Boomerang works with youth in our community who are at risk of disengaging from the typical pathways of education, college and career. We provide supportive, positive programs during out-of-school time, including after school and over the summer, for young people ages 11 to 20.
Alternative to Suspension (ATS)
ATS is a structured day program (Monday – Friday 9am – 2pm) for middle and high school students on short-term suspension (3-10 days) from school. ATS focuses on identifying short- and long-term goals, barriers, and collaborative solutions for each student.
While at Boomerang, students:
- Create individualized action plans
- Work on school assignments with volunteer tutors
- Actively participate in small group workshops focused on developing skills for positive communication, healthy relationships, conflict resolution, and development of self
- Facilitate a wrap-up meeting with family members and school representatives before returning to school. The meeting allows the young person to share identified goals, strengths, progress, and discuss continued need for support.
Schools refer students to Boomerang; families can refer their middle or high school student; and, students over the age of 18 can self-refer.
Continuing Connections After School
Boomerang provides opportunities for students to stay engaged with school and community during the critical hours after school and during the summer.