Inspire Afterschool Initiative

InspireFullLogoABOUT: Inspire: A Shalom Afterschool Initiative, is a ministry of Shalom International Ministries that is a direct response to the needs of refugee and immigrant youth in the Clarkston community. Many refugee and immigrant youth in Clarkston have experienced little or interrupted formal education.  As English Language Learners, they face the challenge of adjusting to middle school while also navigating a new educational system, a new language, and a new cultural context.  As they transition to life in America, these students have the need for:

  • a safe, constructive place to spend their afternoons;
  • help in understanding the language and the academic content of their classes;
  • positive relationships across cultural and language groups;
  • confidence, a sense of self, and a sense of belonging.

CONTACT: Natalie Schmucker Email 

SCHEDULE: Monday – Thursday, 4:30-7:00pm