The Times - Serving Waitsburg, Dayton and the Touchet Valley

By Michele Smith
the Times 

The Club offers a safe, comfortable environment for youth in the afterschool hours

Emphasis is on prosocial behavior

 

December 19, 2019



DAYTON—Jim Pearson manages the afterschool program in Dayton called the Club.

When Jim Pearson first started working at the Club in September 2018, the goal for the afterschool program was to provide students with high value educational activities.

It soon became apparent that socio-emotional learning was going to take precedence, Pearson said.

He said some of the students are dealing with trauma, on a daily basis, which interferes with school attendance and performance.

Staff at the Club are from diverse backgrounds and they are trained to “sit shoulder to shoulder” with the studen...



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