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04/24/2020

RHA Afterschool Program Thriving During COVID-19

RHA Board Chairwoman Angela Bellamy works with STEM students

   

DNA art renderings created by RHA STEM participants

 
 

ROXBORO--The Roxboro Housing Authority Afterschool Program started in Nov. 2019 and is thriving today through YouTube videos all located in the calendar

From learning about DNA through a STEM activity to getting extra help with homework, RHA children are excited about learning and exploring various academic subject matter.

STEM videos are created by Ms. Charlene Bumphus, who serves as the STEM instructor.  Mr. Larry Mayfield, RHA Family Self Sufficiency Coordinator, serves as the afterschool program coordinator. 

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Piedmont Community College students and members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. volunteered their time and talents with approximately 18 students, ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade.

A $22,000 grant from the N.C. Center for Women and Youth Involvement supports the program, covering program coordination, STEM instruction, supplies and snacks.

The afterschool program shall resume at a later date in the newly renovated Harris Gardens Community Room off Mt. Bethel Church Street Monday through Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

It is free and open to the public.  Parent waivers are required. RHA children have sign-up priority. The program may expand to the Weatherly Heights community.   

For more information, call Mr. Mayfield at (336) 647-4340.

 

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