HOFFMAN — The town has been awarded a grant by the Cole Foundation to help support a new summer youth enrichment program in Hoffman, the mayor announced recently.
“We are extremely grateful for this opportunity from the Cole Foundation,” Tommy Hart said. “We would also like to thank the Lumber River Council of Governments and its staff, especially David Richardson, in helping us through the application process.”
Additional funding for the program is being made possible from the Town of Hoffman.
The program will run from June 19 through Aug. 18, Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the old Hoffman Elementary School. The program is for Richmond County children ages 5 to 13 who are in need of summer educational enrichment. The program will provide participants with tutoring by North Carolina certified teachers and teaching assistants, cultural enrichment activities, and nutritionally balanced meals.
Hoffman Commissioner Rory Jones, who will coordinate the program, said “this is an excellent opportunity for our children to remain educationally engaged during the summer months and reduce the normal summer learning loss.”
Pre-registration is required and there is a program fee of $25 per child.
Anyone interested in having their children participate in this program should contact the Town of Hoffman at 910-281-3606 for registration information and additional details about the program.