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 bus 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 a professionally trained teacher’s aides, interns and volunteers, whose training exceeds State of Indiana requirements.
LUM is thrilled to introduce the After School Program team. What a talented and caring team! They are assisted each afternoon by volunteers. Pictured (L to R) are Ann Mobley, Ivy Tech intern; Shavonn Kimbrough, teacher; Mady Kirts, teacher; Kristi Hogue program director; and Michael Welk, Ivy Tech intern (not pictured: Tabatha Volpi, teacher). Please consider volunteering with the After School Program – LUM needs you. For more information on how to VOLUNTEER , click HERE.
Amanda Bajzatt. Amanda Bajzatt is the Youth Programs Director responsible for the After School Program and 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program.
Amanda grew up in West Lafayette, graduated from Harrison High School, and currently lives in Lafayette.
Amanda’s education includes:
Ivy Tech Community College, Associate degree in Human Services
Indiana University, Bachelor of Social Work
Indiana University, Master of Social Work
Amanda started with LUM in June 2017, and also served as a LUM intern in 2014 & 2017 as well as a LUM volunteer with various programs including the After School Program.
The Teacher’s Aides
This year, the After School Program staff includes three Teacher’s Aides who assist the program director.
The After School Program Teacher’s Aides are as follows (pictured L to R above):
Fanesta is from Maywood, Illinois and lives in Lafayette. She has a BA from Chicago State University in General Studies and is certified in first aid in both mental health & youth mental health.
Danny is from Peoria, Illinois and lives in Lafayette. He has a Bachelor’s from Purdue University in Social Studies Education with minors in History & Political Science.
Tiffany Finch-King. Tiffany is from Gary and lives in Lafayette. She will complete her Associate degree in Human Services at Ivy Tech Community College in Fall 2019. She has already earned 52 credit hours from Ivy Tech & Indiana University Northwest.
This Spring, the LUM After School Program also has three interns assisting the program director.
The Spring After School Program interns are as follows (pictured L to R above):
Kaitlyn grew up and still lives in Lafayette. She will earn an Associate degree in Human Services from Ivy Tech Community College in December and will pursue an advanced degree in Social Work.
Emilee is from Roselawn and now lives in West Lafayette. She will earn an Associate degree in Human Services from Ivy Tech in May and will pursue a Bachelor’s degree at Purdue University in the Fall.
Saedie is from Fowler and lives in Lafayette. She earned an Associate degree in Human Services from Ivy Tech Community College, will earn a Bachelor of Social Work from Indiana University in May, and will pursue an advanced degree in Social Work.
Meet Samantha Habbinga — the second LUM Summer Intern.
She grew up in Lafayette and graduated from Jefferson High School. Samantha now lives in New Richmond with her husband, Jeremey, and their 3-year-old daughter, Kodie.
She earned a BA in secondary English education and a BS in psychology from Purdue University, West Lafayette. Samantha is currently working on her Master of Social Work at the Indiana University School of Social Work, Indianapolis — anticipated graduation this December.