Loaves and Fishes Ministry

SERVICES

After-School

The After-School program takes place Monday through Thursday except when school is closed.  The students are divided into four age groups:

    Go Getters:         Grades K - 2
    Study Buddies:    Grades 3 - 5
    Champs:             Grades 6-8
    Stars:                 Grades 9-12

During the after-school program, students receive:

  • Academic assistance - includes assessment, remediation, help with homework, tutoring, and access to computers
  • Healthy snacks
  • Social skills training
  • Relational support
  • School supplies and backpacks
  • Transportation service from school and home on LAF mini buses
  • Opportunities for physical exercise and active games
  • Opportunities to explore special interests
  • Experiential learning opportunities
  • Opportunities for career exploration
  • Job Training
  • Opportunities for spiritual development

Family Support Services

Family Nights

Each month we gather to support Loaves and Fishes families.  Family Nights are held monthly to celebrate parents' and guardians' commitment to the children's success, and to equip them with informational tools for a safe and healthy home life.  After the meal, the adults attend a presentation or workshop on a topic that is critical to their children's well-being with topics ranging from effective budgeting to credit usage to gang prevention while the children are involved in fun activities that are also teaching them life skills.

Family Support Also Includes:

  • Emergency Transportation
  • Family Christmas Party
  • Budgeting and Goal Setting
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Advocacy and Referrals
  • End-of-year Family Celebration – “Celebranza"
  • Arrangements for summer programs, camps and classes
  • Help with college applications
  • Senior class expenses
  • College Visits
  • Internships

We also have Youth Social Groups led by Classroom Facilitators who meet once a month for each grade.  They get together for outings and life skills activities.  They help LAF staff to develop the long-term relationships with the children that will help support them through their journey.

 

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