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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Promising Start for After School Program

Pilot program ends this week; group plans full-year program next school year


Michele Smith

Art teachers Roz Edwards (center) and Anne Strode (left rear) with their art students, creating a contemporary mural.

DAYTON-You have heard it said that it takes a village to raise a child, and this is true for 48 students in the Dayton School District who were enrolled in the after school pilot program during March.

Blue Mountain Station, the Dayton School District, Columbia County Health Department, the Dayton Memorial Library, and the Coalition for Youth and Families, are just a few of the partnering agencies donating time, money, and talent to make the program a success.

Since the program started on March 8, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth graders have been offered a variety of learning opportunities i...

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