LEARN Resource Center Brings Summer Program and Meals to Monroeville

This summer, LEARN Resource Center will operate a part day summer program, and free lunch program in Monroeville. This program will run June 5 – July 28 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday-Friday at the Monroeville Community Park. The program is for children who will be in grades K– 6 this fall.  Lunch will be served from 12 – 1 p.m. every day, and is open to all children ages 1–18.

The Monroeville Park Board helped to make this program possible by providing LEARN with access to the picnic shelter. Additionally, the Monroeville Chamber of Commerce provided a generous donation. Because of access to the picnic shelter, LEARN will be able to operate this program rain or shine all summer long. Cornerstone Youth Center will also get involved by providing a van to take junior and senior high schoolers to their summer program for afternoon activities and allowing access to their computer lab.

LEARN Resource Center currently operates an after school program at Heritage Elementary. Because of the program at Heritage, Executive Director, Sharon Wilson, realized that children in Monroeville would greatly benefit from a summer program and free lunch program.

Wilson says, “I am very excited to see our summer program expanding to Monroeville! I’m a Heritage HS grad. Growing up in a rural area, there wasn’t any kind of program close by to participate in as a kid. Having a summer program in Monroeville will bring greater access for fun summer activities for elementary age children.”

Even though the Monroeville Summer Program is free, registration is required. You can register by going to www.learnresourcecenter.org. The lunch program does not require registration. Children can simply show up a noon for lunch.

LEARN Resource Center is a grassroots nonprofit in New Haven serving the community of East Allen County for over 50 years. It operates two before school programs and three after school programs for kids in grades K-6 at New Haven Primary, New Haven Intermediate, and Heritage Elementary. The aim of the programs is to offer a place for kids to go while their parents are still at work where they can grow mentally, socially, and physically. For more information, or to make a donation go to www.learnresourcecenter.org

POSTED: 04/26/17 at 8:48 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools