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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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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.


 

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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)

 

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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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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LUM Looking for Volunteer Summer Teachers


Volunteer Teacher’s Aides for the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program are needed this summer. The program is offered Monday – Friday, May 26 through August 7, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers support the LUM director and teachers.

Volunteers are needed each weekday to assist in teaching & tutoring, reading, recreational activities, meals & snacks and more. Due to COVID-19, LUM will need more teachers & volunteers to create a healthy and safe environment. Volunteers 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 donation, sponsor a field/study trip or donate snacks & supplies.For more information on the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program, click HERE or email Kristi at khogue@lumserve.org.


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

  • Make a Monetary Donation, click HERE
  • Sign up to Volunteer, click HERE
  • Donate Needed Items, click HERE
  • Sponsor a Study or Recreational Trip, email khogue@lumserve.org

5th Quarter Summer Program Begins May 26


Child Care Focused on Learning, Health & Safety

Normally, each year at this time, the LUM Youth Programs director, Kristi Hogue, is beginning the transition from after-school to full-day child care. But this year, nothing is “normal.”
The LUM Youth Center has been empty since March, but 40 students will be returning on May 26 for the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program. In preparation, Kristi (pictured) has been planning for weeks — studying CDC & State guidelines, ordering supplies, developing new health & safety protocols and hiring and training teachers.

On average, students’ achievement scores decline over summer vacation by one month’s worth of school-year learning, referred to as an “academic achievement gap.” This year due to COVID-19, the “gap” is wider since schools have been closed since March. The LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program is dedicated to closing the academic achievement gap for local students. When the school year begins in the Fall, these students who typically struggle academically will be better prepared than their peers because of the enriched and experiential learning offered by the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program.

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


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

  • Make a Monetary Donation, click HERE
  • Sign up to Volunteer, click HERE
  • Donate Needed Items, click HERE
  • Sponsor a Study or Recreational Trip, email khogue@lumserve.org

LUM 5th Quarter Students Explore Science

Study Trip to Local Family Science Center
Recently, the students enrolled in the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program took a trip to a local family science center in Lafayette. During their visit they explored the entire science center and had an opportunity to experience and learn about engineering & building, chemical reactions, animal care, reptiles & amphibians, and virtual reality. The highlight of the day was the chemistry lab session with hands-on experiments using pure, solid carbon dioxide (CO2) — dry ice (pictured).
 
At least once a week, the LUM students go on an excursion, locally, to continue their summer learning (zoo, library, museum, firehouse) and for recreation (swimming, bowling, local park, hiking).
 
If you wish to support the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program — you may make a monetary donation, sponsor a study/recreation trip, volunteer, and/or donate snacks and supplies. For more information, click HERE or email Kristi Hogue at khogue@lumserve.org. To view more photos of the LUM 5th Quarter, click HERE.
 

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LUM Summer Childcare – Volunteers Needed

Volunteer Teacher’s Aides for the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program are needed this summer. The program is offered Monday – Friday, Now through August 3, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers support the LUM director and teachers.

Volunteers are needed each week day to assist in teaching & tutoring, reading, recreational activities, meals & snacks and more. Volunteers must enjoy working with children and have experience helping children (K – 6th grade) achieve academically and socially.

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

  • Make a Monetary Donation, click HERE
  • Sign up to Volunteer, click HERE
  • Donate Needed Items, click HERE
  • Sponsor a Study or Recreational Trip, email khogue@lumserve.org

If you’re interested or need more information, click HERE — or email or call Kristi Hogue (khogue@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691).

LUM Students Visit Prophetstown State Park

LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program

Last week, the students enrolled in the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program took a trip to Prophetstown State Park in West Lafayette. During their visit they hiked through the park exploring the fens, prairie and open woodlands; and learned about prairie grass, and Native American culture.

They also participated in the Silly Safari Program at the Tippecanoe County Library and met some animals including mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, bugs and more.

At least once a week, the LUM students go on an excursion, locally, to continue their summer learning (zoo, library, museum, firehouse) and for recreation (swimming, bowling, local park, hiking). If you wish to support the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program — you may make a monetary donation, sponsor a study/recreation trip, volunteer, and/or donate snacks and supplies. For more information, click HERE or email Kristi Hogue at khogue@lumserve.org.


{To view more Prophetstown photos, click HERE.}



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