SL After School Lights On 2014ACAP’s After School in Schroon Lake is excited to announce that they are one of the organizations to receive a donation from the Adirondack Marathon this year. The event brings runners from all over the U.S. and other countries to participate in the three day event. As part of the event, the organizers have committed to raising funds to support local programs and services. Marjorie Zmijewski, Program Director says “Adirondack Community Action Programs (ACAP) has fought hard to keep programs running and donations such as this go a long way to help keep afterschool programs operating.

Barbara Taylor, Site Supervisor for the Schroon Lake After School site says the Program is a wonderful program with really great children and staff.   She says they start their afternoon with a snack and a conversation between children and staff. Next they go on to academic enrichment, where they work on homework, spelling quizzes, and school day class projects. They also work on increasing children’s reading and math skills. After that the children can opt for daily activities which consist of crafts, Character Education, Free play (physical activity), Teambuilding, and more. “We are so grateful for the opportunity to still be able to provide this program to the children, parents and teachers at Schroon Lake Central School.” Said Barb.

Community support from events such as Schroon Lake’s Adirondack Marathon, held in September, not only provide vital support to amazing programs such as this, they also bring community awareness and support to programs that have a major impact on the children and families in our communities. To find out more about After School programs, and what you can do to support the program, contact Marjorie Zmijewski at 518-873-3207. (Pictured are students from Schroon Lake After School program who participated in an Lights On event promoting the importance of After School programming.)