The award winning after school program at LaAmistad at Peachtree Presbyterian Church marked the first after school program offered by LaAmistad, Inc. Started by Bill Maness in 2001, this program has been a wonderful marriage between children in need of extra help with their schoolwork and volunteers in the Atlanta area who have been willing to give of their time, talents, and treasures.
Students arrive by bus at The Gym at Peachtree where they are able to have a snack and burn off some energy or socialize before walking across the church’s campus to meet their volunteers in one of eight classrooms provided to LaAmistad students. There students work on homework and school projects, read, and play academic games with volunteers until dismissal at 5:30pm.
SUNDAY STUDY HALL
LaAmistad at Peachtree Presbyterian Church opens its doors every Sunday during the school year for Sunday Study Hall. Students may use this time to complete projects, get a head start on their homework, catch up in their classes, read, or play academic games. Many of our students live in small, loud apartments with little room or resources to complete schoolwork, making Sunday Study Hall a much needed time and space for our after school students.
Mental, physical, and emotional health and wellness are key components to developing successful students. LaAmistad at Peachtree Presbyterian Church supports growth in these three areas by giving our students the opportunity to participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities. Through our partner organizations-- The Gym at Peachtree, The Cooler, and Casa de Cultura-- our students are able to participate in the following: hockey, in-line skating, basketball, flag football, soccer, dance, gymnastics, Capoeira, music, chess (with Orin "Checkmate" Hudson), science, and Girl Talk (for middle school girls).
Fact: In 2006, only 32% of Hispanic children eligible for pre-school were enrolled. Preschool has proven to be the number one educational resource for bridging the achievement gap in students. LaAmistad at Peachtree Presbyterian Church and its partner organization Peachtree Presbyterian Preschool (http://www.peachtreepresbyterianpreschool.org/) provide eligible children the opportunity for preschool. We believe that every child’s first learning experience should begin in an environment in which he or she can grow cognitively, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Peachtree Presbyterian Preschool provides children with just this.
Days & Times
Sundays - 2:00-4:00pm Monday - Thursdays - 4:00-5:30pm Teen Center - 4:30-6:00pm
Elementary school hallway of Peachtree Presbyterian Church
Directions to Classrooms:
Enter Peachtree Presbyterian Church through the Family Commons building, which faces Roswell Road; go up the double staircase in the building's lobby (the 2nd Grade classroom is at the top of the staircase); for 3rd-12th Grades, take a right at the top of the staircase and head down the ramp; take a left at the end of the ramp to find your classroom; for 1st Grade, go down the ramp and take a right, take that hallway to its end and turn right; the classroom will be to your immediate right.
How you can get involved
We are always looking for new volunteers to help out with our award winning tutoring and mentoring programs.
- Books: elementary, middle, and high school reading levels
- School Supplies
- Games: chess, board games, puzzles, educational games
- Sponsorship for field trips and summer camp
- Tickets to movies, sporting events, concerts, and shows
- Gift cards: Publix, Target, Kroger, Walmart, etc.