Phelps Helps sessions were launched this week. Students were excited to see our newly renovated space, designed to accommodate our growing participation numbers. These renovations were possible with the support of the MRC Memphrèmagog through their Fonds de développement des territoires fund, and in partnership with RONA A.Fluet & Fils. Our building owner, Gabriel Safdie, gratefully permitted us to make changes to the space to meet our growing needs and better serve the community.
The renovations included the expansion into a back room that can be opened with french doors, providing a private area for meetings. Our once open-ceiling concept in the main tutoring area is now partially covered to provide additional floor space upstairs. A final exciting renovation that took place over the summer was our kitchen.
Phelps has always used its kitchen space regularly to prepare healthy snacks for the sessions, bake during mentoring activities and teach children during our summer camp how to prepare their own meals. Collective Kitchen also borrows this space every other Friday to host their four-hour cooking sessions focused on cost-effective food preparation. These renovations have greatly added to our cupboard and countertop space, increasing the functionality of our busy kitchen.
Parents and community members are invited to stop by, check out our renovated space and talk to our staff and volunteers on October 3rd, between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., for our open house.