ELECT (East Lake Every Child Taught) exists to meet a significant unmet need in the East Lake community by providing after school academic tutoring to students in our neighborhood in grades K-5.
The two goals of this ministry are to see kids academically succeed, and to plant gospel truths in their heart. Monday through Thursday from 3-5, we pick up kids from Clifton Hills and East Lake Elementary and start off each day with announcements and devotions, then transition into homework, outside time and a healthy snack. In the summer we turn into a day camp that meets from 8:00 to 3:00 Monday through Friday.
ELECT has enjoyed a deep and meaningful partnership with the YMCA of Greater Chattanooga. The YMCA provides subsidized staffing, daily, healthy, meals for our students, and our LEXIA and REFLEX online learning programs and computer lab.
Every day, the most significant work we do is encouraging our students who live in a harsh world with loving, kind relationships and the life-giving truth of the gospel.