Andrea graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Social Work and the University of Michigan with a Master of Social Work. She is originally from Saginaw, MI and has fallen in love with the Ypsilanti community after working for the Family Empowerment Program at Hamilton Crossing. She has experience working with youth placed at risk, who have experienced trauma, and who are transient. She has enjoyed her time spent with youth and families in out-of-school settings such as Girl Scouts, Parkridge community center, and a variety of mentoring programs. Youth have taught her how to be patient, to forgive others, laughter is healing, and that her mistakes do not define her. She is passionate about reading, writing, eating, baking, inspirational quotes, dancing, and singing.
The Holmes Elementary School Bright Futures program is a safe, creative, and engaging after school program that serves second, third, fourth, and fifth grade students. Bright Futures offers homework help, recreational club time, and academic enrichment activities, tailored to meet the specific needs of its participants and community.
In Bright Futures we know how important academic achievement is and we teach our students to prioritize homework, for which we provide support daily. But we also encourage our kids to explore their interests by joining clubs.
At Holmes we offer a wide variety of activities and clubs designed to encourage students to try new things and gain experience in a safe and fun environment. Our clubs are focused on health and wellness, STEM, Leadership, and the Arts. We encourage respect and responsibility within our community while growing together through emotional, academic, and social development. Bright Futures also understands the significance of involving families and school staff in our program, which is why we host family events every few months to celebrate and enjoy the community that we have built together.
Bright Futures at Holmes runs Monday through Thursday from 2:20 p.m. to 5:05 p.m. during the school year, with additional sessions during our balanced calendar breaks. Our 4-week summer program runs Monday through Thursday during July.