Segundo Barrio Soccer and Reading Club is an after school program based at Hart Elementary School in El Paso for students in grades 3 through 5.
The objective of the program is help develop a love of reading through a variety of activities such as literature circles, readers' theater and book discussions and also to engage the students in healthy, physical activity through playing soccer. Students receive two weeks of soccer and two weeks of reading instruction each month.
Many of the students at Hart who struggle academically love to play soccer. The chance to play soccer motivates them to do well in the reading portion of the club. There are also students that are not very active physically. An after school program that involves physical activity is a way to promote a healthy lifestyle.