GREENVILLE – The Wayne HealthCare Foundation continued its support of Empowering programs recently with a donation.
This is the second year the foundation has supported Empowering’s goal to help young people struggling with their academics.
Foundation Director Lauren Henry presented the check to Empowering Assistant Program Coordinator Kay Sloat following a recent After School Program tutoring session at Greenville Elementary and Middle School. The Wayne HealthCare Foundation was established in 2007 to aid in the enhancement of community education and wellness.
Empowering Darke County Youth began its third After School Tutoring Program in September. More than 100 students have taken advantage of the opportunity and have improved in the fundamental areas of reading and comprehension, and math. The fall session has just wrapped up for the Christmas break having completed nearly 2,500 student contact hours.
“We average about 50 students a day,” Program Coordinator Bob Robinson said.
The majority of the program’s volunteers are Edison State Community College students. They are overseen by experienced certified tutors.
“This program wouldn’t exist without them,” Robinson added. “At the same time, due to Edison student schedules, we have a real need for adult volunteers. Just an hour or two a week would be a huge help.”
For more information contact Empowering at [email protected] or on Facebook. Donations are accepted and can be mailed to P.O. Box 1113, Greenville, OH 45331.