Friends and fun, snacks and homework help, stories, crafts and outdoor play are all part of the S.K.R.E.A.M (South River Kids Recreation, Education , Art and Motivation) at FRSR. Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 the social hall hosts kids in grades 1 to 5 utilizing teen volunteers and adults to deliver a safe and fun after school experience. On a recent day kids played relay races outdoors, painted Halloween crafts and decorated a treasure box that will serve as a trove for prizes to be awarded weekly to kids who show kindness to others.
Funded in part by a matching grant from the CDC, the weekly after school program helps families struggling to find and afford after-school care for their children. S.K.R.E.A.M. delivers an enriching, educational, and fun experience for kids. Some are there because mom or dad is working, and others are there to enjoy constructive use of their time under the guidance of patient and caring adults.
The church applied for a $500 grant from the CDC and raised more than the matching $500 through a successful breakfast fundraiser with Applebee’s, yielding over $1000 dollars to pay for the operating the project.