Meet the LUM After School Program Team
55 Students | K - 8th Grade | 3 Hours Per Day
The LUM  After School Program  provides safe, fun and enriching childcare for up to 60 children in Kindergarten to 8th grade in Tippecanoe County. The children are transported by bus from school to the LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center. For up to three hours each school day, the students work on homework, have a nutritious snack, and participate in craft projects, music, and other fun recreational and educational activities — enabling their parents to finish their workday. The program is staffed by a professionally trained teacher's aides, interns and volunteers, whose training exceeds State of Indiana requirements.

LUM is thrilled to introduce the  After School Program   team. What a talented and caring team! They are assisted each afternoon by volunteers. Pictured (L to R) are Ann Mobley, intern; Shavonn Kimbrough, teacher; Mady Kirts, teacher; Kristi Hogue program director; and Michael Welk, intern (not pictured: Tabatha Volpi, teacher). Please consider volunteering with the After School Program – LUM needs you. For more information on how to VOLUNTEER , click  HERE .
Boiler ESTEEM Student Leaders Serve LUM
St. Thomas Aquinas Center's Student Leaders
Last week, the student leaders from the Thomas Aquinas Center’s Boiler ESTEEM program prepared and served a meal to the guests at the LUM Emergency Shelter . The Boiler ESTEEM students chose LUM for their project. ESTEEM is a nationwide program to develop the leadership skills of young Catholics — and part of their experience includes a major service project. To view more PHOTOS , click HERE .

LUM is grateful to St. Tom’s and the Boiler ESTEEM program student leaders for their continued support. If you or your group wants to VOLUNTEER or prepare a meal for the guests at the LUM Emergency Shelter, click  HERE .
Underwood Agency Donates $250 to LUM
LUM is Underwood Agency's Favorite Charity
Chuck Clark, president of the  Underwood Agency , recently presented a check for  $250  to LUM executive director, Joe Micon (pictured). Chuck Clark nominated LUM for the favorite charity of Underwood Agency, and LUM was named a Give Back recipient.
 
Thanks to Chuck Clark and the entire team at Underwood Agency for their generous donation and support of Lafayette Urban Ministry.
Purdue Crew’s Row-A-Thon — Benefits LUM
Join Us - THIS Saturday - A Rowing Spectacle
Purdue Rowing Team presents their annual “Row-A-Thon 2020” in support of the LUM  Good Samaritan Fund . Row-A-Thon is one of the largest donations each year. Row-A-Thon is a rowing spectacle that takes place all day in the center of Tippecanoe Mall, Lafayette. The co-ed team members row a marathon of 26 miles in three hours on indoor rowing machines while raising funds for LUM. Purdue  Row-A-Thon 2020  details are as follows:
  • THIS Saturday, February 15 | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tippecanoe Mall | 2415 Sagamore Pkwy S, Lafayette, IN

Stop by the Mall on this Saturday and check it out. You may make a donation in person at Row-A-Thon or by mail. Please make checks payable to  Purdue Crew Club  and mail your checks to: Purdue Crew—Row-A-Thon, 500 Brown Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Thanks to Purdue Crew president, Henri Laliberte, Head Coach David Kucik, and the entire rowing team and coaching staff for their continued support of  Lafayette Urban Ministry Please note: the funds raised from Row-a-thon will be split 50/50 between LUM and Purdue Crew Team.

The LUM Good Samaritan Fund is an emergency financial assistance program which provides our community’s neediest families and children with a strong and reliable safety net. Help is offered for utility bills, rent, and prescription medications. In 2019, the Good Samaritan Fund provided assistance  1,783 times  and  $103,614  was shared.
Cole Elementary School 4th Graders Visit LUM
Students Learn, Tour & Donate "Needed Items"
Students from Ms. Bredar & Ms. Ferger's 4th Grade classes at Cole Elementary School (TSC), visited the LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center this past Monday. The students were on a field trip to attend a downtown show, and during their trip, their teachers scheduled some time for the students to visit and learn more about LUM. Joe Micon, the LUM executive director, gave the students a tour of the youth center and emergency shelter and shared information on the LUM programs & services. At the end of their visit, the Cole Elementary School students presented Joe Micon with lots of " needed items" for the Emergency Shelter and After School Program. Thanks to Ms. Bredar & Ms. Ferger and their students for a wonderful visit, caring about LUM, and collecting " needed items" for our students and shelter guests.
Enjoy a Burrito & LUM Students Get 33%
Chipotle-Purdue Fundraising Night - Feb. 25
Join us at  Chipotle-Purdue  (200 W State St, West Lafayette) on  Tuesday, February 25 from  5 - 9 p.m. — and the LUM After School Program gets 33% of all orders, if you present this  COUPON.

It's easy! Print the  coupon or show it on your phone, order your favorite  Chipotle meal (burritos, burrito bowls, tacos, salads or kids meals), don't forget to get chips, guac', and a drink — and  LUM gets 33%.

If you can't make it and wish to support the LUM students, click the button below to make a donation.
You Are Cordially Invited to Attend the...
Join us for the ninth annual  LUM Follies  and help us celebrate Joe Micon, LUM Executive Director , who is retiring on March 31. The event is on Friday,  March 6  at 7 p.m. and includes a program to honor Joe Micon for his  41 years of service  to our community through his work at  Lafayette Urban Ministry . The celebration will include performances by the Purdue  Black Voices of Inspiration , Purdue  Glee Club , and  Michael Kelsey  as well as a large  Ecumenical Choir  representing the many churches that make up the membership of the LUM Board of Directors. There will be tributes, presentations, videos and much lighthearted fun. After the program, there will be a reception with refreshments, sponsored by Lafayette Brewing Co.  LUM Follies is FREE & open to all. To learn more, click HERE .

In lieu of gifts the Micon Family requests that you  make a donation to Lafayette Urban Ministry  in honor of Joe Micon.