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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Jim Pearson is Ready to Launch 'The Club'

New program director is adding staff and making plans for Sept. 4 opening


August 9, 2018

Michele Smith

Program Director Jim Pearson and his two sons, Connor, 6, (foreground) and Layne, 8, were at the The Club's open house and membership drive in Dayton last week. Pearson said around 250-300 people attended the open house, and Dayton Kiwanis served about 255 hamburgers. Twelve students were signed up as members and 50 applications were handed out, he said.

DAYTON-Jim Pearson, Program Director at The Club, Dayton's new after school activity center, has been busy helping the team get the program up and running for a Sept. 4 opening.

Pearson said building construction at The Club has entered its final phase. "Last week a lot of elements have come together," he said.

Pearson said the goals for the program are to help students take pride in ownership, develop healthy self- esteem, and learn how to get along well with others.

While students will receive help with homework, Pearson said the emphasis will be on child-centered, project-based learning,...

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