Newsworks: Education Students Strengthen Programming at Friends of Mifflin Elementary

November 16, 2012

Newsworks reported on Nov. 8 that Arcadia University Education majors are strengthening the after school programming at the Mifflin Elementary School in East Falls, Pa.

Over the summer, FOM assisted with bringing before and after-school care, a result of requests by working parents in the community. The care is run by Sycamore Tree, a ministry of the Reformation Lutheran Church in East Mt. Airy, which runs a similar program at Edmonds Elementary School.

"The faculty, parents and principal are more than pleased to have this arrangement by an outside group who already do it elsewhere," said Sauerman. "That's a success."

Also occurring in the after-school hours will be tutoring sessions, with five education majors from Arcadia University visiting one day a week for over an hour to tutor children in the after-school program.

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