RHA Afterschool Program Thriving
ROXBORO--The Roxboro Housing Authority Afterschool Program started in Nov. 2019 and is thriving today. 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.
Charlene Bumphus serves as the STEM instructor and Larry Mayfield serves as the program coordinator.
Piedmont Community College students and members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. volunteer 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 takes place 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.
Currently, it is free and open to the public. Parent waivers are required. RHA children have sign-up priority. Only a few open slots remain; however, in the coming months the program may expand to the Weatherly Heights community.
More volunteers to help with tutoring along with gift certificates from local businesses are requested.
For more information, call Mr. Mayfield at the ROSS/FSS Office at (336) 647-4340.
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