Category Archives: 5th Quarter

Eat Pizza & Benefit LUM – Now through November

Azzip Pizza – 105 Farabee Drive S, Lafayette, IN

Join us at Azzip Pizza (105 Farabee Drive S, Lafayette, IN) September 13-15 (THIS Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) — and the LUM After School Program gets 20% of all orders, if you present this COUPON (pictured). It’s easy! Print the coupon or show it on your phone, order your favorite Azzip Pizza or Salad, and don’t forget to get Zip Sticks, Garlic Cheese Sticks, cookies, and a drink — and LUM gets 20%.


This Pot of Gold fundraiser continues through the end of November, and LUM gets 20% THIS Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, and October 25-27. All other days, LUM gets 5%. Help us “raise dough” for LUM Youth Programs.

Starbucks Food Share Program Benefits LUM

LUM Students, Clients and Guests Enjoy Starbucks

The newest Starbucks in Tippecanoe County (2718 US-52, West Lafayette, IN) has selected Lafayette Urban Ministry as their food share recipient. Starbucks is committed to hunger relief through their national-wide food share program. At the end of each day, Starbucks partners collect surplus pastries and fresh food to donate to agencies like LUM. {Pictured with part of this week’s donation are Starbucks partners Bayleigh, Ava & Sarah Beth.}

These food items are a blessing to LUM. LUM program directors have been using these items as snacks for the After School Program students, as meals at the Emergency Shelter, and as a choice for the Food Pantry clients. So far, there has been zero food waste — ALL of the food items have been given to LUM students, clients or guests.

Next time you visit this West Lafayette Starbucks, say THANKS for LUM.

Meet the LUM After School Program Team


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

LUM is thrilled to introduce the LUM After School Program team. What a talented and caring team! Led by Kristi Hogue, LUM Youth Programs director, the LUM teachers are assisted each afternoon by volunteers.


Kristi Hogue – Kristi grew up in Logansport and currently lives in Lafayette with Jeff, her husband of 27 years, and their children, Jaedren (14) and Maekenna (9).  Her oldest daughter, Taelynn (21), also lives and works in the Lafayette area, and has volunteered, sharing art ideas and homework help.  Jaedren & Maekenna have been enrolled in the LUM after school & summer programs for the past few years, and Maekenna continues to attend. 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.  She has worked with children and families as a career for nearly 30 years, and enjoys continuing to learn and grow with LUM Youth Programs.

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 begin taking classes at Ivy Tech Community College soon.

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 earned a BSW with distinction from IUPUI in May 2021. Mady is currently working on her MSW at the IU School of School Work, and is interning at the Lafayette School Corporation.

Breanne Stewart – Breanne grew up and still lives in Lafayette with her two children, Faythe (first year in high school) and Gabriel (Kindergarten). She graduated from Faith Christian High School and earned her associates degree in Human Services at Ivy Tech Community College in May 2021.

Tabatha Volpi – Tabby grew up and still lives in Lafayette with her husband, Matthew, and their two children, ages 7 & 9. She graduated from Jefferson High School and earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University. During the school year, Tabby also works for the Lafayette School Corporation.


In 202083 children were enrolled in the LUM After School Program; and in 2021, 89 children were enrolled, including 62 students this fall.

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


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Summer Learning Continues through August 6


Students Better Prepared to Return to School

When students return to school in two weeks, many of them — especially those from low income families — will be starting with achievement levels lower than where they were at the beginning of the summer break. That’s why Lafayette Urban Ministry has been so committed to our 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program. The 5th Quarter program offers low-income children the chance to keep pace academically with their peers, who may have more opportunities.

The program is in session each weekday throughout the summer months. This summer, there are 64 students enrolled. They begin their day with a nutritious snack and reading time. Then it is on to learning math, science, and social studies, taught through both classroom and online study. The students also regularly go on local recreation & learning excursions.

Please, consider investing in the success of the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program! Your support gives a child a better chance for academic success and a better future. If you wish to make a donation go to LUMserve.org/donate or click the button below.


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 LUM Summer Child Care Team


Introducing the 5th Quarter Summer Teachers


LUM is excited to introduce the dynamic and talented team of teachers for the 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program, pictured above with Kristi Hogue, LUM youth programs director.
During the LUM Summer of Service, please consider volunteering with the 5th Quarter team as a Teacher’s Aide. Teacher’s Aides are needed each weekday (7 a.m.-6 p.m.) to support the LUM director and teachers. Volunteers assist in teaching & tutoring, reading, recreational activities, meals & snacks and more. Teacher’s Aides must enjoy working with children and have experience helping children (K – 6th grade) achieve academically and socially. 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 donationsponsor 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

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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LUM Youth Center has a New Look


New Cubbies, Shelves & Surf Lap-Desks

The students enrolled in the LUM After School Program arrived this week to a “new look” to the youth center. Thanks to a grant from the McAllister Foundation, LUM was able to replace cubbies (pictured, top), shelves, and chairs, giving their learning space a brighter, more contemporary look. On a practical level, the new purchases give the LUM teachers more space for learning and social distancing as well as chairs that are much easier to disinfect and store.

The students were most excited about the “Surf portable lap-desks.” These desks make it fun and easy to sit on the floor with a laptop while maintaining good posture and less eye strain (pictured, bottom). Now that the weather is improving the students are also enjoying the new spiral tube slide in the LUM outdoor recreation space. This week is spring break and LUM is offering full-day childcare. LUM has also extended the After School Program to June 2, the last day of school in Lafayette. The summer childcare program, LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program, will start on Monday, June 7 and is accepting applications now.

LUM is excited to improve the experience for our students through these latest updates. Please consider investing in our students with a gift to the LUM Youth Program or signing up to volunteer with our children.


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)

 

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.