The curriculum at AdvantageCLE is designed to present cross-component themes in multi-faceted ways. Our students learn themes of community, self-expression, problem-solving,  and goal setting through tennis and enhancement programs. 


AdvantageCLE  Summer Camp

Summer Camp opens in June to all Cleveland boys and girls 6–16 years of age. It runs Monday through Friday, from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Thurgood Marshall Recreational Center. The program provides Tennis, Wellness, Literacy, Fitness & Strength Conditioning, STEM and Poetry. Breakfast and lunch are served at no charge with the help of the City of Cleveland Free Summer Lunch Program.


Children are divided into 5 groups based on age and rotate through all 5 Components every day through summer. Each Component session lasts approximately 45 minutes. 


The results create better students and an increase in their ability to compete on a global scale after graduation no matter their career path. The existence of a tennis-based youth development program in Cleveland serves to transform the lives of urban youth while simultaneously playing an important role in transforming the city into a once again thriving tennis destination.



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Tennis offers individual development and team-building skills, strengthening a student’s self-confidence.

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In Literacy, students participate in active learning through projects, crafts, reading assignments and journal writing.

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The Wellness curriculum was designed to teach better nutrition and decision making for a healthier lifestyle.

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Creative Expression

Poetry feeds the need for creativity and freedom for students to express themselves. Students are encouraged to perform their work to promote public speaking skills.

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Fitness classes address health, body image, and self-esteem by developing speed, agility, and strength. 


ACE After-School Program

Tennis, Wellness, Poetry and  Literacy

Literacy Intervention

Students receive extra assistance and intervention with specific reading skills such as comprehension, fluency, decoding, and writing.

Students are paired with tutors who work one-on-one or in small groups with them twice per week.  Those extra doses of reading intervention help students move closer to their reading goals. 

This will help all students reach their fullest potential in reading, setting them up for success in school and beyond.

Wellness, Poetry, STEM and homework help

Once students participate in the literacy intervention, they have access to additional programming each week and tutors who can help them with homework.  This past year, we included components from our camp including wellness, poetry and STEM.  Students were given daily lessons in a growth mindset, regulating emotions, and setting goals.  Poetry and STEM lessons rounded out our educational components and sparked a joy of learning in new ways.