After School Mentoring
Rooted serves children, grades 4-5, in the Conestoga Valley School District referred by a school counselor and approved by their parent/guardian. Each student is paired, one-on-one, with a mentor from September through May. Rooted offers a fun, reliable, encouraging, healthy, and safe environment for students.
Rooted meets every Tuesday at CVCCS and includes:
- A healthy snack.
- An opportunity for each student to unwind from their day by talking to their mentor.
- Fun games.
- Bible study.
- Group activities that foster teamwork.
Additionally, a family dinner is held 2 times during the year as a way for the families to get to know our mentors and staff.
CVCCS provides students in the Conestoga Valley School District referred by the school, with bundles of food to take home for the weekends.
The food bundles are prepared by our volunteers and include:
- 2 Breakfasts
- 2 Lunches
- 2 Dinners
- Snacks and drinks
Many of the children served via Weekend Blessings face food insecurity at home and often do not have an adult available to prepare meals for them. The food packed in the bundles are quick, individually sized items that can be easily prepared.
Summer Lunch Club
Every June through August, the CVCCS Summer Lunch Club serves lunches several days a week at various locations in the CV School District and Lancaster County deemed to have a high concentration of low-income housing.
Targeting food insecurity, the meals are free and open to all children 18 and under (no sign up needed!). Around 3,000 meals are served each summer.
Backpacks & School Supplies
Before the start of each school year, we distribute backpacks and school supplies for families in need in the Conestoga Valley School District. Each year we give on average over 100 backpacks filled with school supplies. We partner with CV school administration to make sure kids have everything they need to be successful.
Backpack and school supply donations can be brought to our facility Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30am-3:30pm (please do not leave items on our dock or outside the facility).
Additionally, with every backpack given, we encourage kids to make a difference in the CV community through our “Back Pack Give Back” initiative: