Category Archives: After School Program

Northview Church Donates Books to LUM

New Books for the LUM Youth Center Library

Recently, the members of the Greater Lafayette Campus of Northview Church gave a special gift to the LUM students — BOOKS!

All of the LUM youth programs are enhanced learning experiences for our students that include a time to read. Whether it is after school, during the summer months or at LUM Camp, reading time is a fun and engaging part of the LUM youth curriculum. That is why this gift from the members of Northview Church is so special.

If you or your group wishes to support LUM Youth Programs you may donate “needed items,” like books, make a cash donation, or volunteer. Cash donations are preferred because they allow LUM to purchase what is needed, when it’s needed. Donations of “needed items” are also welcome and appreciated. If you wish to donate items to LUM, here is our Wish List. Please either ship or drop off items to the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901).

Thanks again to the Northview Church members for their thoughtful gift and support of LUM and the students we teach.

LUM Chipotle Night – West Lafayette

Enjoy Your Favorite Burrito – 33% Donated to LUM

Join us at Chipotle (2400 N Salisbury Street, West Lafayette, IN) on Tuesday, June 7 from 5-9 p.m. — and the LUM After School Program gets 33% of all orders, if you present this COUPON (pictured).

It’s easy! Print the coupon or show it on your phone, order your favorite Chipotle meal (burritos, burrito bowls, tacos, salads or kids meals), don’t forget to get chips, guac’, and a drink — and LUM gets 33%.

  • To Go — App & Online Orders for Pick Up
  • Dine In — Dining Room & Patio Seating
  • Catering
  • Use LUM’s online code: 9 6 2 7 D L N

So — plan to eat out on Tuesday, June 7 — all for a GREAT CAUSE — the students enrolled in LUM Youth Programs.

If you can’t make it and wish to support the LUM students, click the button below to make a donation.

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Snacks Needed for LUM Students & Shelter Guests

LUM’s Top 10 Favorite Donations

SNACKS needed every day! LUM serves a snack to our Shelter guests every morning with coffee and to our students every weekday after school. Please consider donating snacks to LUM today.

LUM’s Top 10 Favorite donated items are as follows:

  1. Snack Bars (youth programs & emergency shelter) — Granola Bars, Fruit Bars, Breakfast Bars, Cereal Bars, Rice Krispies Treats
  2. Drinks
    (youth programs) — 100% Fruit Juice, Bottled water, Milk
  3. Healthy Snacks
    (youth programs) — Peanut butter, Fresh fruit, Carrots (snack size), Raisins, Yogurt cups, Applesauce cups, Fruit cups, Pudding cups, Gelatin cups (Jello)
  4. Toilet Paper (all programs)
  5. Paper Towels (all programs)
  6. Bleach – Clorox (all programs)
  7. Trash bags – 13 gallon/tall kitchen draw-string & 55 gallon can liners
  8. Coffee – Caffeinated
  9. Disinfectant Spray Disinfectant Wipes
  10. Toilet Cleaner, Glass Cleaner & All Purpose Cleaner

Cash donations are preferred because they allow LUM to purchase what is needed, when it’s needed. Donations of “needed items” are also welcome and appreciated. If you wish to donate items to LUM, please either ship or drop off items to the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901).

Click HERE to view the complete LUM Wish List for the After School Program, Emergency Shelter and more. Check out and follow our Pinterest board too. Click HERE.

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Purdue Students Honor Dr. King with Service

Seven Purdue Students Volunteer at LUM Shelter

For many, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a long weekend, but for some it is a Day of Service. Seven Purdue University students, representing the Indiana NAACP Chapter, honored the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by volunteering this past Monday at LUM. These students helped advance the LUM Healthy Shelter initiative by cleaning the Emergency Shelter dining room, kitchen, bedrooms, lobby and stairwell. They also helped disassemble and removed wooden bunkbeds making room for new metal beds, which are easier to disinfect and help with pest control.

Please join us in thanking these students for choosing LUM and working hard to make the shelter cleaner, safer and healthier. LUM is grateful to be a part of such a giving community including the Purdue student body. Boiler Up!

{PICTURED above L to R are Malique Williams, Shawn Washington, Quinn Ford, Carey Walls IV, Nigel Taylor, Jonathan Young, and Chris Jefferson.}

Three Ways to Help LUM Students TODAY

The LUM After School Program provides safe, fun and enriching childcare for children in Kindergarten to 8th grade. The program serves up to 60 children from elementary & middle schools in Tippecanoe County for three hours each school-day afternoon, enabling their parents to finish their workday. 

Three Ways YOU can help the LUM After School Program TODAY are as follows:

  • Make a Monetary DONATION, click HERE
  • Sign up to VOLUNTEER, click HERE
  • Donate NEEDED ITEMS, click HERE

The LUM After School Program needs VOLUNTEERS from 2 to 6 p.m., every weekday. Volunteers are needed to tutor, read to students, give spelling tests and supervise the children. Please consider signing up TODAY. To begin, click HERE.

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Meet the LUM After School Program Team

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

LUM is proud to introduce the talented LUM After School Program team. Led by Kristi Hogue, LUM Youth Programs director, the LUM teachers do an incredible job of caring for and educating the LUM students each weekday afternoon, especially during the COVID-19 surge. This school year 62 students are enrolled from all over Tippecanoe County. The 2022 ASP teachers are as follows:

KRISTI Hogue grew up in Logansport and currently lives in Lafayette with Jeff, her husband of 27 years, and their children, Jaedren (14) and Maekenna (10), who have been enrolled in the LUM After School & summer programs for the past few years. Her oldest daughter, Taelynn (21), also lives and works in the Lafayette area, and has volunteered, sharing art ideas and homework help. 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. Thanks to LUM and Indiana’s TEACH Scholarship program, she started her Master’s in Education focused on Early Childhood Education and a Graduate Certificate in Autism this semester at Ball State.

LUM is fortunate and grateful to have these dedicated teachers on the ASP Team.

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

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Purdue Athletics Makes Unique Donation

Women’s Basketball Hosts “Teddy Toss”

Kristi Hogue, LUM Youth Programs director; Wes Tillett, LUM executive director; and Kaitlyn Lilleberg, Purdue Athletics representative.

On December 19, the Purdue Women’s Basketball team hosted their annual Holiday Bash. Fans were invited to wear their ugly Christmas sweaters, meet Santa Purdue Pete, and participate in “Teddy Toss.

During halftime of the game, Boilermaker fans threw lots of new stuffed animals onto the court. It was a fun holiday frenzy, and all of the stuffed animals were recently donated to LUM. The stuffed animals have since been distributed to the children of LUM clients and students enrolled in the LUM After School Program.

Thanks to the Purdue Women’s Basketball team and Athletic Marketing & Fan Experience crew for their kind donation.

Consider a Donation to LUM This Holiday Season

Planning an Office Party? Collect Gifts for LUM

This year, considering replacing your Office Holiday Party “gift exchange” with a collection of “needed items” for LUM.

Whether it’s bath towels & cleaning supplies for the Emergency Shelter or books & snacks for the After School Program or paper products for the two LUM Food Pantries — each donation is helpful and appreciated. Make your holiday celebrations, at work and at home, more meaningful for your family, your guests and your colleagues by allowing them to give to local families in need.

To view the entire LUM Wish List of needed items, click HERE.

Community Foundation Lunch & Learn

LUM Hosts “Nonprofit Spotlight” In-person Lunch

Lafayette Urban Ministry was honored to be the first local agency invited to participate in the Nonprofit Spotlight in-person “lunch & learn” coordinated by The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette. LUM was pleased to host this event at the LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center. Lafayette Urban Ministry’s director, Wes Tillett, provided an overview of the good work LUM is doing in our community and gave a tour of the youth center and shelter. In attendance were CFGL donors who have established endowments, Legacy Society members, board members including development and grants committee members, and staff members from CFGL and LUM.

LUM appreciates this recognition and opportunity to share how LUM is working to “tackle basic human needs and uplift the people of Greater Lafayette” with our friends at The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette.

November – Poinsettia Plants & Pizza Parties

Poinsettia Plant Sale
Order by Tuesday (Nov. 9)

Order all of your holiday Poinsettia Plants NOW — and support the LUM Youth Programs including the After School Program. They are great as gifts for family & customers and for decorating your home, business or church.

ORDER by THIS Tuesday, November 9

  • Email Kristi Hogue, LUM Youth Program director at
  • Include quantity & colors (Red, Pink, White, Marble & Jingle Bells)

PAY – $12 per plant — in person with cash or check — or online HERE

Poinsettia plants are 14-18 inches tall with a decorative pot and grown in Indiana. Poinsettia plants will available for pick up at LUM on Wednesday, December 1.

Azzip Pizza Fundraiser
NOW thru November 30

LUM is teaming up with Azzip Pizza in the Pot of Dough Fundraiser NOW through November 30. Order pizza & scan the barcode below or use online code 303070 — and LUM Youth Programs gets 5% of your entire purchase. Plan a pizza party today and benefit LUM students.