyze patterns and relationships.
    • Statistics and Probability                                                                                   Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population.