published: Monday, October 14, 2013
STR8 UP Youth Ministry opens for additional tutoring session
Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID -- STR8 UP will open on Wednesday nights from 5-6:15 p.m. for extra tutoring. The ministry has always offered free tutoring on Thursdays and Fridays after school. They are expanding the hours of tutoring to Wednesday nights to accommodate more students. Wednesday nights will be for academics only; no recreational pursuits will be available. Teachers and volunteers will be on hand to help students in all subjects; computers will be available for academic use as well. The program times are designed to enable the youth to be able to get church on Wednesday nights.
"We decided to open an extra day when some of the athletes told us the only free time they have is Wednesday nights," said Sammy Telesco, president. STR8 UP has a major focus on academics and felt there was sufficient need to add the extra day.
"There are plans in the works for a second story to be added in the youth house for academics. The addition will have sound-proofing and more computers. The second floor will be used for studying and tutoring. It is a much needed area, as the kids need the quiet and few distractions while studying," said Dana Telesco, vice president.
Please call the office at 699-1480 if you are interested in tutoring.
"The academic addition will cost the ministry dearly, but we feel it is worth it," said Sammy Telesco.
There is a car wash to help defray some of the costs this Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Raceway from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will be accepting donations for the wash or donations can be sent by PayPal from their website at www.str8up.org/.
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