Category Archives: 5th Quarter

Meet the After School Program Team


44 Students| K – 8th Grade | 3 Hours Per Day

LUM is thrilled to introduce the LUM After School Program team (not pictured: Tabatha Volpi, teacher). What a talented and caring team! Led by Kristi Hogue, LUM Youth Programs director, the LUM teachers are assisted each afternoon by volunteers.

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 the LUM buses 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 professionally trained teachers, interns and volunteers, whose training exceeds State of Indiana requirements.

In 202080 children were enrolled; and so far in 2021, 44 children are enrolled.

Please consider investing in or volunteering with the After School Program – LUM needs you.


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IBEW Local 668 Donate 36 Hams & More


Generous Gifts to LUM This Holiday Season

Thanks to the members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 668 for their recent donation of 36 hams and macaroni & cheese meals to Lafayette Urban Ministry. The hams will be distributed to local families at the LUM Protein Food Pantry, just in time for Christmas. LUM is grateful to IBEW 668 for their continued support of the LUM mission.

The Community Foundation – $10,000 Gift


Generous Gifts to LUM This Holiday Season

Lafayette Urban Ministry is thrilled to report that the Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette has awarded LUM a grant for $10,000 for security upgrades at the LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center, which is home to LUM Youth ProgramsProtein Food Pantry & Emergency Shelter. The money will be used to upgrade all of the exterior door locks and security cameras. The safety of our children, guest, clients, volunteers and staff members is a top priority. This upgrade will not only better protect these individuals but also secure the building and all that is within it (people & possessions). Many thanks to the Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette for their continued support of LUM.

Poinsettia Plants for Sale For the Kids

Fundraiser for the LUM Youth Programs

Order all of your holiday Poinsettia Plants NOW — and support the LUM Youth Programs including the After School Program. Details are as follows:

  • Colors: Red, Pink, White, Marble & Jingle Bells
  • $12 per plant
  • Indiana grown
  • 14-18″ tall, poinsettia with decorative pot cover
  • Order & payment due THIS Tuesday, November 10
  • Pick up on Tuesday, December 8
  • Payment options: check, credit card or PayPal

Great as gifts for family & customers and for decorating your home, business or church. To order, email Kristi Hogue, LUM Youth Program director at khogue@lumserve.org.

Central Presbyterian Donates $2,600 to LUM


Local Families & Children Will Benefit from CPC Gift



When Wes Tillett, the current LUM executive director, was the Director of Family & Youth Ministries at Central Presbyterian Church, Lafayette (2006-2010), they entered and won a video contest inspired by Micah 6:8,

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good and what the Lord requires of you: to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.

The leadership at Central Presbyterian Church invested the $25,000 prize money in an endowment to benefit local initiatives impacting local children.

Recently, Allen Bol, the current Director of Family & Youth Ministries, shared the great news; stating,

“For the first time in our history, the Central youth decided to give 100% of the revenue from the Micah 6:8 Fund to only one organization — Lafayette Urban Ministry!”

He shared that during the discussion,

“The pandemic was heavy on the youth’s minds. As they made a list of where the money should go (hunger, school needs, etc.), they kept turning back to LUM.”

Allen Bol also shared that the Central Presbyterian Church youth have been meeting with the youth of Bethany Presbyterian Church — and the combined youth groups discussed and agreed to give this gift entirely to Lafayette Urban Ministry. LUM is grateful for this generous gift and for inspiring a new generation to support the work of Lafayette Urban Ministry.


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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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After School Program

 


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.