Starting the School Year Right with CAST (Community After School Tutoring)

October 2, 2017

“We are what we repeatedly do.

Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

- Will Durant


Whether it's going on Facebook less or exercising more, bad habits are hard to break and good habits are hard to make. How hard? Phillippa Lally, a health psychology researcher at University College London, and her team determined that it takes more than two months before a new behavior becomes automatic.


This week marks the first of our 2017 - 2018 CAST programming. During the first week, over 15 students daily attended the George Street location and more registered students will be joining next week. Although it takes 66 days for a new habit to develop, these students are starting the school year off on the right foot and working toward those strong academic habits.


Tutors and interns also led a goal-setting workshop with the students. Research shows that people who set and write down goals accomplish significantly more than those who don't.


In next month's blog post, we will update you on CAST at the Roosevelt Elementary School. Stay tuned!

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