The fact is, many do not have access to these simple necessities. At the crucial time of middle school, students are starting to make decisions that could change the course of the rest of their lives. Club Jubilee is there to ensure those choices kids make are the right ones.
Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 8:13 PM
By Nathan Shin, Site Coach, Lake Hills Elementary
I’d been assisting Site Coach Jonathan at Tillicum Middle School when I was approached about becoming the first Jubilee REACH Site Coach in an elementary school, Phantom Lake (PLES). At first, I was hesitant because my previous experience teaching children had been challenging. I was unsure of how useful I would be with elementary age students. However, after meeting the Principal, Erin King and Judy Hunsberger the Family Connections Director, things clicked. I realized they were eager to have Jubilee REACH in their school and I knew that as Site Coach I would be well supported.
From our method of loving, listening, learning has emerged a model of “Community Schools”: in which school buildings become neighborhood hubs for community, sustained by neighbors genuinely caring for each other.
Club Jubilee provides opportunities for people surrounding a school to engage with the needs of their neighborhood. On school property, around school hours, we serve a population of marginalized and impoverished children and families. Relational activities such as sports, music, after school recreation, financial assistance, medical and dental clinics, legal/financial counseling, ESL classes, adult literacy and GED tutoring and meals are strengthening our community. Read More...