By Allana J. Barefield
Education is key for the next generation of leaders but sometimes it can be challenging so Concord Church is opening up their doors with a no-cost weekly after-school tutoring program.
Dr. Marlow Daniel McGuire Sr., associate pastor at Concord, talked to parents about options for area youth.
“It is more of a need now than it has ever been due to the impact of COVID-19,” the Pastor said. “We formed an education task force that are composed of principals, administrators, educators and we are working out a plan.”
Dr. McGuire said his two children, who are virtually learning, sometimes find the process difficult. He wants all students to be up to date with their curriculum and the church can help.
“Concord has for some time been very big about education in the community and being a strong supporter of education,” he said, adding that the program is open to all children who are learning online and in person from grades 1-12; social distancing will be in full effect; and, there will be a limit on the amount of students that can attend.
Dr. McGuire said he hopes to have the program fully operational by the end of October and needs the help from volunteers.
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