Par­ents get good look at new Phelps Helps lo­cale

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

Phelps Aide Phelps Helps held its Open House, last Thurs­day, at their new lo­ca­tion at the cor­ner of Duf­ferin and Notre-Dame streets in the build­ing for­merly known as the ‘cor­ner gallery’. “Par­ents and even grand­par­ents, some com­mu­nity mem­bers and some stu­dents came by to see the new space and ask ques­tions about the pro­gram,” said Clea Cor­man, Op­er­a­tions Man­ager. The vis­i­tors could also find out about the other pro­grams of­fered by Phelps Helps, be­sides their high school tu­tor­ing pro­gram, such as the El­e­men­tary Home­work Pro­gram, the El­e­men­tary Ed­u­ca­tional Pro­gram, the Sum­mer Pro­gram and the Men­tor­ing Pro­gram. Those who couldn’t make it to the open house can find out about these en­rich­ing and free pro­grams on the Ph­leps Helps web­site.

“Gabriel and I are very happy to be able to give the Phelps Helps pro­gram a free and beau­ti­ful lo­ca­tion. We be­lieve that ed­u­ca­tion is the key to the fu­ture of our youth in Stanstead. In the fu­ture we can imag­ine a tech­ni­cal school where the young peo­ple can learn tech­ni­cal skills and not have to leave town,” com­mented Eva Juul, the owner of the build­ing along with Gabriel Safdie. The cou­ple has promised five years of free rent to the pro­gram.

Dur­ing the Open House, the stu­dents in the pro­gram got a re­prieve from their stud­ies to carry out a team chal­lenge. Donuts, snacks and re­fresh­ments were served to ev­ery­one from the build­ing’s spa­cious kitchen.

Stu­dents and tu­tors en­joy­ing the new Phelps Aide Phelps Helps lo­cale last Thurs­day dur­ing the Open House.

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