The North Highlands Center for Learning came from a vision that Grace had to reach out to the youth in the community. The vision became a reality for the youth of North Highlands in 2009. We have laid the foundation for a safe, structured after-school program based on the belief that children deserve the best that we have to offer.
The mission of NHCL is to promote safe, healthy fun in a creative, yet challenging environment. While supporting academics in grades K-12, the program encourages decision-making/character building skills and invites creativity through music, art, and recreation.
Making sure each child has their homework completed is the first priority at NHCL. Most staff and volunteers have an education background, so students have access to qualified tutors.
Through projects that involve field trips in the community and guest speakers, the children participate in character-building activities. Lessons learned will be integrated into other areas of the program.
The arts program go beyond traditional “arts and crafts” to include drama, baking, cultural activities, photography, creative writing and more. Students learn life skills and a sense of accomplishment while channeling their creative talents.
The children learn team work and sportsmanship while getting at least two hours of exercise a week during our recreation time. Basketball, wiffle ball, kickball, soccer, frisbee and dodgeball are among some of the sports activities.
Pool, ping pong, foosball, air hockey, puzzles, board games, reading and coloring are available.
The center is open Monday – Thursday from 3:00 to 5:30 pm and follows the Fort Wayne Community School calendar. NHCL starts after Labor Day and ends before Memorial Day.
Board of Directors
Stacey Monnier, Board President
Judi Eckler-Queen, Vice-President
Tom Monnier, Recorder
Staff / Ex Officio Board Members
Joanne Lukas, Director
Ryan Smith, Coordinator
Jenna Cunningham, Coordinator
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