REFUGEE SERVICES: LSG Kick-Starts Two New Afterschool Programs in Clarkston

Thanks to a grant awarded by the 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Lutheran Services of Georgia has started two exciting afterschool programs at Indian Creek Elementary School in Clarkston and Clarkston High School.

The Afterschool Academic/Arts Program (ASAP) strives to improve academic achievement through a variety of fun, hands-on activities.  Enrichment activities will include homework help, reading and vocabulary development, journal writing, a book club, music and art classes, field trips, and other activities.

The program will run during the DeKalb County School System’s calendar year Mondays through Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Indian Creek Elementary School, and 3:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at Clarkston High School.  On Fridays, Indian Creek students will meet from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Clarkston High Schoolstudents will meet from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

For more information about participating in this program, please contact ASAP Site Coordinators Deborah Blythwood ( for Indian Creek Elementary School and Gail Harper ( for Clarkston High School.  If you are interested in volunteering as a tutor, please contact Melanie Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator for Refugee Services, at or 678-686-9619.