The TCLC enhances students’ education and provides homework help. It gives youth the opportunity to connect with community organizations and individuals who visit and share about a variety of topics. At TCLC, students can complete their homework, get help with a tough subject, attend group meetings like Scouts, play games, make friends, learn new skills, and visit local points of interest.


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The TigerHawk Connections Learning Center includes before and after school programming as well as a summer camp. We focus on math and literacy in a fun environment, which allows movement and physical literacy as a part of learning. The TCLC works to engage community, parents, teachers, organizations, and students to provide far-reaching support for learning. TCLC before- and after- school programs are offered at the West Union Elementary. This opportunity is made available through a partnership between Helping Services for Northeast Iowa, North Fayette Valley Schools, and the North Fayette Valley Community Coalition. 
Families are busy: Scout meetings, doctor appointments, ball practices, church classes, homework… With many parents working, it is hard to guess how we fit all of it into our day.   Schools and community organizations want to provide a quality education and supportive environment for students and families. Students want to learn and try new things. But with busy schedules and deadlines it is often difficult to align these goals. This is where the TCLC will help.
There is no cost to the program, and every K–4th West Union elementary student is eligible, no matter what their income or family status.

Funding for this program is provided in part by a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant from the Department of Education.

This program will only succeed with volunteer help and community buy-in. Are you willing to share your hobby, help a youth with homework, or lead an activity? Use the form below to share you activity or show your interest in volunteering.

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    • Can a child in the Head Start program and is 4 yrs old take part in this program? She is the only child that stays later with Head Start and gets to be a long day in there! Doing crafts and seeing other children would be helpful and they are very strict on times! Cannot be late to drop off and cannot pick up early! She is 4 yrs old and would enjoy this much more! I hope you will consider it!

      lori cannon
      September 15, 2015, @ 2:35 pm Reply
      • Thank you for your question. We agree that all children, regardless of age, would benefit from an after school program. However, the TigerHawk Connections Learning Center is funded by the Department of Education and is earmarked for youth in at least Kindergarten. Please know that we look forward to serving your daughter next year. —Stacie, TCLC Project Director

        September 15, 2015, @ 8:46 pm Reply

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