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21st Century families, partners, and teachers enjoying National Lights On

National Lights on Afterschool 2019 was recently celebrated at Wyatt Middle School.

Sixteen families participated in the event. This included 22 children, 15 parents, 10 partners, and 13 teachers. Our partners, the Richardson Memorial Library, AvailFit, and the Emporia Police Department were there to show support.

Families were able to gather information about upcoming programs, Mindfulness, Motivation, and Movement, and sign up for library cards. Trenite Williams worked with the families to create Dream Boards. Intercept Youth Services, a school partner, came and participated as well. Century 21 provided pizza and drinks for everyone to enjoy.

Subway donated delicious cookies for everyone to savor. We would also like to thank Applebee’s, who came to show support and brought goodie bags, information about fundraising, and free appetizer coupons for everyone.

Two gift cards were donated to raffle. One from Dr. Kim Evans for Subway, and the other from Food Lion. Everyone that came out had a wonderful evening filled with information, fun, learning, and socialization.

We would like to mention our other partners that had previous engagements, the Greensville County Sheriff’s Department, 1Shot, and Virginia Cooperative Extension—4H. They are a huge support of our program as well.

The 21st Century program, run by Bonnie Hawkins and Joy Mitchell, currently has over 150 students enrolled in their tutoring, enrichment, and Panther Club programs. Registration forms may be found in the front office at Wyatt Middle School if you too would like your child to participate.