Students make friends, enjoy a healthy meal, get help with homework and reading, play games, spend time outside and create crafts after school at the Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center.
On Monday through Thursday, students read at least 20 minutes with a reading buddy or record themselves reading. Every Friday is “Fun Friday,” and special activities or local and away fieldtrips take the place of homework time.
Where: Pigeon Center Who: Prekindergarten through ninth-grade students When: Weekday afternoons from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The program starts after Labor Day and continues through mid-April. Transportation: Students ride the bus, if available, or can be dropped off at the center. A van picks up students from Hazelwood Elementary School. Cost: At least $50 per month is requested. A sliding scale is used to determine cost based on ability to pay. How to enroll: Call or visit the center. Complete an application. Up to 20 students can be served. How to help: Volunteers help students with homework and serve as reading buddies. Volunteers also help prepare snacks and supper.