Getting down to business after school. WSD program offers teaching opportunities to community partners

Getting down to business after school. WSD program offers teaching opportunities to community partners

Students paint bird houses during an after school activity

Media Contact:
Marya Madsen
Wenatchee School District After School Program Site Coordinator
madsen.marya@wenatcheeschools.org
(509) 741-9908

WENATCHEE, March 15, 2018 – The Wenatchee School Community Learning Center (CLC) after school program will be hosting an informational session on Tuesday, March 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, 137 N. Wenatchee Ave. Wenatchee, for businesses and community organizations who are interested in being involved in afterschool programming.

The Wenatchee School District currently has federally funded after school programming in five elementary and two middle schools serving a total of approximately 945 students; 77% of whom qualify as low-income, 70% Latino/a, and 27% migrant. The program provides a valuable support to working families and offers students a safe, supportive learning environment when school’s out.

The after school program is seeking partnerships with businesses and organizations to provide learning experiences for students. Examples include workshops, one time presentations, regular teaching arrangements and occasional volunteering. Interested community and business partners are invited to attend the information session and learn more about the after school program, meet the staff and discover ways to collaborate and create unique and impactful programming for youth.

Data collected over the past 10 year shows that outside community relationships, positive interaction with adults and peers, and participation in enrichment activities increases students’ ability to make academic progress in the classroom. Business and community organization provide meaningful learning experiences that help add enrichment in a safe and supportive environment.

The after school program information session is free and open to the public. RSVP to Marya Madsen After School Program Site Coordinator at madsen.marya@wenatcheeschools.org  or

(509) 741-9908.

 

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About WLC

Wenatchee Learns Connect is the partnership center for the Wenatchee School District. The mission of Wenatchee Learns Connect is to tap the power of the whole community by connecting volunteers, coordinating career connected learning events and experiences, cultivating business-education partnerships and acting as a conduit between the community and Wenatchee Public Schools.