What is Lighthouse?
The Lighthouse After-School Program offers middle and high school aged-youth academic support, evening meals and enrichment/recreational activities during non-school hours, Monday through Friday, twelve months a year. It is vitally important for youth to have a safe harbor during the high risk after school hours. The Lighthouse After School Program goal is to: “Increase the likelihood of high school graduation of middle and high school-aged youth by providing high quality programming.”Lighthouse provides the unique combination of a free, spiritually inclusive, education-focused program for middle and high school students.Students thrive in their pursuit of a high school education through tutors and technology while building social skills and a nourished and healthy body.
“Increase the likelihood of high school graduation of middle and high school-aged youth by providing high quality after school programming.”
For approximately $475 per year, one teenager receives all Lighthouse services including academic support, evening meal, counseling, mentoring, and a variety of structured enrichment/recreational activities. By providing these preventative services, each teen is more likely to stay in school, stay out of the juvenile justice system and become successful young adults.
By comparison, based on the average length of stay, it costs $6,240 per year for a teenager to stay at the youth detention center.