Tuckston UMC After School Program
after school program starts back september 3rd
We are so excited to have our local students back with us for another year of after school!
After school program sign-up event, August 24th, 1-3pm
Our Sign-Up Event serves as a great chance for us to get to meet local families and students whom this program serves. Guests can enter through the gym and be greeted by opportunities for games (basketball), face-painting, hot dogs with the fixings, music, opportunities to learn about what is going on at TUMC, and the ability for parent’s to sign their kids up for the program. Every child in the program must have a waiver on file to participate so this is an amazing chance to do that while having some fun!
ASP Volunteer Training, August 27th, 4-6 pm
To sign-up as a volunteer, contact Amanda McMurtrey or Victoria Grubbs. Volunteers must be 18 or older and be enthusiastic about partnering in ministry to serve the local Athens community. The training event will cover Safe Sanctuary, Background Checks, and a walk-through of what the program structure looks like.
What is the After School Program?
Mission Statement: As Jesus calls us to love our neighbors, we seek to serve the children, youth, and families of our local community through the After School Program by providing opportunities for growth through fellowship and fun.
The TUMC After School Program (ASP) meets Tuesday afternoons from 4-6 pm. Open to kids K-12th grade, this program seeks to provide a safe, fun, and growth-focused environment for local students. We have children’s programming (K-5th grade) and youth programming (6-12th grade). Students arrive by 4 pm either as a walker, dropped off by parents, or riding in the TUMC van from one of three surrounding communities (transportation is dependent upon parental consent in a signed waiver). Doors close by 4:30 pm as we begin programming: 45 min spent in specialized time and 45 min spent in recreation time located in our gym.
For children, expect tutoring and homework help, prayer time, and growth in learning games and community. For youth, expect school help if needed, community building, games/activities, and potential career and college prep.
ASP will follow the Athens-Clarke County Schools calendar and will be staffed by TUMC ministry staff and church volunteers excited to create an encouraging, safe, and fun environment for local children and youth.
ASP Waiver (every child must have a signed waiver on file to participate in the program)