Springfield Promise Neighborhood

Youth Development

Youth Development

Children are at the center of our mission at Promise, their needs shape what programs we develop, and it is their success that we use as a measure of our work. Promise Devotes special attention to supporting healthy and holistic youth development both in and out of the classroom. We want our children to be good people. To achieve this, Promise works with both the schools and the larger community to develop extended learning opportunities that address the academic and social needs of our youth.


Members move Promise’s mission forward by working with community partners to help children come to kindergarten ready to learn, and to help improve literacy skills in grade K-3.

Our PromiseCorps members are supervised by a full-time staff member at Promise but each will serve in a variety of locations in the city. Four members serve in the role of Early Childhood Family Support, while the remaining sixteen work in south-side elementary schools working on literacy.

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Lincoln Learning Center

The Lincoln Promise Community Learning Center (LPCLC) is Promise’s model of an ideal after school program. Providing academic support, placing an emphasis on parent involvement, and finally providing experiences to broaden the horizons of the students we serve.

Everyday after school our students spend time in small groups working on academic skills in math and literacy. We believe that in small groups of 5-6 students it provides learners and teachers the opportunity to build supportive relationships with one another, as well as the peer support to grow academically.

Parents and families are vital to student success. The LPCLC offers opportunities for parents to get to know each other, learn how to help their students at home and at school, as well as become parent leaders at Lincoln Elementary.

Summer Bridge

The Preschool Summer Bridge program originated with the goal of maintaining a child’s early learning experience with an emphasis on the skills found on the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment-Literacy (KRA-L). Children who have participated in summer bridge programs have outscored other children entering kindergarten in other public school districts. This is the first and only summer bridge program in Clark County.

Springfield Promise Neighborhood’s core strategy of School Readiness to focus on pre-literacy skills and parent engagement that encourages literacy building in the home and through extended learning.

Students who come into our program will learn valuable skills covering issues around hygiene and personal fitness. Upon completion of the program students and family participants will be prepared for the changes that accompany a student when entering a K-6 learning environment.

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