Our new Compass after-school program is off to a great start! In September, we started our Dubois and Harvard Park Elementary sites. Both take place on Thursday afternoons and each has about 25 students enrolled so far. In less than two weeks, we are starting our Graham elementary site which will be on Tuesdays.
We are so lucky to have wonderful volunteers from our community partners and from the community-at-large. We couldn’t do what we do without all the great people who are on our team. We are always looking for more volunteers and more community partners. Our first three sites are set, but in January we are adding two more sites: Blackhawk and Matheny-Withrow Elementary. Let us know if you’re interested in being a part of one of their Compass programs!
One of the ways I know we’re making an impact is by listening to what the students and the staff at the schools have to say about the program. The children want to come to Compass every day of the week. They have so much fun and some of them cry when their parents pick them up! The school also notices how much the kids enjoy being at Compass and wish we were more than just one day. Maybe someday! In addition to expanding to more schools, we also hope to be able to add more days of the week for each site because then we’ll be able to impact the students even more.
Keep checking the website for updates and pictures! We hope you’ll consider joining us!
Molly, Compass Program Director