Category Archives: 5th Quarter

LUM Students Reap Benefits of Garden

LUM Summer Students Build a Vegetable Garden

When parents pick up their children from the LUM After School Program they are able to take home vegetables that were grown by the LUM students. The LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program students engaged in a garden project that gave them many opportunities for experiential learning. Now these freshly grown vegetables are being shared with the students’ families. This was such a rewarding project, and the students loved being a part of it. 

If you would like to invest in this project and the LUM Youth Programs, please make a donation today. If you or your group wishes to volunteer — or sponsor an event or study trip for LUM students, please email or call Kristi Hogue, LUM Youth Programs Director (khogue@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691).


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Meet the After School Program Team

Youth Programs Director & the Teachers

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

  • Kristi Hogue – Kristi grew up in Logansport and currently lives in Lafayette with Jeff, her husband of 26 years, and their three children, Taelynn (20), Jaedren (13) and Maekenna (8). Jaedren & Maekenna have been enrolled in the LUM after school & summer programs for the past few years. Kristi graduated from Logansport High School, earned a BS in Child Development & Family Studies from Purdue University, and is a member of the National After School Association.  
  • Carleigh Bennett –  Carleigh grew up and still lives in Lafayette. She currently lives with her sister and newborn niece. She graduated from Jefferson High School, and plans to start school next fall at Ivy Tech Community College.
  • Shavonn Kimbrough – Shavonn grew up in Chicago and currently lives in Lafayette with her two children — Gregory & Zariyah (ages 8 and 7). She graduated from Carver Military Academy and is now enrolled at Indiana Tech pursuing a degree in accounting.
  • Mady Lester – Mady grew up and still lives in Lafayette with her husband. She graduated from Jefferson High School, earned her associates degree in Human Services at Ivy Tech Community College, and is pursuing a bachelor’s in social work at IUPUI.
  • Tabatha Volpi – Tabby grew up and still lives in Lafayette with her husband, Matthew, and their two children, ages 6 & 8. She graduated from Jefferson High School and earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University in 2013. During the school year, Tabby also works for the Lafayette School Corporation.

LUM is fortunate to have such a talented, experienced and dedicated team overseeing this year’s After School Program. See below for four ways that you can help the LUM After School Program today.

Please consider volunteering with the After School Program – LUM needs you. For more information on how to VOLUNTEER , click  HERE.


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LUM Youth Center – No Touch Clean Up


Hands-Free Faucets & Hand Dryers

This summer, the students enrolled in the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program were able to wash & dry their hands without needing to touch the faucet or towel dispenser. The restrooms in the LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center are now equipped with hands-free hand dryers and hands-free faucets. LUM students were always required to wash their hands but during COVID-19 washing is more frequent and carefully monitored. Now it is also safer.

Thanks to a grant from the McAllister Foundation, LUM was able to purchase hands-free faucets for the restrooms. The grant has also been used to make playground improvements and to purchase books & a bookshelf, bus back-up cameras, and increased outdoor lighting.

This gift has had a tremendous positive impact on the LUM youth programs, directly enhancing the LUM students’ experiences. Thanks again to Dave Webb with the Alfred J. & Dorothy N. McAllister Foundation for their continued support of the students enrolled in the LUM youth programs.


 

Donate to the LUM After School Program. Make an investment in the children.

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Volunteer with the LUM After School Program, Learn MORE.


Donate snacks and supplies. View the Wishlist, HERE.

Sponsor a field trip or a special event.


Call or E-mail Kristi Hogue (765.423.2691 | khogue@lumserve.org)

 

LUM After School Program Start Delayed


Summer Childcare Extended Through August 19

Lafayette Urban Ministry is committed to offering quality and affordable childcare during the summer and after school, when school is in session. Since our schedule is dependent on the local school corporations, the LUM Youth Programs director, Kristi Hogue, has been monitoring discussion and decision about local school opening dates. At this point, LUM has decided to continue offering all-day childcare until school begins (August 19), and starting after school childcare thereafter. Adaptability & change have been the only constant this summer, but it is worth the extra effort if LUM is able to support families & children during this crisis. If you wish to invest in the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program and After School Program, an online donation would be appreciated. Volunteers are also needed each day; and donations of needed items are also welcome. If you need more information, click HERE or email Kristi Hogue (khogue@lumserve.org).


 

Donate to the LUM After School Program. Make an investment in the children.

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Volunteer with the LUM After School Program, Learn MORE.


Donate snacks and supplies. View the Wishlist, HERE.

Sponsor a field trip or a special event.


Call or E-mail Kristi Hogue (765.423.2691 | khogue@lumserve.org)

 

New Socks for LUM Clients, Guests & Children


One Purchased = One Donated

This past week, LUM has been distributing five new pairs of socks to each guest in the LUM Emergency Shelter and each child enrolled in the 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program. {Pictured is Lailyn AKA Lai Lai, a LUM student excited about her new socks.}

This generous in-kind donation comes from Bombas, a company founded on the philosophy of donating socks to those in need. For every pair they sell, they donate a pair. To date, Bombas has donated close to 40 million socks across the US. LUM is fortunate to be one of their partner agencies. It is such a blessing to our guests and children, who do not often get new clothes. 

Thanks to Bombas for the support, especially during these difficult times.

Central Presbyterian Gives $10,000 to LUM


$10,000 to Support Summer Programs at LUM



The leadership and members of Central Presbyterian Church (Lafayette) recently donated $10,000 to Lafayette Urban Ministry to support summer programs, including LUM Camp and 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program. In a recent conversation with the LUM executive director, Wes Tillett, church members asked, “How can we help during this crisis?”

When Wes opened the daily mail and saw a check for $10,000, he was humbled and joyously surprised. This grant was made possible by generous gifts from the Chuck & Jack Horner families, who established the Central Presbyterian Foundation’s Horner Family Fund in 1980 to further the community mission & ministry of the church by funding youth camperships for camping programs.

This gift will have a tremendous impact on the families that LUM will serve this summer, especially the children who enroll in LUM youth programs.

Please join us in THANKING Central Presbyterian, one of the founding LUM member churches, for their continued support of LUM.


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LUM Students Get Surprise from Laura’s Kids


Bags Filled with Treats for Each LUM Student

The summer started with a surprise bag of treats for each of the students enrolled in the LUM After School Program & 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program. This gift was made possible by “Laura’s Kids,” a nonprofit created in memory of Laura Williams by her sister and brother-in-law, Nancy & Greg Emig, owners of Lafayette Brewing Company.

Laura Williams graduated from Chesterton High School and was a junior at Purdue University when she passed away unexpectedly in 2001. Laura had a special gift for working with children, and her goal was to become a child life specialist working with children with disabilities. In addition to Laura’s Kids, there is a memorial scholarship at Purdue for students in Human Development & Family Studies.

Dozens of gift bags were assembled by Laura’s family: Nancy, Carly, Cindy, Millie and Joe Emig and given to the children by their “reading partner,” Bayley (the dog pictured above with Carly).

On behalf of the LUM students, THANK YOU to Laura’s Kids, the Emig Family and our friends at Lafayette Brewing Company.


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Custom Made Masks for Teachers


In an effort to create the best environment for the LUM students, customized face masks were created for the LUM teachers. Nina Morgan (pictured) who has provided dozens of face masks for LUM already, made face masks with a clear window displaying the teachers’ mouths (see picture below).

The main reasons for using these customized face masks are:

  • They’re essential for communicating with students with hearing impairments
  • 55% of communication is visual
  • Miscommunication increases when you can’t see someone’s mouth
  • A smile helps a lot

LUM is very grateful for Nina Morgan and all of our mask-makers, including Connie Decker, Linda Lou Prokopy and Jada Haughey.


If you wish to support the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program — you may make a monetary donation, sponsor a field/study trip and/or donate snacks and supplies. For more information, click HERE or email Kristi Hogue at khogue@lumserve.org.


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5th Quarter Summer Students Have Returned


Child Care Focused on Learning, Health & Safety

The LUM Youth Center is once again filled with life with the start of the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program. Before the students arrived Kristi Hogue, LUM youth programs director, trained the teachers relative to LUM’s new strict protocols, which exceed the CDC & State guidelines.

There are new guidelines for check in, pick up, meals, tutoring, recreation, arts & crafts and trips. Parents, students, staff and volunteers must get their temperature taken, wear masks and wash their hands before entering the building; and depending on the situation, will wear face shields, use hand sanitizer and be separated by a “sneeze” guard. The facility will be disinfected before the students arrive, after the students leave, and throughout the day.

Four Ways YOU can help the LUM Summer Youth Program are as follows:

  • Make a Monetary Donation, click HERE
  • Sign up to Volunteer as a Teacher’s Aide, click HERE
  • Donate Needed Items (snacks, disinfectant/cleaning supplies), click HERE
  • Sponsor a Study or Recreational Trip, email khogue@lumserve.org

If you wish to support the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program — you may make a monetary donation, sponsor a field/study trip and/or donate snacks and supplies. For more information, click HERE or email Kristi Hogue at khogue@lumserve.org.


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Meet the 5th Quarter Summer Teachers


LUM is excited to introduce the teachers for the 5thQuarter Summer Learning Program. Pictured (from L to R) with Kristi Hogue, LUM youth programs director, the teachers are as follows:

  • Ann Mobley – Ann is from Chicago and now lives in Lafayette with her four year old son. She graduated from Thornton High School, earned an associates degree in the Early Childhood Education program at Ivy Tech Community College, and hopes to pursue a bachelor’s degree soon. Ann hopes to open a daycare of her own called Tiny Hands
  • Kristi Hogue – Kristi grew up in Logansport and currently lives in Lafayette with Jeff, her husband of 25 years, and their three children, Taelynn (20), Jaedren (13) and Maekenna (8). Jaedren & Maekenna have been enrolled in the LUM after school & summer programs for the past few years. Kristi graduated from Logansport High School, earned a BS in Child Development & Family Studies from Purdue University, and is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  
  • Mady Kirts – Mady grew up and still lives in Lafayette with her husband. She graduated from Jefferson High School, earned her associates degree in Human Services at Ivy Tech Community College, and is pursuing a bachelor’s in social work at IUPUI.
  • Tabatha Volpi – Tabby grew up and still lives in Lafayette with her husband, Matthew, and their two children, ages 6 & 8. She graduated from Jefferson High School and earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University in 2013. During the school year, Tabby works for the Lafayette School Corporation.
  • Shavonn Kimbrough – Shavonn grew up in Chicago and currently lives in Lafayette with her two children — Gregory & Zariyah (both 7). She graduated from Carver Military Academy and is now enrolled at Indiana Tech pursuing a degree in accounting.

What a dynamic and talented team of teachers! Please consider joining the 5th Quarter team as a volunteer Teacher’s Aide. Volunteers are needed each weekday (7 a.m.-6 p.m.) to assist in teaching & tutoring, reading, recreational activities, meals & snacks and more. Due to COVID-19, LUM needs more teachers & volunteers to create a healthy and safe environment. If you’re interested or need more information, click HERE— or email or call Kristi Hogue (khogue@lumserve.org| 765-423-2691).


If you wish to support the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program — you may make a monetary donation, sponsor a field/study trip and/or donate snacks and supplies. For more information, click HERE or email Kristi Hogue at khogue@lumserve.org.


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