The Summer Feeding Program is set to start June 3 at the Douglas Middle School cafeteria. They will serve breakfast and lunch. The program will run for four weeks which does not include meals on the weekend. These meals are only Monday through Friday.
The reason for the program being held at Douglas is because their school still has remaining funds from a 21st Century Grant, Stephanie Wisener, the Federal Program Supervisor and site director at Douglas said.
She said that all high school campuses offer grades 9 through 12 credit recovery during the summer months. If your child needs to attend these summer classes, they will need to contact the school directly to find out the hours and days the credit recovery will be offered.
They typically have between 50 to 100 that participate in the program from kindergarten to eighth grade along with the credit recovery high school students.
The reason the program is offered is to support academics in mathematics, reading and STEM activities, Wisener said. They will also offer enrichment activities as well as GRACE Fellowship Sports Camp. This camp will be offered to students in grades 3 through 8.
These meals will be for anyone that wishes to attend. The cost is free to children under the age of 18, but adults have to pay for their meals. The cost is $1.75 for breakfast and $3.50 for lunch.
For more information about the program or if interested in participating in the summer camp contact Kathy Dove at Douglas Middle School at 256-593-1240.