The LightHouse

The LightHouse after-school program has provided academics and enrichment opportunities to economically disadvantaged students for 30 years.

 

Our motto to each student served is, “Once a LightHouse Kid, Always a LightHouse Kid.”

Our Model

For the 2019-2020 school year, The LightHouse will operate its after-school program in six schools (Creswell Elementary, J.S. Clark and Westwood Elementary Schools; Broadmoor and Fair Park Middle Schools; and Booker T. Washington High School), in addition to our two community sites, the Downtown LightHouse and the Bossier City LightHouse.

Each day, students arrive directly from school and eat a meal provided by the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana before they complete their homework with assistance. They also participate in physical activities, have computer time, and enjoy an additional enrichment activity. These activities include library time, life skills training, STEM programs, cooking, yoga, ballet, drama, and more, many provided through partnerships with other community organizations.

There is no such thing as no homework! – Site Coordinator, the LightHouse. 

Outcomes

For 2018-19, the LightHouse after-school and summer program served over 700 students in Caddo and Bossier parishes. 

2.76

average GPA for LightHouse students.

99%

of LightHouse students stayed in school

100%

of seniors had a plan for college, work or the military after graduation

Funding Partners