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Athena North America, LLC Launches K-12 Afterschool Learning Center Franchise with Major Expansion Plans for Northeast

>PRWEB.COM Newswire

Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) June 01, 2012

PRINCETON, NJ. (May 31, 2012) – Athena North America, LLC, franchisors of Athena Learning Centers of Princeton, New Jersey, launched franchising operations and will offer the industry’s most innovative solutions for students K-12. As a franchise investment opportunity, Athena Learning Centers partnered with best-in-class providers of education products and services to create the Athena Total Solutions℠ package to use in each of its franchised locations nationwide. This package of instructional programs will give the Athena Learning Centers’ the competitive edge in the marketplace.

Co-Founders Mark Mele and Deven Klein, who have a combined 42 years work experience for franchise companies and a combined 24 years of which are in the supplemental education industry, launched the company. “The supplemental education industry is highly fragmented, and we saw a need to help students in a way that is more aligned to what students are learning in school today along with the expectations placed on them through testing,” says Mele, who is CEO of the company.

Klein, who is COO/General Counsel, also sees a terrific opportunity for potential franchisees. “We are going to provide a clear alternative to what exists in this space in terms of royalty, territory protection, payment systems, and overall franchisee relations,” Klein stated.

Athena Learning Centers – Great Solutions for Top Student Performance

Athena Learning Centers partnered with Pearson Education, the leader in education services. Through the partnership, Athena Learning Centers selected the Navigator® Programs, an America’s Choice® product from Pearson, to use in each of its franchised locations nationwide. As the leading education services company, Pearson is serious about student achievement. As one of the pioneers of the American standards movement, Pearson Education has contributed to the development of the Common Core State Standards.

In addition to proven methodology and personally focused instruction in Learning Centers placed in local communities throughout the U.S., Athena also offers online learning solutions for students powered by Virtual Nerd. Virtual Nerd uses their patent-pending Dynamic Whiteboard® online instructional platform to help students learn. Virtual Nerd currently offers hundreds of tutorials in Middle Grades Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, and Intro Physics. Virtual Nerd is best in class when it comes to online tutoring.

Athena Learning Centers has also partnered with The Princeton Review® to offer the best preparation for high stakes tests for students in PSAT®, SAT®, SAT® subject tests, and AP® subject tests. For over 30 years, The Princeton Review’s methods and techniques have remained the gold standard in the test prep industry.

About Athena Learning Centers

Founded in 2011, Athena Learning Centers is a community of year-round Learning Centers where children go to improve their math and reading skills. Each franchised Athena Learning Center offers the Athena Total Solutions℠ package of powerful solutions to help all students meet high standards and prepare them to succeed in school and in life. Athena Learning Centers are open for enrolled children at least five times per week during after-school and weekend hours. Children are encouraged to attend two to four times per week for best results. Athena Learning Centers believes that success can be learned and have designed their programs with the goal of making students better mathematics and literacy learners. Athena Learning Centers focus is on franchise expansion in the Eastern United States, with more than 30 locations slated to open within the next year. For more information, please visit or call (855) ICANLEARN (855) 422-6532


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