Enriching Hope After-School Program Accepting Applications | Education

Enrichment of Hope, a free after-school program for students at Selbyville Middle School, Southern Delaware School of the Arts and Indian River High School, is accepting applications in January for the program, which will run until May 26.

The program runs from 3-5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for students ages 12-18 at the Hope Center, located on the campus of Mariners United Methodist Church Bethel in Ocean View. Hope Enrichment meets during these three days when the Indian River School District is in session.

The program, launched last September, provides students with a place to go after school. Young people can get help with homework, learn new skills and trades, play a variety of sports games and receive a healthy lunch before heading home.

“We were encouraged by the progress we saw in the students in attendance,” said Christina Wilson, program director. “Hope Enrichment seeks to build character, build self-esteem and build relationships between caring adults and students,” she added.

Over 100 community volunteers have been trained to help with the program. Students travel by Indian River School District bus from their respective schools to the Hope Center, located on Central Avenue just west of Route 26 in Ocean View. Transportation is provided to student homes if required.

To apply for the program, contact Christina Wilson at crashyouth@marinersbethel.org or Cheryl Carey at cmcarey201@gmail.com.

Teachers or parents who think a student could benefit from after-school homework help or socializing with others or who know young people who need a place to go after school can call Christina Wilson at (302) 539-9519 for more information.