Making a difference in the lives of children
- The elementary and middle school after-school tutoring programs provided one-on-one and small group learning assistance four days a week during the school year ended June, 2017. More than 40 students were served each week.
- The preschool program began its second year and expanded to three half-days a week. Seven to eight children participated each week. Staff identified a child with delayed language skills and was able to arrange state-sponsored speech and other supports, an early intervention that will greatly enhance the child's ability to succeed in school.
- A summer enrichment camp was held over four weeks in June and July. The camp, underwritten by a generous grant from the United Way of Chatham County, provided weekly field trips for all campers. In addition, a special science program, Dragonfly Detectives, brought the older campers to Jordan Lake on several days for a hands-on environmental learning experience. The curriculum, designed to enhance the field trip experience, was created by a team of experienced volunteer educators.
- Our collaborations with the University of North Carolina's Graduate Schools continued to grow, with programs co-sponsored by the School of Social Work, the Law School, and the School of Public Health. Of particular note was the program that worked with our 7th graders to help them explore their environment and understand their feelings.
- Three of our former 8th grade students are participating in the AVID program in high school. This selective, national program ensures students from low-income and ethnic minority backgrounds are on a college-bound track and provides students with counselors and other supports to have them attain college admission.
- All of our programs are provided free of charge by more than 50 volunteers.
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