Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Project Impact readies summer program for local kids

Franklin County School will be letting out tomorrow for summer break and kids will have a whole lot of time on their hands. However, the City of Apalachicola Project Impact After-school and Summer Enrichment Program has the answer and have planned a host of educational and fun activities throughout June and July to help kids get the most out of their summer break.

Project Impact will kick off the summer starting June 8 – June 22 and July 6 – July – 23, during this time the following programs, activities and field trips will be offered:
  • Organ Wise & Kids in the Kitchen Program - by Heather Henderson, with IFAS-County Extension Office-Family Nutrition
  • STEM Boat Building Program - by Ron Dierdolf, with the Apalachicola Maritime Museum
  • STEM LEGO Mindstorm Robotics Camp - by Jathan Martin & Chase Taranto, local students
  • “Every Hero has A Story” Library Program - by Caty Green, Director Apalachicola Municipal Library
  • Music Camp/Glee Club/Keyboard &Guitar lessons - by Teacher Judy Dugar
  • Drama Camp by Pam Vest, with the Panhandle Players
  • STEAM Program - Science Technology Engineering Arts Math Camp – organized by Dr. Dreamal Worthen (FAMU) featuring trip to FAMU for middle and high school students for STEAM Forum along with a separate three-day Forestry and Food Sciences Program.
  • STEM (Science Tech. Engineering Math)  iMovie/video editing Camp
  • Fitness/Basketball Program – by certified teacher Ryan McGee
  • Yoga - with Kathy Jansen
  • Garden Program – “Garden to Table” Preparations from Site gardens and Garden Mural Project
  • Pottery - with Kirby Gregory
  • Guest Artist Ernest Lee Painting Seminar
  • Literacy Intervention/Tutoring Program/Preventing the Summer Slide – Certified Reading & Math Coaches
  • Credit Recovery with additional support for End of Course Exams - Certified teachers Elinor Mount-Simmons and Angeline Stanley
  • Field Trips every Thursday
  • June 20th – live broadcast from Madrid, Spain with Captain Judy and students-Aviation Program
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Provided

For a detailed summer schedule with dates, times and locations please contact Nadine Kahn, Program Director at (850)370-0145 or via email at

Project Impact is a City of Apalachicola program funded by a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant from the Florida Department of Education. The city operates the program from two locations within the community, the Apalachicola Bay Charter School located at 98 12th Street and The Mayor Van W. Johnson, Sr., Recreation & Community Service Complex at 192 Coach Wagoner Blvd.