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Empowering Darke County Youth
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Calm Supply donates needed supplies to Empowering Program
GREENVILLE – “Do you have a place you can store a 1,000ct case of 8-oz cups?” asked Carrie Swiger, a parent whose child attends the Empowering Darke County Youth After School Program. The answer was yes, and a couple days later, her husband, Mike Swiger, delivered the cups, plus drinks and snacks. “Our daughter really likes this program,” Swiger said... read more
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Ramco Electric Motors donates to Empowering Programs
GREENVILLE – Ramco Electric Motors gives back to the community with a check to Empowering Darke County Youth for its After School and Summer Tutoring programs. Dave Dunaway, owner and president of Ramco, said he was grateful to the community that has supported his company’s growth over the years. “We want to give back,” he... read more
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Empowering Darke County Youth holds fundraiser bake sale
GETTYSBURG – Kendra Chalmers, Empowering Darke County Youth board member and vice president, holds her first bake sale fundraiser for 2017. Two fundraisers in 2016 had a significant impact on funding available for the Summer Tutoring and After School Programs. The recent fundraiser was held courtesy of Lavy’s Corner Mart in Gettysburg... read more
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Scott Zumbrink donates to Empowering Programs
GREENVILLE – Darke County Treasurer Scott Zumbrink shows his strong support for the community with a personal check to Empowering Darke County Youth for its After School and Summer Tutoring programs. Zumbrink, a member of Kiwanis of Greenville, has served the Darke County community as its treasurer for nearly 25 years. A farm family... read more
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Oliver Floyd, Braund Pope Funeral Homes donate to Empowering Programs
GREENVILLE – Eric Fee, owner of Oliver Floyd and Braund Pope Funeral Homes, continues his support of Empowering Darke County Youth programs, presenting his first of two checks for 2017 to Krista Stump, Empowering treasurer. Shortly after purchasing Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in January 2016, Fee added Empowering Programs to his... read more
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Greenville Federal donates to Empowering’s After School Program
GREENVILLE – Nick Good, Greenville Federal Bank, made a trip recently to the Empowering Darke County Youth After School Program. It was a Friday afternoon; students had wrapped up their weekend homework, and all were ready for a photograph. Greenville Federal made a donation to Empowering’s After School Program. It was accepted with appreciation... read more
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Greenville National Bank supports Empowering programs
Lisa Martin, Marketing & Development Officer for Greenville National Bank, recently presented a check to Empowering Darke County Youth for its After School and Summer Tutoring programs. She got to meet some of the kids the local bank was supporting. “This is a good program,” she noted, “one that is definitely needed in the county.” Greenville... read more
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Kiwanis supports Empowering programs
Kiwanis of Greenville, plus long-time Kiwanian and board member Al Greiner, recently made donations supporting the Empowering Darke County Youth programs. The funds will be used for the After School Program at Edison State Community College and, once school is out, the Summer Tutoring Program at the Greenville Public Library. Kiwanis... read more
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Empowering’s Holiday Reading kept student minds active
GREENVILLE - An even dozen youngsters participated in at least one of the five Holiday Reading Sessions sponsored by Empowering Darke County Youth. Sessions were held on the Edison State Darke County Campus during the long winter break while finishing touches were put on GCSD’s new K-8 building. “The Christmas holiday season... read more
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Edison Darke County students a force in the community
GREENVILLE - Edison State Community College, Darke County Campus, is about higher education, but it’s also about something else… it’s about “community.” Edison students reached a milestone this semester, providing well over 1,000 hours of community service, reaching as many as 1,500 students in four Darke County School... read more.
After school program is growing, By Carolyn Harmon, charmon@dailyadvocate.com
Many sustain the program – GREENVILLE — Since September, Empowering Darke County Youth’s After School Program has been enrolling kindergarten through fourth-grade students at the Edison State Community College Darke County Campus. Empowering Darke County Youth became official June 2. While the the focus of the organization is K-4 at-risk youth, the goal is to meet a variety of needs for Darke County young... read more
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Empowering Darke County Youth… Community Service to help our kids!
Would you like to help our kids be the best they can be? Then we have an opportunity for you! We are building an EMPOWERING TEAM of volunteers dedicated to seeing the continued success of Empowering Darke County Youth programs, including The After School Program and Summer Tutoring. Our focus is on making sure ALL... read more
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Edison students speak out about After School Program, By Bob Robinson
“This program was a phenomenal experience. It helped me grow as a person; some days I didn't want to be there or had a bad day and I would have to put all that aside because some of the kids could be having a rough day and I’d need to be there for them.” “In my personal opinion I believe that the After School Program could make the difference for a child who may be... read more.
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United Way supports Empowering’s After School Program
The Darke County United Way recently supported the Empowering Darke County Youth’s After School Program with a Community Fund Grant to supplement its volunteer base with experienced licensed tutors. “Volunteers are the backbone of this program,” said Bob Robinson, Volunteer Coordinator and Empowering Board Member. “We would never have... read more.
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ASP looking for qualified tutors
Empowering Darke County Youth is looking for qualified adults to work in its After School Program. Individuals must love kids and be experienced working with youngsters, typically K-6. Most need help in homework while others need help with their basic skills such as reading, writing and math. Empowering’s After School Program meets... read more
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After School Program impacts students, volunteers and the community
The Greenville school bus pulls up in front of Edison State Community College Darke County Campus. The door opens and, one-by-one, kindergarten through fourth grade students climb off and head inside. Volunteers are waiting for them. Some days there will be 25-30 students, others nearly 40. Students from South School or other districts are... read more.
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Empowering’s After School Program students achieve honors
Empowering Darke County Youth’s After School Program students at Edison State Community College have received their first quarter report cards. Several East students brought their special Achievements with them Nov. 18. Pictured, they are: HONOR ROLL 4th Grade: Payton Herrmann; MERIT ROLL 4th Grade (L to R): Ibrahim E.B.  Fall, Olivia Flatter... read more.
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After School Program at Edison DCC off to great start
GREENVILLE – “This After School Program is an amazing tool that inspires and empowers the next generation,” said Edison student Shayna Emrick. “It gives the children a role model to look up to and a new friend.” Shayna was among the 15 Edison students who began tutoring younger students in a new program at Edison State Community College... read more.
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Greenville schools, Edison DCC partner in After School Program
GREENVILLE – “Greenville Schools cares ‘a bunch’ about its students,” said Andrea Townsend, GCSD Director of Administrative & Pupil Personnel Services. “We know that it takes all of us to help them succeed. “This program offers such an awesome opportunity,” she continued. “It’s the collaborative approach… Greenville Schools... read more.
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The priceless value of two quarters, By Bob Robinson
As tutoring wraps up for the summer, Empowering tutors can feel a sense of accomplishment over the students they have helped. Caregivers appreciated our efforts… just as important, the students seem to have appreciated our efforts. It is a great feeling seeing these kids progress; watching as they begin to understand some of their math problems, read more... read more
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Local tutoring organization to hold fundraisers
Empowering Darke County Youth has two fundraisers planned, the first a Bob Evans Fundraiser on Tuesday and the second a car wash at Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln in August. Pick up a flyer at Greenville Public Library from now through Tuesday, and at Edison Community College on Monday or Tuesday and enjoy a great meal at Bob Evans in Greenville... read more
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Empowering president talks about helping at-risk kids
“As many as one out of 10 Darke County students don’t graduate on time. Many of them simply drop out of school,” said Eric Fee, president of a new organization, Empowering Darke County Youth. The local business owner of Oliver Floyd and Braund Pope Funeral Homes talked to Kiwanis of Greenville members and guests about these challenges.... read more
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Limited tutoring openings still available
More than 40 students will receive needed tutoring this summer courtesy of eight qualified tutors and education professionals. While afternoon and evening schedules are full at this time, there are still some spots available for morning sessions. This is a free tutoring program established by Empowering Darke County Youth. While it is... read more
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‘Empowering’ seats Board, begins summer tutoring
Empowering Darke County Youth, a group of concerned individuals dedicated to helping at-risk kids, recently seated its Board of Directors, began the process of seeking 501c3 non-profit status and kicked off its summer tutoring program. Eight qualified tutors are helping more than 40 students this summer. They will be working various hours at space.... read more
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Fundraising efforts continue for summer tutoring
GREENVILLE - As many families begin to prepare for their summer vacations and other activities, the Chalmers family, once again, is preparing to “empower” local youth through summer tutoring. Kendra Chalmers, her two children Kayden and Nevaeh, and her mom Tanya McConnell, spent their Saturday at Rural King holding their.... read more

 
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