The Mamelodi Initiative Summer Program is a two-week, all-day program designed to focus on life-long skills for Mamelodi high school students. Launched January 2011, the program focuses on study skills for rising grade 8 learners, leadership skills for rising grade 9 learners, and community engagement for rising grade 10 learners. The morning time focuses on skills curriculum while the afternoon allows students to explore a variety of enrichment workshops.
The Mamelodi Initiative Winter Program is a three-week, all-day program designed to focus on academic excellence. The curriculum focuses on the maths and English requirements South Africa’s national curriculum. The aim of the morning curriculum is to move our youth toward performing at or above grade level in their subjects, by focusing on their maths and English. The afternoon is geared toward exploration and enrichment activities. The program serves Grade 7, 8, 9, and 10 learners.
After School Program
The Mamelodi Initiative After School Program is designed to offer year-round academic support to Mamelodi high school students. Staffed by University of Pretoria volunteers, the after school program aims to provide a 1:2 teacher-student ratio to provide individualized assistance to ensure success. The after school program is the bridge between the summer and winter program to complete a year-round support system for Mamelodi youth. This program was halted in 2012, but we look forward to reinstating it as soon as resources become available.
Youth Leadership Council
The Youth Leadership Counsel provides a small group of learners the opportunity to engage year-round in leadership development. The program offers each learner-participant a University mentor, monthly leadership trainings, and the opportunity to grow as a community leader through a year-long service project.