A new before- and after-school program to serve area families has been launched on the campus of Cedar River Academy in Enumclaw.
Founder and director Megan Schrag said she has dreamed of opening such a center since first working with children while attending Western Washington University.
The product of her dreams is Enumclaw Adventures, 3333 Griffin Ave.
“I believe effective after-school programs provide such a fun, positive and constructive atmosphere for kids to flourish, and I think they are a fantastic opportunity for communities to come together,” she said.
Schrag brings extensive experience to her enterprise. After earning a bachelor of arts in human services from WWU, she worked as an intern for Rebound of Whatcom County as an advocate for teen and single moms. She also spent time with the Flying Colors Program where she tutored low-income and emotionally/behaviorally challenged children and the Ferndale Boys and Girls Club, where she implemented a conflict resolution program.
Schrag’s professional career also includes serving as supervisor at the Fairwood YMCA and director of Enumclaw’s Camp Commotion. She was a program coordinator of the Salvation Army After School Program and a program assistant for Willows Retirement. In addition to her professional work, she has volunteered for Project Homeless Connect, The Soup Kitchen, International Volunteer HQ in Kenya, and at the Enumclaw Senior Center.
The staff at Cedar River Academy see the value in having a care program on campus, according to Head of School Kristin McSwan.
“We are happy that our students that need before- and after-school care are in the hands of a trained and experienced professional,” McSwan said. “Megan is providing a valuable service to Enumclaw families.”
Enumclaw Adventures is designed to promote social, academic and cultural development through a variety of meaningful activities and positive experiences, along with a lot of fun. The center is designed for kids 5 to 12 years old.
Hours of operation are 7 to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
For rates, daily activities and more information, visit www.EnumclawAdventures.com. Schrag can be contacted at 1-702-723-6342 or firstname.lastname@example.org.