The Read to Lead Academy

The goal of the Read to Lead After School Academy is  to provide youth with a safe place after school where they can grow academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.

Our fall semester of the Read to Lead Academy begins September 5.

Hours: 3:00-6:30 p.m.

Grades: K- 8

Cost: $10 per week + $10 registration fee--Financial assistance is available with completed application and proof of benefits.

Closed HCDE holidays
Closed for HCDE weather closures and early dismissals

transportation provided from Calvin Donaldson for registered students only
transportation provided from home for registered students only

The After-School Academy provides:

  • Literacy & Math
  • Homework Help
  • Behavioral Intervention
  •  Monthly Learning Expeditions
  •  Science & Art Enrichment
  • Bible Study
  • A Meal

 To register your child print and fill out the forms below or pick up a copy at the Bethlehem Center. Turn in all forms to Rachel DeVore, our Education Director.

Registration Application          Scholarship Application

Bethlehem Jump STArt Camp


The Beth put a new spin on the summer Read to Lead Academy and called it Camp Jump STArt (science, technology, and art). For just $120 for 6 weeks children were able to experience Life-Science, Astronomy, and more through classroom projects and awesome learning expeditions.


Learning Expeditions Included:
Tellus Science Museum
TN Aquarium
Challenger Center
Creative Discovery Museum


We can't wait til next summer!