Citizens with skills wanted to share in after-school program

Samuel Becerra demonstrates how to make a traditional clay flute during a 21st Century program in Sunnyside last year. A new 21st Century after-school program starting up at Grandview’s Compass High School soon is looking for community members to share skills and talents with local children.

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Samuel Becerra demonstrates how to make a traditional clay flute during a 21st Century program in Sunnyside last year. A new 21st Century after-school program starting up at Grandview’s Compass High School soon is looking for community members to share skills and talents with local children.



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Students participate in a 21st Century program in Sunnyside last summer. Community members with talents or skills to share, from art to welding, gardening to web developing, are wanted to teach students at a new 21st Century after-school program in Grandview.

— A new 21st Century after-school program at Compass High School is looking for community members who want to share a skill set or talent with local children.

“I am open to any kind of skill that someone would like to pass on to the next generation,” Coordinator Kyle Gillis said.

“Leatherworkers, beaders, jewelry makers, seamstresses, tattoo artists, painters, cartoonists, pottery, candle making, welders, word workers, window tinters, web developers, cooks, bakers, musicians, dancers... anything.”

Gillis said he hopes people can offer time a couple of days a week over multiple weeks, and he will work with them on scheduling classes. Teachers will receive a stipend.

“The idea is to offer the kids an array of interesting activities that they can participate in,” he said.

He hopes to have a schedule of different activities set up to allow children to choose what they would like to learn. The classes will be after school on Monday through Thursday, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

To sign up to share a skill or talent, contact Kyle Gillis at kgillis@gsd200.org or call 509-859-6986.



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