A Wheeling non-profit organization with deep roots is providing local kids with constructive ways to stay off the streets and learn important life lessons this summer.
Laughlin Memorial Chapel is continuing to offer their services to keep kids active and engaged this summer with their Summer Jam Program.
It’s a free summer camp style program that offers children a fun learning environment and recreational activities.
The program runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, lasting until July 31st. Throughout the day, children are given a free breakfast, lunch and snack all made possible through the West Virginia Child Nutrition Program.
“We have various activities that we do with the children,” Laughlin Memorial Chapel Reverend Danny Mason said. “First of all is the educational part. We help the kids keep abreast in reading, and writing, and math, and English through the summer. We give them some things to do to keep their minds fresh for when they go back to school that they won’t have such a hard time.”The kids won’t be spending all of their time in the classroom. They also get to take several field trips to places like Pittsburgh Pirates games, Oglebay Park and the Grave Creek Mound.
Parents, it’s not too late to sign up your child. If you would like to sign your Ohio County School child up, you can stop by the Chapel and fill out an application.