SUMMER PROGRAMMING AT SAFY
SAFY Youth Drop-in Center has partnered with a variety of community stakeholders to provide summer programming for youth. These activities include gardening at our LACNIP community salsa garden and the Lima Children’s garden, attending lunch at Liberty Elementary 4 days per week, learning cooking skills with our friends at the OSU SNAP program, drug use prevention with Partnership for Violence Free Families, and daily activities designed to celebrate summer and keep youth’s learning skills sharp.
SUMMER PROGRAMMING AT UMADAOP
Lima UMADAOP’s Summer Enrichment Program offers youth ages 6 to 15 an opportunity to experience educational as well as recreational activities. The Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Summer Enrichment program engages youth in STEM education both formal and informal. Youth participate in the Garden Project to promote healthy living and clean eating. Youth also get to enjoy other alternative activities such as boxing, swimming, visiting the local museum, movies, and field trips to Zoombezi Bay Waterpark.
MEET KAY MATHIAS
Kay Mathias has been working for SAFY Behavioral Health in Lima for one year and is a School Navigator, Pax Partner, and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant. Kay is a Licensed School Counselor with a credential in Early Childhood Mental Health. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism from Bowling Green State University and Master’s Degree in School Counseling from the University of Toledo. As a school navigator, Kay provides short-term individual counseling for students pre-K through high school age. As a Pax Partner, Kay is instrumental in coaching teachers and students in the Pax Good Behavior Game. In addition, she will be working with local preschools to introduce them to elements of Pax and provide early childhood consultation. “I like to help people discover their strengths and then advocate for individuals to build on those strengths to succeed in life.” Outside of work, Kay enjoys spending time with family, writing, photography and spending time outdoors.