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.
Congratulations to all who recently graduated from college including Purdue University & Ivy Tech Community College as well as all who are about to graduate from high school in Lafayette, West Lafayette & Tippecanoe County.
You Did It! Well Done!
As you start your next journey, please remember to continue to give back to your community.
Good luck & best wishes to you from your friends at Lafayette Urban Ministry.
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.
Originally from Sweet Home, Oregon, Rhyannon now lives in Lafayette.
She is matriculating toward an Associates Degree in Human Services from Ivy Tech Community College. She will graduate in May 2018 and plans to pursue an advanced degree in Social Work.
As an intern at LUM, Rhyannon is working with the Good Samaritan Program & Emergency Shelter.
Kaitlyn grew up and still lives in Lafayette.
She is matriculating toward an Associates Degree in Human Services from Ivy Tech Community College. Kaitlyn will graduate in December 2018 and plans to pursue an advanced degree in Social Work.
As an intern at LUM, Kaitlyn is working with the After School Program.
Originally from Avon, Erice now lives in West Lafayette.
She is matriculating toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science & Public Relations from Purdue University, West Lafayette. Erice will graduate in May 2018 and is planning on working for a non profit in the field of PR, with eventual plans to get a degree in law.
As the Klinker-Alting Intern at LUM, Erice is working with the Campaign for Hoosier Families.
Originally from Fowler, Saedie now lives in Lafayette.
She earned an Associates Degree in Human Services from Ivy Tech Community College and is matriculating toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Indiana University – Purdue University in Indianapolis. Saedie will graduate from IUPUI in May 2018 and plans to pursue an advanced degree in Social Work.
As an intern at LUM, Saedie is working with the After School Program.
Gina grew up in Indianapolis and now lives in Lafayette with her dog of 12 years, Yoshi, and her husband of two months, Rob.
She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in psychology and is currently earning her Master of Social Work degree at Indiana University, Indianapolis. Gina also serves as the director of the LUM Emergency Shelter.
Amanda grew up and currently lives in Lafayette with her husband, Robert.
She earned an associates degree from Ivy Tech Community College in Human Services, a BSW in Social Work from IUPUI, and is currently enrolled at the IU School of Social Work toward a Masters of Social Work, which she will complete in May 2017.
It is with mixed emotions that the LUM staff says “farewell” and “well done” to our fabulously talented and hardworking interns – Amanda Bajzatt, Katherine Brandes, Evan Guse, Jashay Johnson-Martin, Rebekah Niedner, & Brittany Rooze. LUM has truly been blessed to have 6 interns working with various programs since January 2013. As many can relate, the time with our interns has flown by.
To celebrate the LUM interns were invited to an appreciation party hosted by all of the LUM staff — and cake. All interns will be graduating soon and LUM wishes them very well. Each of them used their unique talents to make LUM better.
So – Thank you, Congratulations, and Farewell (for now) – to Amanda, Katie, Evan, ‘Shay, Rebekah, and Brittany.