The LEAP Afterschool Program at Lyons held its first LEAP Family Fun Night on Friday, April 25th. Alicia Linzy, program coordinator, reported: “We had 50 people in attendance which included the students and family members. Our delicious, mostly student made, menu included spaghetti and meatball dinner complete with salad, garlic bread and brownie sundaes for dessert. Our fun activities included a friendly family tug-of war contest, scooter races and four squares. There was plenty of food and a lot of fun. It was wonderful seeing the students with their parents and younger siblings AKA future LEAP participants. I look forward to holding another one in the future.” Nice job Alicia! On May 2, Alicia and eight students will see a Garth Fagan Production in Rochester. And on May 14, LEAP students will go bowling.

Wendy and her After the Bell students hosted and participated in a Basketball Tournament, April 9-10. During Spring Break, the students took a trip to the mall and had fun shopping around and playing mini golf at the Great Northern in Clay. On May 20th, the group will participate in a Survivor-like activity where the students will be divided into groups and compete against each other in a variety of activities. Their End-of-the-Year activity will be a visit from the WOWEE Wildlife group who provides presentations of actual wildlife species that aren’t well known to most people. Parents have been invited to attend as well and spectacular snacks will be provided by the program. Programming will end on May 30th but Wendy and her staff will provide Homework Harbor Study Sessions for the first two weeks in June.

Tina and the IGNITE students at Clyde are moving towards the end of another school year of programming. On May 29, students and their families will celebrate with a Family Picnic that will include lots of food, fun and games.

The STREAM program is gearing up for its big overnight trip May 9-10 at Camp Bristol. We are expecting a major turnout. It’s not too late to volunteer, and you could be eligible to receive a stipend while helping out. Just contact Heather Mills at Big Brothers Big Sisters ( to participate.

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