About Our Program
The Tradition of Fairmont City has been to look to the future for the benefit of our children and those who are yet to come.
With the closing of the only school in the area, also the social and spiritual center for the community, two hundred or so Fairmont City children have been put at risk of falling into the realms of the under-educated, under-served, and eventually, the realm of the chronically unemployed. Attending school outside of our community, children do not have access to transportation that would enabe them to participate in an after-school program. Where will they go to learn about their culture and community, or to develop the skills and values necessary to become productive adults and responsible citizens?
Fairmont is a town of pride - where families join together for the school picnic, Fireman's Easter Egg Hunt, and Labor Day Parade. With a little work, we can preserve this kind of unity.
Many teachers have started volunteering to tutor at the Library. But the real plan to initiate change for the young people of Fairmont City is to build. Please contact us for the current details on our building development.
The future Fairmont City CAC facility will offer classrooms/small meeting rooms, a gymnasium or multipurpose room and sports center, and a kitchen with a snack area.
The CAC will offer after-school services and activities to all children ages eight to eighteen. As we grow and resoures permit, each child will be offered a healthy snack, fine arts classes, recreation, medical care, and life enhancement (mentoring, Bible study, etc.) We would like to provide computers and Internet access for doing homework, since many of our families do not have a computer at home.
Our most immediate challenge is to help our children with developing reading skills and academic confidence, showing them the immense impace reading will have on their future success. We recognize that Spanish is spoken in many homes and due to this language barrier, many parents are not equipped to help their children with homework. We are working with the school district to restructure our tutoring efforts to be the most effective for each individual child and to help those at risk for dropping out to make personal commitments to earning their high school diploma.
Fairmont Christian Activity Center is dedicated to providing a safe, fun environment where children can seek help and God's direction for a bright future. Through God's Word, we will work to establish solid family values, positive self-worth, and respect for the individual. We encourage dedication to the completion of high school and strive to develop a strong work ethic with programming focused on:
- Social Skills
- Personal Health
Pat Tenllado MarshDirector
Cookie Carril GarciaTreasurer
Mary Ann AlemanCoordinator, Tutoring
Thanks to Meadow Heights Baptist, Pleasant Ridge Baptist, Kids for Christ, Maryville Baptist, and St. Stephens for their donations of healthy food and crafts for our wonderful children
All children from ages 6 through 12 are welcome
Our first FREE Soccer Camp at 2733 N. 44th Street, Fairmont