Lincoln County School District is helping children explore new and very fun educational opportunities with the Oregon Coast Educational Afterschool Network (OCEAN) Project. The goal is to inspire kids to learn, to graduate, and pursue careers they had not previously thought possible.
“I’m thrilled to be working with the school district on this important project,” says Joyce Thompson Graham, who is overseeing the OCEAN Project. “I’ve seen what a difference a solid afterschool program can make. It really does change lives, by giving kids the extra time they need in a more relaxed setting and by offering them projects that expand their notions of learning.”
Beginning Monday, Oct. 14, OCEAN Project will offer 2-1/2 hours of afterschool enrichment programs each school day, with a focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Participants will also receive homework help, tutoring, a hot meal, and transportation home.
All children are welcome to attend, including private school students and home-schooled students. Three 10-week sessions will be offered this school year, with a fee of $100 per session. Financial assistance is available.
The locations and grades served are:
Taft Elementary School (also serving Oceanlake Elementary School), grades 1 through 6.
Neighbors for Kids in Depoe Bay, grades 1 through 8.
Newport Intermediate School (also serving Isaac Newton Magnet School, Newport Prep Academy and Sam Case Primary School), grades 1 through 8.
Siletz Valley Charter School, grades 1 through 8.
Toledo Elementary School (also serving Eddyville Charter School), grades 1 through 6.
A partnership between Crestview Heights School and Seashore Family Literacy, grades 1 through 8.
Site times will vary slightly, but will be roughly 3:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Enrollment begins Sept. 30, with enrollment forms available at the site school offices.
For more information, contact Thompson Graham at 541-272-7630 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.