Ariela MAOF Program Report of Activities – Fourth Quarter 2010 (October – December)
MAOF Program Activities for Elementary – High School Students
All participants received ongoing personal guidance/counseling services from Ariela staff through phone calls, personal meetings, etc.
Nofar (8th grade student): 9 one on one English lessons (one hour each), 8 sessions of a scientific workshop at the Weizmann Institute of Science
Hodaya (8th grade student): 10 piano lessons, 8 sessions of a scientific workshop at the Weizmann Institute of Science, scholarship to attend the high quality private Ulpana Tzvia high school in Rehovot
Yair (8th grade student): 7 one on one English lessons (one hour each), an advanced mathematics program at the Bar Ilan University (two hours a week), 7 one on one mathematics lessons (one hour each)
Yaniv (6th grade student): 10 one on one English lessons (one hour each), scholarship for a soccer academy in Rishon Le Tzion (3 training sessions a week)
Shelly (9th grade student): 6 one on one physics lessons (one and a half hours each), 12 one on one English lessons (one and a half hours each), 3 hours of personal mentoring/coaching (weekly meeting)
Shachar (11th grade student): scholarship for one academic course at the Tel Aviv University (4 hours a week), funding of transportation costs from Ness Tziona to Tel Aviv University and back (twice a week)
Ravital (11th grade soprano singer): funding of voice development lessons at the Municipal Netanya Music Conservatorium, ongoing professional/guidance in order to meet all academic/professional requirements at the Telma Yalin High School of Arts in Givataim
Orit (7th grade classical guitarist): scholarship for the Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance High School, weekly one hour academic tutoring sessions in a variety of subjects, 9.5 hours of personal mentoring/coaching (weekly meeting)
Abraham (8th grade violinist): scholarship for the Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance High School, weekly one hour academic tutoring sessions in a variety of subjects, 6 hours of personal mentoring/coaching (weekly meeting)
New Participant of the MAOF Program:
Yitzhak (8th grade student): scholarship for attending the Bar Ilan Yeshiva High School in Tel Aviv, supplementary nutrition program, weekly one on one English lessons, guidance in participating in Jaffa community center activities, participation in the weekly field orienteering workshop delivered to the Star Program group in Tel Aviv-Jaffa
MAOF Program Activities for University/College Students
Yael (2nd year student of economics & accounting at Tel Aviv University): partial funding of monthly apartment rent costs, one on one tutoring sessions in select subjects, one on one professional mentoring and preparation for apprenticeship interviews at top tier accounting firms
Hadas (3rd year student of law & accounting at The College of Management Academic Studies in Rishon Le Tzion): partial scholarship for school tuition, additional monetary scholarship in return for one on one mentoring she delivers to younger participants of the Star and MAOF Programs
Amir (2nd year student of mechanical engineering at Tel Aviv University): funding of on campus dormitories, one on one tutoring sessions in select subjects, one on one professional mentoring/exposure to the professional world of engineering (delivered by a volunteer)
Michal (4th year student of the arts at the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem): partial funding of monthly apartment rent costs, one on one professional mentoring from a volunteer graduate of Bezalel, funding of art supplies, monetary scholarship in return for one on one mentoring she delivers to younger participants of the MAOF Program
Alamork (4th year student of film at the Sam Spiegel School of Film in Jerusalem): Funding of professional equipment
Feedback/Results from Activities:
1) Hodaya has been selected as the outstanding student of the current semester at her school in the 2010-2011 school year.
2) Hadas, a double major student of law & accounting, was accepted for a legal internship at one of the most lucrative international law firms in Israel.
3) Michal, an outstanding student of the arts, received an honourable mention at an international student art show in New York.
4) Shachar, an 11th grade high school student categorized as gifted by the Israel educational system, has completed his high school diploma (Bagrut) with exceptional distinction (with a 93 point average in advanced mathematics) and has already begun studying for a Bachelor of Science. In addition, through our "giving back to the community" arrangements, Shachar taught mathematics throughout the summer to disadvantaged children living in a full time boarding school near the city of Ness Tziona.
5) Since joining Ariela, the father of Yair and Yaniv has reported a significant improvement in the personal and educational achievements of his sons, both of which take part in the MAOF Program.
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