Monday, 27 August 2007 20:00
Thanks to WAMY, Avery County has a new invention that may be perfect for
4-H is combining with the 21st Century Learning Center
and the SOS (Support Our Students) Program to provide the ultimate after school
community. It’s called Avery YO!, and it’s a great opportunity for Avery kids,
Bobbie Willard says.
The program targets kindergarten through eighth grade students, and caters
to their individual needs. Activities include homework assistance and field
trips. There’s even a feature that helps enhance End of Grade test scores for
at-risk students. While there is a fee, parents can apply for a subsidy. Middle
school students get the program for free. All the schools are participating in
the program. Transportation is even available.
The response so far has been overwhelming. There's a great need in the community, WIllard says.
While the deadline was technically last week- there is still time to sign
up. Parents can request information from the school their child attends.
Paperwork needs to be in before a child can participate.
WAMY Community Action, Inc. is a private non-profit
organization that provides services, awareness, solutions, and empowerment for
individuals and families from disadvantaged circumstances in Watauga, Avery,
Mitchell and Yancey Counties.