Holmes Elementary

Ashley Cochran
Site Coordinator


125 Holmes Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

This is Ashley’s first year as a Site Coordinator with EMU Bright Futures. This is her third year as a Site Coordinator for a 21st Century Community Learning Center. She is looking forward to connecting with the students and families in the Ypsilanti community. Ashley graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and from the University of Michigan- Dearborn with a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. After graduating from Grand Valley, Ashley spent one year as a Behavior Technician working with young children with autism. Prior to joining the EMU Bright Futures team, she spent two years as a Site Coordinator with ACCESS at Earhart Elementary in Southwest Detroit. Ashley is commited to creating a safe and fun environment with the Bright Futures students at Holmes Elementary and instill the values of kindness, respect, and honesty. IN her free time, Ashley enjoys shopping, eating, and spending time with family.

Program Description

Bright Futures at Holmes Elementary is a safe, academic-based, trauma-informed after school program serving 2nd-5th grade students. Bright Futures offers homework help, recreational time, club time, and academic enrichment activities. In Bright Futures, we want student involvement in the program to lead to successful engagement during the school day. We teach our students to prioritize homework. We provide homework support daily during ÔÇťAcademic Time” when students complete homework or work to enhance basic math and language arts skills. 

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. Clubs change four times a year and are based on student interests. All of our club activities are designed to support students with developing social-emotional skills, teamwork skills, and help students build strong interpersonal skills, while also embedding academic skills.

Bright Futures at Holmes Elementary runs Monday through Thursday from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm during the school year. Our 6-week summer program runs Monday through Thursday during June and July.