Summer Has Begun: 5th Quarter & LUM Camp
Wes's Weekly Wrap Up: LUM Summer of Service
In this edition of Wes's Weekly Wrap Up, Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, encourages you to be a part of the LUM Summer of Service. He shares a few stories of groups who have recently volunteered at LUM making a positive difference. Please take 59 seconds to watch the video and SHARE with others. See below for more details.
LUM Has Big Plans for the Summer 2021
Summer is the Perfect Time to Volunteer
Summer break is an exhilarating and liberating time of year. For some of the children, summer also means a lack of intellectual stimulation, little adventure, and inadequate nutrition. It is important to LUM to offer more learning, adventure, and nutritious food to children whose families lack the resources to make these happen.

Invest in local children with a donation to the LUM Youth Programs. Send children to LUM Camp for $200 per camper; or make a donation to 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program, which will provide a study trip, an art class, a science lab or a visit to a local pool or park. To learn more, please read the articles below or click HERE.
Summer of Service - Youth Program Needs
Volunteers Needed - LUM Camp & 5th Quarter
Volunteer opportunities with LUM Youth Programs this summer range from assisting students one-on-one any weekday to serving as a counselor at LUM Camp. Be an important person in the lives of children through the LUM Summer of Service. All they need is a willing heart and a helping hand. Below are two exciting opportunities to serve with local children.
LUM Camp
LUM Camp is a weeklong overnight camp for boys and girls, ages 8, 9, and 10, from families served by Lafayette Urban Ministry. Scores of local children will jump on a bus and head to Hanging Rock Camp from July 27 to 30. LUM Camp includes nature hikes, arts and crafts, boating, swimming, morning chapel, wall-climbing, zip-lining, delicious meals, and caring staff and counselors.

Volunteers are needed from 11 a.m. on Monday, July 26 to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 30. With two other staff, volunteers oversee a small group of children during a four-day, overnight camp and support them with all camp activities. Training is provided. More.
5th Quarter
5th Quarter Summer Learning Program (summer child care) welcomes students all summer-long, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The program includes math challenges, regular reading, experiential science labs, meals & snacks as well as recreation and fun. When the school year begins in the Fall, our students will be better prepared academically.

Volunteers are needed each weekday (Monday-Friday) from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. to help children with math, reading, arts & crafts and recreation; prepare and serve snack and lunch; and supervise study trips. Training is provided. More.
LUM Summer of Service - Covenant Church
Local High School Students Give Back Weekly
The high school youth group at Covenant Church, West Lafayette, recently volunteered with the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program. They are scheduled to volunteer with the LUM students each Monday afternoon plus a few extra days in June. To view more PHOTOS, click HERE.

LUM is very thankful for the help from these hard-working high school students from Covenant Church. Their commitment to getting involved in making this a better community for everyone is heartwarming and commendable. If your group is interested in doing the same, here are Four Ways YOU can help with the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program:

  1. Make a Monetary Donation, click HERE
  2. Sign up to Volunteer as a Teacher’s Aide, click HERE
  3. Donate Needed Items (snacks, disinfectant/cleaning supplies), click HERE
  4. Sponsor a Study or Recreational Trip, email
Congrats to Mady Kirts Lester, LUM Teacher
IU 2021 Graduate, Bachelor of Social Work
The LUM staff members gathered last week to celebrate Mady Lester. {Pictured is Mady, right, with Carleigh Bennett, LUM teacher.} Mady just graduated from the Indiana University School of Social Work earning a bachelor of social work. Since Mady started at LUM in 2018 as an intern, she has earned an associates degree, gotten married, and earned a BSW. This fall, Mady will begin work on her Master of Social Work, also from IU.

LUM is thrilled to announce that Mady will continue to be a LUM teacher this summer with the 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program. LUM is fortunate to have someone with Mady's experience, education and passion working with the students in the LUM Youth Programs. Please join us in congratulating her on her achievements and thanking her for her service to the children in our community through her work with LUM.
LUM Logo Launch Event - TOMORROW (6/11)
As LUM celebrates 49 years of ministry to the Greater Lafayette community, the leadership is ready to “Launch” a new look, a new logo and a new brand.
At the LUM Logo Launch, Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, will honor the enduring legacy of Lafayette Urban Ministry. In preparation for the 50th anniversary of LUM, the new logo signifies a new era with the unwavering commitment to offer help and hope to our neighbors in need. Please join us for this historic event and renew your commitment to serving the Greater Lafayette community with LUM. RSVP by emailing your name and the number in your party to