The Story of REC
The Riverside Educational Center provides structured tutoring and diverse extracurricular activities in the after-school hours for students in grades K-12 in order to improve academic achievement and foster positive social and emotional development in a safe and supportive environment.
Tutoring at 16 Sites (Grades K-12)
The Riverside Educational Center (REC) offers after-school tutoring five days per week in 14-week blocks in the fall and spring semesters. Tutoring focuses on assistance with homework assignments followed by activities to develop reading, writing, and math skills.
REC strives to create a safe and supportive community for students.
Family events and parent trainings encourage parents and siblings to participate in our students’ growth.
Service-learning opportunities give our students a chance to learn about themselves while connecting with the broader Grand Valley community.
REC offers high quality and engaging STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics)-based enrichment activities both on- and off-site. Activities are designed to expose REC students to new experiences and develop new skills.
A two-week Summer Program is available in June.
Programming includes basic skill work and activities provided by REC’s community partners, including swimming, hiking, biking, visits to museums, and service-learning projects.