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United Way: enriching the lives of children | Letters

Friday Harbor Elementary School would like to thank United Way of San Juan County for continuing to fund vital programs in our community and in our schools.

One program United Way has funded for a number of years is the After School Study Club at Friday Harbor Elementary School.

The After School Study Club traditionally provides a place after school for students ages 8 to 12 to complete homework with assistance from qualified adults. This year, the study club has combined with Island Rec’s new after school program S.T.A.R. (Study time and Afterschool Recreation).

This new program provides the same study time for kids with an additional two hours of recreation time for the students on scholarships. The ages have also been expanded to include 6-12 year olds. United Way has supported this collaboration in the first year of planning, trusting this new innovative approach to after school programming.

Thanks to United Way, lots of homework is getting done, skills are improving and children’s lives are being enriched. Thank you United Way of San Juan County. You enhance our lives and our community every day.

Gail Leschine-Seitz/Counselor, FHES

 

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