New Collaboration with Central Presbyterian
After School Program – New & Improved for 2018
At the start of the new calendar year, the LUM After School Program found a new home — the Education Building at Central Presbyterian Church, Lafayette. The transition has been smooth, and the impact has been positive.
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 their schools to the LUM After School Program at Central Presbyterian Church. 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 new location at Central Presbyterian Church will be beneficial in many programmatic ways. Some of them are as follows:
- Ability to separate the students by grade level for homework help and tutoring
- Large gym available for recreational activities
- Separate library for quiet reading time
- Large common room (with a stage) for activities involving all of the students
- Parking for all of the LUM buses
- Secure entrance for student pick up
- Space to accommodate 80 students comfortably and safely
Central Presbyterian Church 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.
To view more PHOTOS from the LUM After School Program, click HERE.