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Continued from page 1... combined effort with the Youth more was needed for our students Center for after-school activities. to get a fair chance in making it to Now ten years later we are under graduation along with their peers. the Youth Services umbrella. The program is well established in By the time the grant ended the community and also serves the program had grown into an Chehalis Tribal Members within a education program that offered 75 mile radius. There are three staff after-school homework assistance, members in the local school districts attendance tracking and in-school and one staff member who provides education assistance. It had services to the students in outer established itself in the Rochester districts. In total, the program is and Oakville School Districts. It serving over 150 students! We strive was running different activities to help our students in whatever during the summer program. It their needs are, from reading, math had also solidifed a few events a year. It was rolled over into tribal tutoring, or to being prepared for funding for our youth and was given their next level of life. its own budget. This was the actual beginning of the Chehalis Tribal We are here for all our parents with K-12 Program. Children at the after school program are assisted by staff on their whatever your needs are with your homework assignments to achieve their academic goals. student. If we do not have an ability The program focused on providing program through trial and error. was implemented until we saw to help you with your problem we services to the Chehalis students and There were some ideas that did not success in our students. Then came will work in unison with any of our youth we have on the reservation. completely work out, but if it was the move to the new Community Tribal Programs and will fnd you It started to becoming a successful deemed unsuccessful, another idea Center, and we started more of a the help you need. Improvements Continue to Enhance the Chehalis Tribal Community AUXILIARY BUILDING WOODSHOP Auxiliary Building The Community Center Auxiliary Building Project is Complete. Some of you may have noticed a new building going up behind the Come Out and See the New Woodshop!! Community Center and wondered what it was for. Well, it is an auxiliary building for the Community Center, and it is now complete and ready to use. There will be a short tour of the facility for anyone interested in The auxiliary building was built by Schwiesow Construction, Inc. out of seeing the new space prior to coordinating for move-in and use. Centralia. The building is 2,160 square feet, with 1,200 square feet to be used Planning for the move is now underway. All users at the existing as a woodshop. Tribal Center wood shop location are asked to remove their personal items as soon as possible. The woodshop area will give our carvers and woodworkers more room to create beautiful carvings, and a more comfortable building to work in. The Tour is Thursday, March 27 AT 3:00 PM. remaining 960 square feet will be used by the Facilities Department to store lawn and grounds maintenance equipment used to maintain the area around the REMOVAL OF PERSONAL ITEMS FROM EXISTING WOOD Community Center. SHOP MUST BE COMPLETED BY APRIL 30. It is good to see new additions like the auxiliary building popping up on the Contact Dave Hinkson at 360-709-1822 with any questions. Chehalis Reservation! Thank you for your support!    Page 3
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