YMCA afterschool program's dinner partnership starts - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

YMCA afterschool program's dinner partnership starts

Erin Hutchins, Program Director Erin Hutchins, Program Director
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany Area YMCA afterschool program kicked off its dinner partnership with the school system tonight.
The 21st Century Program began its DCSS "Third Meal Program" at Martin Luther King and Alice Coachmen Elementary Schools.
This is the second year the program has provided evening meals for students each school day.
The director says it's a great addition to the program.

"It helps us with our attendance because kids do want to eat the meals,” said Erin Hutchins, Program Director. “We do know that kids sometimes do go without food. It's just a place where the kids can come and they know they're going to get a good meal in the afternoon on top of the tutoring and enrichment that we provide as well."     

The dinner program will start at Live Oak Elementary School October 12th.

Copyright 2015 WALB.  All rights reserved.   

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • DCSS students GA Milestones dates delayed

    DCSS students GA Milestones dates delayed

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 6:11 PM EDT2017-03-22 22:11:06 GMT
    Students will take the GA Milestones a week later than planned. (Source: WALB)Students will take the GA Milestones a week later than planned. (Source: WALB)

    Students in Dougherty County will have their state testing a bit later this year.  After seeing how many days students missed in January, the state is allowing them to take the test one week later.  Students will take their Georgia Milestones the week of April 24th.  

    More >>

    Students in Dougherty County will have their state testing a bit later this year.  After seeing how many days students missed in January, the state is allowing them to take the test one week later.  Students will take their Georgia Milestones the week of April 24th.  

    More >>
  • Coffee Co. deputies catch domestic violence fugitive

    Coffee Co. deputies catch domestic violence fugitive

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-03-22 22:08:39 GMT
    Cameron Adams (Source: Coffee County Sheriff's Office)Cameron Adams (Source: Coffee County Sheriff's Office)

    A fugitive who has evaded law enforcement since February has now been arrested.

    More >>

    A fugitive who has evaded law enforcement since February has now been arrested.

    More >>
  • Bus catches fire at Harper Elementary School

    Bus catches fire at Harper Elementary School

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-03-22 22:07:59 GMT
    A bus caught fire at a Thomasville school Wednesday afternoon. (Source: WALB)A bus caught fire at a Thomasville school Wednesday afternoon. (Source: WALB)

    A Thomasville City School bus caught fire Wednesday afternoon at Harper Elementary School.

    More >>

    A Thomasville City School bus caught fire Wednesday afternoon at Harper Elementary School.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly