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Washington Street begins registration

COVINGTON - Washington Street Community Center is gearing up for its annual After School Homework Tutorial Program.

Registration will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the center, located at 4138 School St. in Covington. Parents or guardians must register students in person.

The tutorial program focuses on completion of homework and enrichment or remedial learning activities based on each student's level of instruction, as well as creating a supportive learning environment for at-risk students.

Tutoring sessions begin Sept. 21. All sessions take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tutoring sessions for students in grades four through nine will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays, and sessions for kindergarten through third grade will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Students are served a nutritious snack each day.

Registration fees are $50 for the first student in each family, $25 for the second student and $15 for additional students.

The fee covers the first session of the program, which runs through December. A second session will get under way in the new year and run through May.

Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, according to Carolyn Hightower, special projects manager for Washington Street.

The number of students accepted will depend on the number of volunteers willing to assist with the program, she said.

Last year, about 75 students participated during the course of the school year.

For more information, or to volunteer, call Washington Street Community Center at 770-786-4002.

Crystal Tatum can be reached at crystal.tatum@newtoncitizen.com.