Today we are excited to announce we are opening up for After-School Hours starting next Monday, November 6th! Ever since we purchased the Armory, we wanted to utilize the it in multiple ways to serve the Tyrone community. Our desire is provide a place for students to come after school to have a safe and healthy environment, opportunities to be physically active with open gym time, and positive adult influence in their lives during those critical after-school hours until parents get home from work.
This year, we are very thankful for a grant from United Way of Blair County to help staff the program and provide after-school snacks and a weekly meal for these youth. The grant enables the program to be free and open to any students in 5th-9th grades.
Joshua House Founder and Director, Jim Kilmartin, states, "Providing an opportunity after school for the youth in our community that is safe, fun, and a place where they can connect is incredibly important. We want the Armory to be a hub for the community and a safe haven for the kids to become all that God created them to be. When our youth see themselves as God sees them then they can be empowered to make a the world around them better.”
Tyrone Area School District Superintendent, Cathy Harlow, expressed her excitement about this program, stating, "This is such a worthy endeavor which will directly benefit our students.”
Starting next Monday, November 6th, the Joshua House Armory will be open Mondays through Thursdays, after school until 5:30 pm on school days. Please note that we will follow the Tyrone Area School District calendar.
All 5th-9th grade students are invited to come down after school for:
- Daily snacks
- Meal (Wednesdays only)
- Get homework done (and receive academic tutoring if needed)
- Open gym time
The Armory address is 926 Logan Avenue in Tyrone, PA.
For more details or to volunteer to help with this program, call us at 814-684-2032 or email our program director, Mizpah Glenny at firstname.lastname@example.org.