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Community Kids to provide pop-up homework help sites throughout city

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Kids have access to tutoring, meals, games and incentives through Community Kids' latest program.
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About Community Kids

Community Kids exists to transform communities through kids by providing long-term, life-changing, worldview-expanding relationships, led by Jesus Christ. We do this one block at a time – by creating neighborhood programming that empowers kids to become leaders. And we do this one kid at a time – by partnering with neighborhood parents to bring kids into mentoring relationships. Learn more at CommunityKids.org.

Kids and leaders meet for a Bible lesson and tutoring session despite a drizzle.

Kids and leaders meet for a Bible lesson and tutoring session despite a drizzle.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Sept 11, 2020 Community Kids is bringing Academic Bible Clubs (ABCs) to twelve sites across the city beginning Tuesday, Sept. 15. Interested tutors and families are encouraged to sign up at CommunityKids.org/tutoring -- locations announced after sign up.

 

These weekly ABCs will serve around 150 kids and will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the yards of kids’ homes. Each club will be a two hour block that will include a short Bible lesson, a snack/meal, tutoring/homework, a fun activity and a general check-in with the kids.

 

Community Kids focuses on being a proactive presence in kids’ neighborhoods and front yards -- so when they learned GRPS would be doing online school, it felt natural to launch a program that will help kids with their educational needs. The organization is also encouraging kids to attend online classes with "3.0 gets to go" and "If you don't skip you can go on trips" programs which will offer incentives such as trips and treats to motivate students.

 

“We’ve always served kids where they are at,” said Donny Irving, Community Kids’ Mission Vision Director. “As an organization, we believe we are uniquely situated to offer safe and productive ways for kids to succeed in school.”

 

For safety, the ABCs will be held outside, with everyone encouraged to wear face coverings.

 

If you would like to get involved as a tutor, if your child needs a tutor or if you’d like to donate school supplies or snacks, visit CommunityKids.org/tutoring.

   

 

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