Meredith College will launch a new after school program this fall for use by the campus community, including students in the College’s Wings program for adult students.
Meredith College received a one-year $58,000 grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Foundation to support the Wings After School program’s launch. The new program, which will begin in Fall 2018, will provide activities and support through tutoring, homework assistance, and active lessons.
The program is part of the Quality of Life pillar in Meredith’s strategic plan. It will also be open to the children of employees, but should provide an important benefit to students pursuing degrees. The challenge of finding affordable care and balancing their roles as parent and student can be a barrier to higher education.
“Meredith’s after school program acknowledges the need to assist families who are seeking supportive pathways through educational opportunities,” said President Jo Allen.
The program will be open from 3 – 6 p.m. each weekday. It is open to children age 5-12 for a cost of $175 per month. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.