An after school program in Nevada gets a donation that could improve what they do to help the kids they work with.
STOMP now has a new TV and donated items like this one really help this organization thrive.
“It’s really heart warming to help out anyone in the community here in Nevada. We’ve done a lot of donations for individuals and groups and stuff. I really enjoy being able to help anybody,” says Pam Bozworth, manager, Nevada National TV.
National TV in Nevada did that Tuesday by donating a new 43 inch LG TV to the STOMP Program.
“STOMP stands for ‘students that open minds to possibilities’ and it is an after school program in partnership with the Nevada Housing Authority,” says Julie Tietz, STOMP Coordinator.
The program lets kids on one of the low income properties in town participate in activities, learn, and build relationships with others. This TV will help the kids during educational presentations and allow for a better view of what’s happening.
“In the past when we’ve been talking about a culture or we want to show them a Powerpoint slide, maybe with some wonderful pictures we’ve been limited to just a laptop that a student will bring. And it’s not a very big screen when you have fifteen or twenty kids,” says Julie Tietz.
Donations from local organizations and businesses like this one on Tuesday help the program provide the fun and learning to the children.
“We have had some wonderful support from the Elks Lodge and they have provided for a lot of our supplies recently,” says Tietz.
And that makes a big impact.
“Absolutely, we wouldn’t be able to do nearly as many things if we didn’t have those donations absolutely,” says Tietz.
The STOMP program has been helping kids for the last eleven years. Another one of the local organizations that has helped the program is Cottey College. Students have the opportunity to earn credit by helping those kids after school.