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Partnering with backside community members (adult and youth), the Backside Learning Center offers a variety of educational support programs aimed at encouraging lifelong learning, achieving personal and professional goals, and facilitating connections between racetrack families and the greater Louisville community.

We celebrate the diversity of cultures and experiences present on the backside, with tailored programming to address the community’s needs and individual interests.

Through our program offerings, Backside Learning Center provides clients with necessary support to fill in communication gaps and help overcome language barriers

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Adult educational programming includes English language acquisition that focuses on practical application in both the racetrack work setting and day-to-day interactions. Some of our programs for adults include:

  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced English language classes
  • Citizenship Support
  • Adult Mentorship program
  • Conversation Partners (language exchange opportunity)
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Youth educational programming focuses on overall literacy development, Social Emotional learning, and advocacy for high-need students. We work side-by-side with our youth to foster healthy communication and emotion management skills that are applicable to both academic and social environments. Some of our youth-focused initiatives are:

  • Front Runners after-school program
  • Academic Tutoring
  • Summer Reading