DeLaSalle's Block37 program offers 220 at-risk high school students a safe space, positive adult role models and access to activities that promote positive social, emotional and educational outcomes for students.
Our program gives students the protective factors they need to mitigate risky behaviors (e.g. violence,drug-alcohol use, cyber-bullying, etc.) and strengthens their engagement in school.
Through internships provided on-site at DeLaSalle Education Center (DeLaSalle) and partner organizations, teens gain real work experience and learn new skills while earning an hourly stipend. Focus areas are arts; science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM); sports; communication; and entrepreneurship.
Students gain a stronger sense of belonging, positive interactions, a strong sense of purpose and increased school attachment that leads to improved academic performance and preparedness for higher education oremployment. All of these outcomes are correlated.
Preparing For Post-School Success
Block37 aids students in creating astrong foundation for a successful life after high school. The program is intended to increase positive social, emotional and school outcomes for students who attend DeLaSalle after struggling in previous academic environments. These students live in communities where they confront violence, poverty and limited opportunities and resources.
Through apprenticeships and internships with caring, supportive adults, they gain marketable skills while increasing social and emotional skills (e.g., self-confidence), and prosocial behaviors (e.g., cooperation) to build a bright future.
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