I wanted to quickly update you on some of the happenings at Apple Street Learning Center and Jesus Project Ministries. The fall season is flying by, and we are seeing amazing transformations.
A quick story – One of our young men “TR” is having a break-out year. Last year when he would come to tutoring as a third grader he would say, “I can’t read!” Many days he would just shut down and sit with his arms folded in defeat. Every time he would say he couldn’t read our tutors would encourage him and say, “We are going to teach you to read.” It has been a hard fought battle, but this year he has been overcoming and succeeding in school. Recently, he has been named Student of the Week twice! What a miracle to watch him work on reading, to finish his math homework and be named Student of the Week. This is only possible because of amazing partners who stand with our ministry.
This is the a brief list of what we are accomplishing this fall:
- Feeding hungry kids – We all hate to think about children going hungry or eating junk food. Thanks to your generous help we are able to keep children from going to bed hungry. Every day we provide healthy after-school snacks and a take home bag to 40 plus children.
- Tutoring tender minds – This is a record breaking year for tutoring. We have the highest number of children ever coming to the tutoring center. So far this year we have had 76 children. We are running out of room, but we are not running out of enthusiasm. I sharpen dozens of pencils each day. Every single pencil has been provided by our generous donors….. thank you so much! I like to say, at Apple Street Learning Center we sharpen pencils so we can sharpen minds.
- Upcoming events: The Cajun Thanksgiving Outreach is on November 23rd at 1:00 pm on the corner of Apple and Cambronne Street, New Orleans. If you would like to help provide a family with a turkey and a thanksgiving food box please click the blue button below to donate. We will provide a dinner for a family in your name. $45.00 feeds a family of four a feast.
- Christmas Party and Toy Give-Away is on December 14th at 1:00 pm.
Thank you again for all of your help over the years. We have an amazing surprise to tell you about soon. Stay tuned, it is exciting!
PS: Did you know that Apple Street Learning Center is recognized by the Louisiana State Board of Education as an approved Tutoring Center?