It's not all sports and picnics at Broward County parks. Staff at three County neighborhood parks and four nature centers is providing programs that help kids learn. Through a variety of tutoring and educational nature programs, students participate in learning that meets the standards of Broward County Schools. The goal is to help them succeed academically and ultimately improve quality of life.
At Franklin and Lafayette Hart neighborhood parks, students are engaged in the Russell Life Skills and Reading Foundation program, and at Roosevelt Gardens, students participate in the A-Plus to Dream tutoring program. The programs at these three neighborhood parks, all in Fort Lauderdale, help further reading, writing and study skills. Nearly 75 students between the ages of 6 and 15 are enrolled in the programs.