Programs gearing up for new year at Ferry Street Center

Published 12:25 pm Friday, December 30, 2005

By By ERIN VER BERKMOES / Niles Daily Star
NILES - Once the new year begins, things will get rocking and rolling at the Ferry Street School Community Resource Center, located at 620 Ferry St., in Niles.
For the resource center, the week begins Mondays at 10:30 a.m., when they offer a computer training class for those who are looking to learn how to use a computer or need to freshen up their skills.
Just after the computer class ends on Monday, there will be blood pressure screening from noon to 1 p.m.
In the afternoons, the center will be filled with the sounds of music as the girls' and boys' dance groups practice.
The week continues on for Busby and the center's volunteers as the boys' right of passage group, for boys between the ages of 10 and 20, meets. The group, which will meet on Tuesday evenings, has been named “Young Lions,” and is a way for boys in the neighborhood to get some guidance.
The girls aren't left out in the right of passage group. A separate group for the girls, called “Daughters of Imani,” will meet on Wednesday evenings.
An important program which Busby is glad to be offering neighborhood residents is the literacy program, taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Thursdays, the center will be filled with creative minds as members of the Niles Art Association will be coming into the center and teaching art classes.
The week isn't over as the Teeny Boppers program, designed as a supplemental tutoring/reading session for 4 and 5-year-olds, will meet on Fridays.
For more information on the programs being offered at the Ferry Street School Resource Center contact Lisa Busby at 687-9860.