Kristi Hogue is the new LUM Youth Programs director responsible for the After School Programand 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program. She has 23 years experience working with children and has been the director of the Right Steps Dennis Burton Child Development Center for the past 18 years.
Kristi grew up in Logansport and currently lives in Lafayette with Jeff, her husband of 24 years, and their three children, Taelynn (18), Jaedren (11) and Maekenna (6). Jaedren & Maekenna have been enrolled in the LUM after school & summer programs for the past couple of 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.
Kristi is excited about her new role with Lafayette Urban Ministry because there are so many programs at LUM that assist children, families and individuals that benefits the community. She shared, “I hope to impact children and families through the care and education of the children enrolled. I hope to form positive relationships with children and their families as we get to know each other.” She is committed to “helping others as well as assisting and watching children grow.”
In her free time, Kristi enjoys reading — and most importantly spending time with her family and supporting her children in their activities. LUM is fortunate to have someone with Kristi’s experience join the LUM team.
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The LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program has immediate openings for volunteers. Please consider this ministry with school age children as we partner together to close the learning gap for some of our most vulnerable children. Research is clear that children from low socioeconomic backgrounds who have limited opportunities in the summer show a dramatic decline in academic skills which can lead to frustration, alienation, and, even, dropping out of school. 5th Quarter engages children in fun, active learning Monday through Friday and volunteers are needed from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We can use adult help every day of the week, at all times of the day! For more details, clickHERE.
The LUM After School Program is beginning to gear up with some exciting innovations this fall. While we look forward to all the changes, the core of ASP remains the same – providing quality care to children so their parents can work knowing they are safe and loved. Please consider signing up to volunteer for this vital ministry and make a difference in the lives of children. ASP follows the Lafayette School Corporation’s regular calendar. Volunteers are needed from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. every day. We need tutors, story readers, spelling test givers, and any other adult who is willing to help these children. While we need and welcome volunteers from our member churches and community at all times, they are especially important to our program when Purdue is not in session since we do receive a lot of volunteers from the students at Purdue. We are also in need of adults who are willing todrive our buses to pick up the children from school throughout the school year. After School starts August 9; so, don’t hesitate! Please call or email Cindy Haley to volunteer or with any questions (765-423-2691 | firstname.lastname@example.org). For applications, training video, and time slots to sign up, click HERE.