After School Tutoring has worked successfully for over 20 years mentoring second and third grade students from Curtis Elementary School who have been identified as needing extra help.

Students arrive at the church after school on Tuesday and Thursday from mid-October through mid-May. The program includes activities to build self-esteem, teach positive Christian values, and improve basic math and reading skills. Tutors work one-on-one with their student on homework, math and reading skills. Depending on the weather, students practice soccer, view a movie or do a craft.

Currently not meeting since Covid.

Backpack Buddies. There is a very high percentage of children in Chesterfield County who go without food on the weekends when school is not in session. These children all quality for free and reduced breakfasts and lunches while they attend school, but when the weekend comes, they go hungry. For a number of years, CPC has been providing backpacks full of food for a weekend for the school-selected children from Marguerite Christian Elementary School.

It takes committed people to make this program work! Shoppers and packers are needed throughout the school year to ensure these students don’t go hunger over the weekend.