After-school program hosts drive-thru fifth grade graduation in New Braunfels

A student holds up a sign during the New Braunfels Christian Ministries Kids Club fifth grade graduation on May 13 in New Braunfels. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
A student holds up a sign during the New Braunfels Christian Ministries Kids Club fifth grade graduation on May 13 in New Braunfels. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

A student holds up a sign during the New Braunfels Christian Ministries Kids Club fifth grade graduation on May 13 in New Braunfels. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

New Braunfels Christian Ministries hosted a drive-thru fifth grade graduation ceremony for members of its Kids Club on Wednesday, May 13, at 169 S. Hickory Ave., New Braunfels.

Established in 2006, Kids Club serves elementary students and families by providing tutoring, after-school activities and meals for children in the program. In addition to running bus services from local schools to the main campus on Hickory Avenue, Kids Club also operates on-site programs at some New Braunfels ISD and Comal ISD campuses.



To celebrate completing fifth grade, students were honored with a drive-thru ceremony.



“This is a big milestone for these kids,” said Christian Ministries Executive Director Brett Mosher.



Students were congratulated by volunteers and teachers who had worked with them throughout their time in the program.



Though students graduate out of the program, many return as reading volunteers, tutors or teachers after their time at Kids Club.

“Many former Kids Club students come back as volunteers,” Mosher said. “Once a Kids Club kid, always a Kids Club kid.”



According to Mosher, students can be recommended for the program by teachers, principals or counselors and are able to attend free-of charge through donations to the ministry.



Each family was also offered groceries and pizzas that were donated by Cicis Pizza.
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.