LUM Back to School Plan - Kids First
Wes's Weekly Wrap Up: "Investing in Children"
In this edition of Wes's Weekly Wrap Up, Wes, LUM executive director, reflects on today's opening of the LUM After School Program and how LUM nurtures and invests in children. Please take 58 seconds to watch the video. Feel free to SHARE.
TODAY - LUM After School Program Opens
Back to School - LUM ASP in Full Swing
School has started TODAY in Lafayette, West Lafayette & Tippecanoe County — which means the LUM After School Program has started as well.

The LUM After School Program provides safe, fun and enriching childcare for children in Kindergarten to 8th grade. The program serves up to 60 children from elementary & middle schools in Tippecanoe County for three hours each school-day afternoon, enabling their parents to finish their workday. The children are transported from their schools to the LUM After School Program at the LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center — where they work on homework, have a nutritious snack, and participate in crafts, music, and other fun recreational and educational activities.

The program is staffed by a professionally trained educator, teacher’s aides, interns and volunteers, including bus drivers. If you are interested in VOLUNTEERING or need more information, click HERE — or call or email Kristi Hogue (765.423.2691 |
Meet the LUM After School Program Team
Youth Programs Director & the Teachers
The LUM After School Program is staffed by professionally trained teachers and volunteers, whose training exceeds State of Indiana requirements. This year, the After School Program team includes four teachers who assist the program director, Kristi Hogue. They are as follows (pictured L to R above):
  • Kristi Hogue – Kristi grew up in Logansport and currently lives in Lafayette with Jeff, her husband of 26 years, and their three children, Taelynn (20), Jaedren (13) and Maekenna (8). Jaedren & Maekenna have been enrolled in the LUM after school & summer programs for the past few years. Kristi graduated from Logansport High School, earned a BS in Child Development & Family Studies from Purdue University, and is a member of the National After School Association.  
  • Carleigh Bennett –  Carleigh grew up and still lives in Lafayette. She currently lives with her sister and newborn niece. She graduated from Lafayette Jefferson High School, and plans to start school next fall at Ivy Tech.
  • Shavonn Kimbrough – Shavonn grew up in Chicago and currently lives in Lafayette with her two children — Gregory & Zariyah (ages 8 and 7). She graduated from Carver Military Academy and is now enrolled at Indiana Tech pursuing a degree in accounting.
  • Mady Lester – Mady grew up and still lives in Lafayette with her husband. She graduated from Jefferson High School, earned her associates degree in Human Services at Ivy Tech Community College, and is pursuing a bachelor’s in social work at IUPUI.
  • Tabatha Volpi – Tabby grew up and still lives in Lafayette with her husband, Matthew, and their two children, ages 6 & 8. She graduated from Jefferson High School and earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University in 2013. During the school year, Tabby also works for the Lafayette School Corporation.

LUM is fortunate to have such a talented, experienced and dedicated team overseeing this year's After School Program. See below for four ways that you can help the LUM After School Program today.
4 Ways YOU Can Help the LUM Students
LUM After School Program Needs YOU!
Four Ways YOU can help the LUM After School Program TODAY are as follows:
  • Make a Monetary DONATION, click HERE
  • Sign up to VOLUNTEER, click HERE
  • Donate NEEDED ITEMS, click HERE
  • DINE OUT - Get your burritos at Chipotle on Tuesday & LUM gets 33%. See below.

The LUM After School Program needs VOLUNTEERS from 2 to 6 p.m., every weekday. Volunteers are needed to tutor, read to students, give spelling tests and supervise the children. Please consider signing up NOW to volunteer for this important ministry and make a difference in the lives of children. To begin the “Easy 4-Step Process” to becoming an After School Program Volunteer, click HERE.
Five Local HS Girls Soccer Teams Support LUM
Food Donated to the LUM Protein Food Pantry
In addition to preparing to go back to school and train for their upcoming competition season, each of the five local High School Girls Soccer Teams (Central Catholic, Harrison, Jefferson, McCutcheon & West Lafayette High Schools) took the time to coordinate a food drive. Last week, the student leader athletes and coaches delivered a truckload of food to the LUM Protein Food Pantry. During this pandemic, donations of food items are greatly appreciated because the need is so great.
In 2020, so far, the LUM Protein Food Pantry has distributed food 1,254 times to 360 local families impacting 3,739 individuals, 147 families with children and 27 families with infants.

Join us in thanking the McCutcheon team for coordinating the effort, and all of these local student leader athletes for their support of the families and children in our community with their donation to LUM. They are as follows:
  • Central Catholic - Hailey Fallen, Caroline Lutz & Mayah Love
  • Harrison - Zylee Saunders, Lydia Gonzalez, Kenzie Sharp & Lexi Fraley
  • Jefferson - Guadalupe Villegas, Alexia Hernandez & Ashanti Bravo
  • McCutcheon - Addyson Garrett, Kaleigh Scheumann & Katie Buckles

If you wish to coordinate a food drive or paper goods drive for the LUM Protein Food Pantry, please email Nina Morgan at {Please note: The West Lafayette High School girls soccer team also participated but have not been able to deliver their donation yet.}
Chipotle Fundraising Night - THIS Tuesday
App & Online Orders for Pick Up, Dine In, To Go, Catering
Dining Room & Patio Seating
Tuesday, August 25 - 5 to 9 p.m. - South St., Lafayette
Eat your favorite burrito bowl and support the LUM After School Program. Take a night off from cooking, go to Chipotle Mexican Grill (4030 South St., Lafayette) and LUM earns 33% of your order with the coupon below.

Chipotle is also including "online orders for pickup" for the LUM fundraiser. This means YOU will be able to place your orders for pickup either through the Chipotle app or website, skipping the line and maintaining safe social distancing guidelines.

Online orders will require a custom code to be used during checkout to be counted — LUM's online code: J4NCKXT.
Online orders will require a custom code to be used during checkout to be counted — LUM's online code: J4NCKXT.