The Limes After-School Program was started by Ann Hopkins in
2003 to reach less-privileged children in the Limes area. Since then, the Significant Others have fully taken over the Limes program and is coordinated by our two volunteer coordinators.
The goal of the program is to help further the childrens' education, build self-worth, and spread love. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3pm - 5pm, SO Volunteers interact with kids to improve their reading, writing, and math skills, as well as focus on practical life skills, hygiene, and behavior. SOs participate in arts and crafts, music, games, and other physical activities to encourage kids to play and have fun! Some of the activities in which SOs are involved include reading circles, journal writing, math circles with flash cards, coloring and drawing, movie days, Dental Hygiene Day, relay races, nature walks, show-and-tell, collage projects, and much much more!
Come everyday or periodically, whatever your schedule will allow. If you have a specialized talent (music, art, crafts, acting, dancing, etc.) and are interested in doing an activity with the kids involving that skill,
contact one of our Volunteer Coordinators. We'd love to have you!
You can also donate supplies, recyclable goods, or money. Old magazines work well for collage projects, empty jars or containers function as storage, egg cartons transform into caterpillar crafts, and printer paper is great for working on various school skills. We use extra construction paper, stickers, coloring books, colored pencils/crayons, glue sticks, index cards, balloons, paint, paint brushes, and anything you think might be put to good use in our program.
The Limes After School Program takes place in the Limes neighborhood across the street and down the road from the Excel Plaza in Grand Anse. We meet at the Rubis gas station on Maurice Bishop highway around 2:45 p.m. and walk, as a group, to the location. Hope to see you there!