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11/08/2021

Afterschool Program Receives $17,000 State Grant

     

Afterschool program participants at Harris Gardens and Weatherly Heights Apts.

ROXBORO--The Roxboro Housing Authority Afterschool Program continues to thrive and received a $17,000 state grant this week. 

RHA received the grant from the N.C. Council for Women and Youth Involvement (NCCWYI.)  

From the start of the current school to date, over 30 school-aged youths learn science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts get extra help with homework and complete arts and crafts.  They also plant and tend to RHA's community gardens.

Each child receives a free, hot meal and snack daily provided by Smokey Dave's Barbecue Restaurant of Roxboro.

The Roxboro Housing Authority Afterschool Program started in Nov. 2019.  Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Piedmont Community College students and members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. volunteered their time and talents.  As protocols are lifted, volunteer efforts shall resume.

This is the third grant awarded to the agency for its afterschool program efforts.

The current location is the Harris Gardens Community Room off Mt. Bethel Church Street. A second site is planned for early 2022 at the Weatherly Heights Community Center on Cleveland Lane.

It is free to RHA residents' children and $25 per week for non-residents' children.  Parent waivers are required. 

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

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