Harlem Church Hosts After School ‘Party’
By Jamal Jordan
Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church in Harlem
NEW YORK--Harlem’s Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church is throwing a big bash for its youngsters.
Madeleine Evelyn, a spokesperson for MCUMC, said that every Wednesday, the church will be presenting “The After Party,” an after school program.
The program takes place pm Wednesdays between 3:30 and 5 p.m. at the church, which is located at 1975 Madison Avenue, at 126th Street.
According to Rev. Dr. Richard N. Hayes, the church’s pastor, the after party is a “non-traditional, post-school day transitional program targeted at elementary level students.”
“The After Party” is an alternative to typical after-school tutorial programs and extracurricular activities offered by schools.
He went on to say that the mission of the program “is one of ethical and spiritual formation,” he said, adding:
“As minors and dependents, children ages five to eleven may not get to be heard as often as he and she would like. Our vision is to save the youngest of our generation by reminding him and her of the value of their own voice.
“Metropolitan’s ‘After Party’ is about giving all of Harlem’s children an outlet outside of school and home, where the student can be comfortable enough to articulate their feelings, thoughts and dreams.
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