The AnBryce Foundation – Saturday Institute
I CAN ACHIEVE, IF I BELIEVE.
I BELIEVE I CAN ACHIEVE.
I AM AN ACHIEVER.
AND NOTHING IS GOING TO STAND IN MY WAY!
WHAT IS THE SATURDAY INSTITUTE?
The Saturday Institute is an academic enrichment and social experience for DC metro area students in grades 1 through 8. The program provides a unique educational opportunity for youth to participate in an enrichment program outside of their home and academic settings. The program is meant to supplement their education by inspiring a deep passion for learning. Students engage in math, reading, cultural and Discovery lessons through experiential and creative learning activities. The Saturday Institute has two 10-week program sessions: October through December and February through April. With a goal of making the program accessible for all, fees are adjusted on a sliding scale based on verifiable family income.
Our curriculum is based on essential math and reading comprehension skills, with additions of current events, science, history, art and leadership. Math lessons aim to reinforce what is learned during the school year with a focus on real life application. Reading lessons focus on reading, writing, and critical thinking. Each semester, students are given a selected book which they read and analyze over the course of the semester. Progress reports are sent home weekly to track the student’s growth in the program.
To ensure each student’s needs are met, we have a 1:3 instructor to participant ratio. Our dedicated instructors construct creative and interesting lesson plans based on grade-specific curriculum. Most are students from George Washington University. They represent a large variety of majors and come from diverse backgrounds. Through an extensive interview and screening process, the AnBryce Foundation hires only the best instructors!
Students go on a minimum of one field trip each semester and are visited by guest speakers. The field trips are interactive and educational while aligning with the program curriculum and reflecting the year’s theme.
Meaning “coming together” in Swahili, Harambee is an all-group activity at the start of the day. The lesson usually has a cultural topic, hoping to expose students to something new and interesting. Instructors or guest speakers plan and lead the activity. This period sets the tone for the day!