A new after-school program will begin at the Church of Peace in the parsonage on Tuesday, January 15th. Spring Forward Learning Center will conduct the program and the church will furnish hot meals. Children from the Rock Island Academy will be here on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays until May for programs that begin around 3 pm (2:30 pm on Wednesdays) and end around 5:30 pm.
Exec. Dir. Katie Colbrese says, “The opening of the campus at COP is like finishing a bridge we’ve been building for years. Spring Forward has formed a deep partnership with COP from feeding kids at Rauch Park to assisting with intersession programs; the after school program is like adding the lights to our collaboration bridge . . . a path to success and a stronger community!” We welcome Spring Forward and the children from RIA!”