Each program day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) our students are picked up by James Crockett, Executive Director, and walked to the Jonquil Hotel Learning Center. During the 3 hour program (3:15pm-6:30pm) the students have set time for snacks, homework help, playtime, dinner, Bible Study and a time of personal sharing of their days.
Our daily schedule:
3:30-4:00- Snack and Bible Study
4:00-4:30- Play time
4:30-5:15- Homework Time
6:00-6:30- Clean up
We structure our program on Biblical Principles because we desire our students to grow spiritually. Our greatest hope is that they leave our program knowing they have a greater purpose and higher calling on their life than what this world offers.
We also desire each of our children to grow educationally through tutoring and homework help. Our volunteers are dedicated to building relationships with our boys in order to know their unique qualities, strengths and weaknesses. We are also working in collaboration with Gale Elementary School (our neighborhood CPS) in order to provide the best holistic approach to meeting our children's educational needs.
Finally, we desire for our boys and girls to have a healthy, well balanced meal each program day. Many of our students come from low-income housing and may not receive the proper nutrients at home. Meal time is also a very valued time because we use it as a platform for everyone to share how their days went and be heard by everyone else in the program. For some, this is the one time during their day they feel understood and cared for and can openly express their feelings.
Summer program: Thanks to the generosity of families, churches and foundations, C24/7 was able to offer our 1st summer program this year! Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon we met to play games, eat lunch, discuss our Bible lesson and engage in reading activities.