Tutoring, sewing classes available this month

Published 4:01 pm Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Brookhaven children have opportunities in the coming days to improve math and language arts skills, or learn to sew.

Brookhaven School District sixth- and seventh-graders have an opportunity to improve mathematics and language arts skills beginning Monday.

The three-week program is from 8 a.m. until noon daily, and is designed to assist students who fell behind or struggled in these subjects during virtual learning. Families United Training Center will lead the tutoring program at the D-Best building, 403 North First St.

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Tentative daily schedule:

7:50 – 8:30 – Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 – Warmup Activity

9:00 – 10:15 – Mathematics

10:15 -10:20 – Snack

10:20 -10:45 – Enrichment Activity (Art, Yoga, Pottery or Character Education)

10:45 -12:00 – Language Arts

12:00  – Dismissal with bagged lunch

The nonprofit organization was founded to provide evidence-based parenting education and life skills training and services to disadvantaged families.

“Our desire is to increase their earning potential and reduce their dependency on welfare assistance and rental subsidies,” said FUMC founder and Executive Director Falana McDaniel.

A Mother and Daughter Brunch and Learn Sewing Class will also be offered by FUTC Saturday, June 26, from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Registration is free, but limited slots are available. The class will take place at the Brookhaven/FEMA Building.

Registration for both programs should be completed online at www.familiesunitedtraining.org/registration. For more information, contact McDaniel at 601-757-3614.