Category Archives: After School Program

LUM Students Celebrate Reading Month

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

March is National Reading Month, and the LUM After School Program students celebrated with a grand birthday party for the beloved children’s author, Dr. Seuss.

The “Dr. Seuss Spirit Week” celebration included reading groups with Dr. Seuss books and videos, fun educational exercises, Dr. Seuss themed snacks, arts and crafts activities, games and more. The LUM After School Program was bursting with excitement all focused on reading, writing and creativity.

Special thanks to the volunteers from the MARK Tutoring program at St. Thomas Aquinas, Purdue Pre-Pharmacy Club, Timmy Global Health at Purdue, and our other weekly volunteers for their help with the events.

Pictured above with a LUM student is Kristi Hogue, LUM After School Program director. To view more PHOTOS, click HERE.


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After School – Volunteers Needed Each Day


The LUM After School Program relies on a team of volunteers to work with the students. Volunteers are needed each weekday afternoon from 2 to 6 p.m. They tutor, read to the students, give spelling tests, supervise recreation, serve snacks and coordinate crafts.
Pictured above are members of the Purdue Pre-Pharmacy Club, who volunteer regularly all year long. Please consider volunteering with the LUM students one-on-one or as a bus driver. LUM needs you!

For applications, training video, and time slots to sign up, HERE.


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Meet the LUM After School Program Team



The LUM After School Program provides safe, fun and enriching childcare for up to 80 children in Kindergarten to 8th grade in Tippecanoe County. The children are transported by bus from school to the LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center. For up to three hours each school day, the students work on homework, have a nutritious snack, and participate in craft projects, music, and other fun recreational and educational activities — enabling their parents to finish their workday.

The program is staffed by a professionally trained program aides and volunteers, whose training exceeds State of Indiana requirements. This year, the After School Program staff includes three Program Aides who assist the program director, Kristi Hogue. They are as follows (pictured L to R above):

  • Mady Kirts – Mady grew up and still lives in Lafayette. She graduated from Jefferson High School and is currently enrolled in the Human Services program at Ivy Tech Community College. After she graduates, Mady plans on working in social work and case management at a nonprofit.
  • Derrick Williams-Bacon – Derrick is from West Lafayette. He earned a BS in Organizational Leadership & Supervision and a Master’s in Technology Education, both from Purdue. Derrick is also an interventionist with the Lafayette School Corporation.
  • Alyssa Bella – Alyssa is from New Carlisle and currently lives in West Lafayette. She is currently matriculating toward a bachelor’s in social work from IUPUI and will graduate in May. After graduation, Alyssa will attend New York University to pursue a Master in Social Work. She wishes to pursue a career working with children.

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LUM Volunteers Receive Service Award

Provonshas Honored for Work with LUM Students

Two LUM volunteers were awarded the Jefferson Award for Public Service by Chris Morrisey-Vizza from Star City Broadcasting. Arwin & Judy Provonsha are being honored for their work with the students enrolled in the LUM After School Program.

Arwin, the “Bug Guy,” has a Master’s degree in Science and was a professor in Entomology at Purdue University for 42 years. Judy has a Bachelor’s degree in Science with a minor in Biology. She worked for the West Lafayette Community School Corporation for 40 years. Arwin & Judy have volunteered with the After School Program since 2014 and are currently featured in the LUM promotional video, “Giving Help, Giving Hope.

LUM and our students are so very fortunate to have such loving, talented and hard working volunteers like Judy & Arwin – “giving help & giving hope.” To view the video story, produced by Star City Broadcasting, featuring the Provonshas accepting this prestigious award, click HERE.


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Bus Drivers Needed – Now through May 2019


Seeking Volunteers for LUM After School Program

Volunteer Activity Bus Drivers are needed to transport the LUM After School Program students from their schools to our program facility in downtown Lafayette.

Drivers are needed each weekday afternoon from NOW – May 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Bus drivers must have a valid driver’s license, pass the driver’s test for PPL, have a good driving record, and pass a physical examination.


Volunteers are also needed from 2 to 6 p.m. every weekday—as tutors, story readers, spelling test givers and for helping children in general. To begin the “Easy 4-Step Process” to becoming an After School Program Volunteer, click HERE.


Please consider signing up NOW to volunteer for this important ministry and make a difference in the lives of children. For more information about the LUM After School Program, click HERE or call or email the LUM Youth Programs director, Kristi Hogue (765-423-2691 | khogue@lumserve.org).


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Hiring Program Aides – Immediate Openings


LUM has immediate openings for Program Aides with the LUM After School Program.  Please review the information below — and share with others. Applications will be reviewed as received.


position announcementsProgram Aide – After School Program

This is a part-time (20 hours per week), paid position ($15 per hour), which ends May 21, 2019. Program aides will support the youth programs director and supervise children and the program each weekday, including the transportation of the students to the LUM Youth Center. Successful candidates must complete all LUM and State required training and screenings, have experience working with children in a school setting, and have a valid driver’s license.

To view the position description, click HERE.

If interested—please Email, Mail or Drop-off a resume with cover letter to the LUM Youth Programs director, Kristi Hogue (khogue@lumserve.org | 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901).

New Location – LUM After School Program


LUM Youth Programs Return to LUM Youth Center

Early this fall, the LUM After School Program returned to the LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center. The move and transition was smooth and positive. Thanks to Our Saviour Lutheran Church (pictured right) and the West Lafayette Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (pictured below) for assisting with the move, clean up and set up at the new location.


The LUM After School Program provides safe, fun and enriching childcare for up to 60 children in Kindergarten to 8th grade in Tippecanoe County. The children are transported by bus from their schools to the LUM After School Program at the LUM Youth Center. For up to three hours each school day, the students work on homework, have a nutritious snack, and participate in craft projects, music, and other fun recreational and educational activities — enabling their parents to finish their workday. The program is staffed by a professionally trained educator, teacher’s aides, interns and volunteers. All of their training exceeds State of Indiana requirements.


The LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center is an ideal location for the LUM After School Program. Many of the benefits have already been realized, and the potential for more improvements is exciting.


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Volunteer Needed – This Holiday Season


Jubilee Christmas – Volunteers Needed

LUM Jubilee Christmas needs lots of volunteer “elves” to bring Christmas to local families and children in need. Volunteer opportunities are as follows:

  • Host a Family on Saturday, December 8 (100+ needed)
  • Staff our “Donation Center” – Nov. 26 to Dec. 4, 1-5 p.m.
  • Sort Toys – December 4 & 6
  • Prepare a Mailing to our registered families (Nov. 5)

These opportunities are perfect for GROUPS (student organizations, civic & church groups, families & groups of co-workers).

Learn more and sign up today. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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Turkey Trot 5K Run – Volunteers Needed


Be part of the annual LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run as a walker, runner or volunteer.

Volunteers are needed on Thanksgiving morning (Thursday, Nov. 22) from 6-9:30 a.m. at Walmart/Christina’s, West Lafayette, including…

  • Wednesday, Nov. 21 –
    Advanced Check In, noon – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 22 –
    Check In, 6-8:15 a.m.
    Food/Water distribution, 6:15-9 a.m.
    Course Guides, 7:15-9 a.m.

If you wish to participate as a walker or runner, click HERE.

Volunteer and make a difference in your community this Thanksgiving holiday — all in support of the programs and services offered by Lafayette Urban Ministry.

All proceeds benefit Lafayette Urban Ministry.


Emergency Shelter – Volunteers Needed

The LUM Emergency Shelter needs Overnight Shelter Volunteers 365 nights a year from 8 p.m.-7 a.m. or 8 p.m. -midnight. Duties include checking in guests, serving dinner, distributing toiletries and maintaining a welcoming, safe & clean environment.

The LUM Winter Warming Station will open in mid-November and will also need volunteers each night.

MEALS Are Needed Too — If you or your group wishes to prepare a meal for the shelter guests once or regularly, click HERE for more information.

For more information on homeless services volunteer opportunities at LUM, click  HERE.


Thanksgiving – Volunteers Needed

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Everyone is welcome at the annual LUM Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration, and LUM relies on dozens of volunteers like you. There are many opportunities for YOU to serve your community neighbors on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 22) from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, Lafayette, including…

  • Cooking, serving
  • Performing
  • Hosting, greeting
  • Setting up, cleaning up

Donations of food & supplies are also needed. Volunteer and make a difference in your community this Thanksgiving holiday.


Donations and volunteers are needed to make it a success.

Your gift of $50, $100, $250, $500, or more, will help to defray the $9,000 expense for the meal.  Click “make a donation” below.

Check out the Thanksgiving Dinner Shopping List below. Please sign up to donate & volunteer TODAY.

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After School – Volunteers Needed

The LUM After School Program needs volunteers from 2-6 p.m., every weekday. Volunteers are needed to tutor, read to students, give spelling tests and supervise the children. Volunteer bus drivers are also needed. Volunteer and make a difference in the lives of our students. For more information, click HERE or call or email the LUM Youth Programs director, Kristi Hogue (765-423-2691 | khogue@lumserve.org).

For applications, training video, and time slots to sign up, HERE.


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After School – Volunteers Needed


The LUM After School Program needs volunteers from 2-6 p.m., every weekday. Volunteers are needed to tutor, read to students, give spelling tests and supervise the children. Volunteer bus drivers are also needed. Volunteer and make a difference in the lives of our students. For more information, click HERE or call or email the LUM Youth Programs director, Kristi Hogue (765-423-2691 | khogue@lumserve.org).

For applications, training video, and time slots to sign up, HERE.


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Meet the LUM After School Program Team



LUM is thrilled to introduce the After School Program team. Pictured (L to R) are Kristi Hogue, director; Mady Kirts, intern; Kaitlyn Hettinger, teacher’s aide; Evie Griffin, intern; and Derrick Williams-Bacon, teacher’s aide.

What a talented and caring team! They are assisted each afternoon by volunteers. Please consider volunteering with the After School Program – LUM needs you.


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