Wednesday, September 21, 2011

After School Tutoring!

Monday-Thursday we have tutors from UVU and BYU at the Community Center to help the children with their homework; it is a great after school program that gives children the one-on-one time for school assignments they may have.

Our tutoring program runs Monday 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM, Tuesday 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM, Wednesday 2:30-6:30, and Thursday 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM; children from all grades kindergarten to 12th grade are welcome to come and get help with their homework. This is a great opportunity for students from BYU and UVU to come and serve within the community.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Day of Caring

United Way Day of Caring is for local businesses and organizations to provide service to their community. Yesterday was Day of Caring in Utah County and over 1200 volunteers came to 31 project sites to help with landscaping, painting, repairing, and cleaning.

South Franklin Community Center was one of the sites that received help from over 25 volunteers to help organize and categorize the library catalog. We now have about 4,000 books sorted and labeled into 17 different genres.  This system will improve the kids experience in our library. They can now come in and find a book within seconds.
Thanks to all those who came and helped from Brigham Young University's MPA program and Utah Community Credit Union. We couldn't have done it without you! 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Parental Gratitude

The soccer league is not just for kids to come and get their wiggles out. Parents are there every Saturday to watch and cheer on their kids. We appreciate parent involvement and support in the league because without them we wouldn't have a league.

Last Saturday we were scheduled to have a game at 9am for the 8-10 year old's at the Boulders field. When 9 o'clock rolled around there were two teams on the field warmed up, and ready to start playing. However, there were no referees to enforce the rules.  That's when I noticed three gentlemen/parents standing right outside the midfield line. These parents are there every week running up and down the side lines shouting tips to the players. I asked if they had referee experience. None of them did, but they knew the game just as well if not better than anyone else. All three gentlemen agreed to volunteer as referees for the game. On rare occasions do we have three refs at one game. This game was ideal for players because we were able to have two sideline refs and one on the field. I was so grateful to have parents there so early in the morning to help us with the soccer league. A big shout out to all the parents who are at our fields every weekend giving moral support to their children. Thank you!