Athena Learning Centers Focuses On Expansion of Their Tutoring Centers Through Franchising

Athena's Franchise Development Department Plans to Bring 20 locations to the NY/NJ/TX/PA in 2014

Athena Learning Centers of Princeton, New Jersey, launched franchising operations in July 2012. With five locations and many more in development for 2014, Athena offers the industry's most innovative after-school tutoring solutions for K-12 students. Athena Learning Centers is proud to offer the Athena Advantage℠ Common Core aligned instructional programs in each of its franchised locations. These Common Core aligned assessments and curriculum are thoughtfully crafted over many years using a rigorous development process. Independent research and extensive field testing have shown the programs to be effective in a wide range of settings. The Athena Advantage℠ provides a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Because Athena's programs are aligned with Common Core Standards, the company is uniquely positioned to expand through franchising and will fill a large void in the current landscape of after-school programs.

Co-Founders Mark Mele and Deven Klein, who have a combined 43 years work experience for franchise companies and a combined 25 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. "When potential franchisees evaluate our opportunity, they see Athena's curriculum is totally aligned with the fast-moving changes in K-12 education and that we 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 top providers of learning solutions and created the Athena Advantagesm for use in each franchised location nationwide. At Athena Learning Centers, there is alignment between what your child will learn at the Center and what they are expected to learn at school. The Athena curriculum is firmly aligned with Common Core State Standards, incorporates blended learning in all of our math and literacy programs, and has and early learner's offering, ABC Music and Me® created by Kindermusik® International. Athena also provides specific training for high stakes tests such as the SAT®, ACT® and AP® exams through our affiliation with the Princeton Review®. The programs fully integrate writing, including a separate offering, our Writer's Enrichment Workshop.

About Athena Learning Centers

Athena Learning Centers is a community of year-round tutoring centers where children go to improve their math and reading skills. Each franchised Athena Learning Center offers the Athena Advantage℠ 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 is slated to open more than 20 locations within the next year. For more information, please visit or call (855) 422-6532