WAVE Organization Benefits Western Boone Students
Angie Moody, director of WAVE (We All Value Each Other), a new nonprofit organization based in Thorntown whose members hope to benefit Western Boone County Community School Corporation students, says the program is wonderful for the area.
“The program serves students from kindergarten through 12th grade, and focuses on providing after-school activities, educational support and healthy meals,” Moody says. “WAVE will help students bridge any gaps in their education, give them a place to participate in opportunities that might not be available to them elsewhere, and encourage students to success in all their individual efforts.”
Moody, who is also vice president of the WAVE board, notes that there are different ways people can get involved, and volunteers are needed.
“We will need volunteers to help with individual programs that we may be offering, so they can join us on days that WAVE will be open to students after school,” Moody says. “They can possibly help with meals. Donations and monetary support will be also be helpful as we develop and the program grows.”
WAVE, which also goes by “Catch the WAVE” on Facebook, is scheduled to start soon.
“We are looking forward to opening our doors this spring, hosting programs throughout the summer months, and then we will be ready to begin two days a week after school in August with the beginning of the school year,” Moody says.
The Western Boone Future Farmers of America chapter helped the orginization last December by sweeping, mopping and scrubbing floors. They also washed windows, moved supplies to the storage closet, picked up donations including tables and chairs, and carried large and small items up the stairs.
Moody can’t wait to get started and moving in the right direction.
“WAVE is here to make an impact in our students’ lives and our community,” Moody says.
WAVE is located at 101 West Main Street in Thorntown. For more information, contact Moody at firstname.lastname@example.org.