Hoover Elementary School

5400 4th St.

Wayne, MI 48184

(734) 419-2670

Hoover Elementary School

Brett Tavana, Site Coordinator

E-Mail: btavana[at]emich.edu

Phone: (734) 716-1688

Brett Tavana began working with EMU Bright Futures in 2014, opening the first site at Hoover Elementary. After graduating from Eastern Michigan University with a focus in Elementary Education and Mathematics, the opportunity to work in his hometown was too good to pass up. His experience in a variety of educational and childcare settings has inspired an interest in bridging traditional and nontraditional learning. Having grown up watching Bill Nye and Mr. Rogers, he hopes students will learn that the answer to life’s biggest questions can often be found in themselves.

Program Description

At Hoover Bright Futures, families can expect dedicated staff, student-centered offerings, and a commitment to helping every student work toward their best self. This develops in many ways. First and foremost, building relationships with students ensures a building of mutual respect and caring. This makes the challenges of growing, socially and emotionally, more achievable with peers and adults to lean on. At the same time, students are encouraged to push themselves academically.


In addition, there are a wide variety of activities provided to encourage students to try new things and gain new experiences in a supportive way. At Hoover Elementary, we have a large assortment of clubs for students, including movie making, puppetry, math enrichment, drama, mad science, sports, and creative writing – just to name a few! We promote the importance of being responsible and respectful to each other and ourselves, while growing together in emotional, academic, and social development. Bright Futures also understands the significance of involving families and school staff in our program, which is why we have family events every few months to celebrate the support and community that we have built together.


Things to Know...


School Year Hours: Monday-Thursday, 3:20-6:00pm, mid-September to late May

Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30-11am, mid-June to late July


Daily Schedule

3:20-3:40 Welcome & Dinner

3:40-4:00 Community Building Games

4:00-5:00 Clubs

5:00-6:00 Train Your Brain: Homework and Learning Stations


Contact Us

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203 Boone Hall

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

lmalinoff [at] emich.edu

(734) 487-0372

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