The West Louisville Performing Arts Academy is an arts driven program targeting students ages 8-18. 93% of them are in Louisville’s West End. The WLPAA has several programs that it offers throughout the year. One of them is the After School Tutorial (AST).
AST meets three (3) days a week, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Under the direction of our Educational Director, Ms. Aundra Lipscomb, our After School Tutorial is growing but has dire need of community support. Ms. Lipscomb is a certified reading specialist at Cochran Elementary School. Her staff of U. of L. graduates and volunteers sees to the tutorial needs of students from elementary to high school, collects progress reports as well as report cards for each grading period. With fifteen (15) years of experience in JCPS, she has gone back to school to pursue her dream to become a principal.
She and her staff tutor the children in reading, math and science. One of our parents congratulated Ms. Lipscomb and the staff on the progress of her daughter, Trinity, who has begun to excel in math. Her mother said that she always had to do the work with her, but now since she has been tutored, little Trinity can work successfully all by herself. This is just one of our success stories.
Through an educational grant from UPS, Ms. Lipscomb has been able to employ an ACT specialist who comes to the 4th floor of the Artspace (Boys & Girls Choir rehearsal site) to teach our choir members good test taking skills for the ACT test. These tests have also been opened to the relatives and siblings of the Choir. Our After School Tutorial is open to both Boys & Girls Choir members. Over the years our AST has helped hundreds of students become more academically proficient in their studies.
A good education is the doorway to a brighter future. Because of the West Louisville Performing Arts Academy’s focus on academic excellence from our students, we have had some children be the first in their families to go to college and others to graduate and become nurses, professional athletes, broadcasters, entrepreneurs, managers of companies, musicians and school teachers.
Education is the key. We hope you will support the After School Tutorial of the West Louisville Performing Arts Academy, d.b.a. West Louisville Boys & West Louisville Girls Choirs.