POMEROY — The Meigs Local Elementary After School Kids (ASK) program was recently recognized at the 5th Annual 21st Century Community Learning Centers Summit: Embark on a Fantastic Voyage, Discover the Treasures of Afterschool.
The Ohio Department of Education awarded 21st Century programs and personnel that have positively impacted students, families, schools and their community. The ASK program received the award for outstanding program in the category of academic improvement in language arts and literacy. The award was given to a creative program that provides a high quality, effective program using standards based research and best practice methods focused on reading instruction and intervention to impact student’s academic improvement in language arts.
The mission of the Meigs after-school program is to implement a comprehensive, school and community response to the escalating problem of low academic achievement and the increasing emergence of risky behaviors among students in the district.The goal is to reduce the number of risk factors and enhance the academic, physical and social/emotional well-being of students and their families in our community through a multi-level, multi-strategy after-school program.
In keeping with the “Fantastic Voyage” theme of the summit, director Kim Wolfe said, “We believe there is a treasure hidden deep in every child, and our dedicated staff will ride the roughest seas and cross the greatest oceans to help discover every buried gem of confidence, self-worth, and academic skills of these little pirates.”