Students at McHarg and Belle Heth elementary schools, as well as Dalton Intermediate have the opportunity to attend a free afterschool program that helps students with homework as well as providing activities that help grow interpersonal skills.

Site Coordinator Mary Pannier said that all students from the three schools are welcome and that applications can be picked up in the front offices of each school.

The program is located at the schools and lasts for 2.5 hours Monday through Thursday.

Volunteers, oftentimes teachers, work with the children as well as those with a background in childcare. Kids are also sent home with food for the weekend on Thursday evenings. Pannier stressed that all students are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

The program helps students meet state and local standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and mathematics, it offers students enrichment…

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