Different children have different needs. Some need academic help; some need a stable home and food on the table, or someone who will listen and help guide the way. Others may just need a pair of eyeglasses.
THE BUTTERFLY CLUB
The Butterfly Club was established for female students to have a place to bond with each and to discuss pressing issues within a confidential environment. Areas of discussion center around anger management, self-esteem, etiquette, goal setting, creating good coping skills, academics, and making good choices, along with character building. Guest speakers address the group on a regular basis. The group meets twice monthly during school hours.
THE GENTLEMEN’S CLUB
The Gentlemen’s Club was established for male students to have a place to bond with each and to discuss pressing issues within a confidential environment. Areas of discussion center around anger management, self-esteem, etiquette, goal setting, creating good coping skills, academics, and making good choices, along with character building. Guest speakers address the group on a regular basis. The group meets twice monthly during school hours.
ABSENT PARENT GROUP
The Absent Parent Group is exclusive at Levi Fry Intermediate School. Students at Levi Fry find this group to be helpful when experiencing the lose of a parent due to sickness, incarceration, abandonment, or death. Students get the opportunity to share experiences in a safe and confidential setting, while gaining hope and developing supportive relationships. Often students share a common problem, and by listening and working together, they can help each other heal and grow.
The Newcomers Club is exclusive at L. A. Morgan Elementary. It was established to help non-English speaking students new to the United States and an established school system, adapt to their new environment. The Site Coordinator meets with these students daily. She reinforces lesson plans provided by the student’s primary teacher, assist students with their English diction, and serves as a liaison between the school and the parents.
The Birthday Club was established to give the new students who choose to participate a chance to get acclimated to a new school, teachers, peers, and new surroundings while helping to promote leadership skills. The students have the opportunity to see that teachers are just people too who are always willing to help with their educational experience and extracurricular endeavors which enhances lifelong possibilities.
Students are paired with a caring adult which meets with the student twice monthly during lunch. Mentors are recruited at the beginning of the school year from such places as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Greek Organizations, The Coast Guard, The Corps of Engineers, and individual community members. The mentors share their career experiences and what preparations they made to fulfill their life goals.
FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Huddle is a national program that works with professional and school athletes. Huddle allows athletes to find encouragement, enrichment, and excitement in the scriptures. Student athletes find strength and stability to face life’s challenges without fear or failure and maintain a good attitude of sportsmanship. Finally, they are challenged in school to win academically and athletically.