School Outreach


Hello my name is Kent Felts and I am the School Outreach Worker for Alexander Elementary School (K-6th). As an alumni of this district I am proud to now have the opportunity to give back in this new role. I am a graduate of Ohio University and am now employed by Athens County Children Services. Children Services has expanded its role in community outreach and prevention services while maintaining is primary mission of protecting children and strengthening families. I look forward to helping the children and families of the Alexander School District and enhancing the school experience.

Our Mission: School Outreach seeks to strengthen families and promote positive school relationships to enhance student school success. We do this by supporting students, families, and teachers, increasing access to community resources, skill building, crisis intervention, improving communications between school and community and providing opportunities for children.

Community Resources

Albany Baptist Church

Address: 5331 State Street Albany Ohio 45710

Basic Needs Ministry: This Ministry was developed to help meet the basic needs of the people in our community, including food, clothing and shelter. Staffed by volunteers, it is primarily devoted to assisting the needy with food and clothing on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, but help with rent or utility bills is given at other times. Those in need can leave a message at 740-698-3163. Each evening, volunteers return phone calls to verify needs and schedule appointments.

In August of each year, the Basic Needs Ministry also assists over 400 people with clothing in our yearly clothing giveaway.

Community Dinner: Every Wednesday night at 5 pm


Albany United Methodist Church

Address: 5174 West Clinton Street Albany Ohio 45710
Contact Person: Pastor Wait Goble 698-2341
Community Dinner: Served last Thursday of every month from
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Emergency food relief available on as needed basis             


Christ Community Wesleyan Church

Address: 6275 Kenney Memorial Lane Albany Ohio 45710
Contact: Marilyn Dodrill or Staff 698-2292
Community Dinner: Served on the third Thursday of the month
Emergency Financial Assistance when available


Alexander Lions Club

Meetings Held 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
Albany Grange Hall 1939 Mill St. Albany Ohio
President: Tim Mace 740-591-7360
Secretary: Randy Dillinger
Mission Statement: To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

History: Founded in 1917 by Melvin Jones and a nationwide group of business men that sought to be a national and global leader in community and humanitarian service. In 1925 the organization was challenged by Helen Keller to become "Knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness". From this time on the Lions Club has been dedicated to providing aid to the blind and visually impaired.

At Alexander Elementary: This organization has provided aid to children in our district in need of glasses or other vision related issues. 

Albany AmVets Post 93

Address: 1055 Setty Road Albany Ohio 45710
Phone: 740-698-7212

Thank you to the Regular Members, Auxiliary and Sons of the AmVets for your donation of holiday food boxes to families in our district.


Open House Back to School Event

This event was planned and organized with the support of the Alexander Elementary Climate Committee, PTO and School Outreach. Hosted during our yearly open house this event encourages families to meet staff, familiarize themselves with the facility and enjoy fun activities on campus. The School Outreach Program will provide school supplies for those families in need and sign children up for our shoes program. Please come out and enjoy the evening.   

Elementary Carnival 

Alexander Elementary School will be having a family carnival comming in 2015. This event will include informational sessions for parents, games and other fun activities. Food and drinks will be provided. Please plan to come and enjoy this school function. This event is being made possible by the Alexander Elementary PTO, School Outreach program and the wonderful staff.

Movie Night

Friday February 7th Alexander Elementary will be holding a family movie night at 5:30 pm. This event is sponsored by the PTO and will show Rio 2. This will be a free event with popcorn provided. Families are welcome to bring blankets and pillows for this drive in style showing.  


Peanut Butter and Jelly Summer Program

We will be expanding this long standing program to the Alexander district this year. This program allows families in need to show up at the designated distribution point and get one jar of peanut butter and jelly per child with bread to supplement their children's nutrition needs during the summer months. More information will become available for interested families toward the end of the school year. Those who are interested in donation to this program can contact the School Outreach worker at the elementary school or at Athens County Children Services 592-3061.

Clothing and Hygiene Bank

We have started collecting items through donation that will be used to assist children and families with basic needs issues as quickly as possible. These products also go toward informational sessions and demonstration with students on keeping good hygiene. If interested in donation please contact the School Outreach worker at the elementary school.

School Supplies

Children of the district who are in need of school supplies or other essentials will find assistance through this program. Athens County Children Services has provided supplies for grade levels up to sixth and supported teachers in the classroom with supplies such as tissues, markers and other basics.   

Fourth Grade Hygiene Educations
The Outreach program in collaboration with AmeriCorps/COMCorps will provide our fourth grade students with an introduction to basic hygiene. The topics covered will include general self maintanance, hand washing, dental care and physical changes during puberty. As a part of this presentation each child will receive a small gift bag of products to sample and explore their own personal hygiene.

Hygene bags

Blessings in a Backpack

This program is a nationwide initiative to provide children in need with easy to prepare, ready to eat foods over the weekend throughout the school year. Our local coordinator Kara Hanning has worked with School Outreach and other staff to provide this service to 100 children in the elementary school. If you would like to know more about this program or would like to donate to it please contact me at the elementary school office so arrangements can be made.              

2014-15 Elementary Food Drive (4292 items collected) 

Alexander PTO Shoes Program

This new program has been arranged with the support of Alexander PTO. A yearly shoe drive allows the district to provide new shoes to those children who are in need. Our most recent drive collected 100 pairs and allowed students to focus on their studies not their feet. If you would like to know more about this program or would like to donate to it please contact your Alexander PTO or Outreach worker through the elementary office.  

2014 Elementary Shoe Drive

A special thank you to the Albany Baptist Church, Athens Sons of the American Legion #21 and Alexander Presbyterian Church Children's Group for you contributions.  

Athens Rotary Club Thanksgiving Assistance

Provides food for Thanksgiving dinner to families in need throughout the district. School Outreach assists in selecting the families and delivering the boxes around the holidays.  

Athens County Children Services Santa Tree

Provides assistance to families during the holidays to assure that children in the county have gifts. The School Outreach team selects families each year to participate in the program and delivers the gifts during the holidays. Open enrollment is available at Athens County Children Services. Additional information is available by calling the agency at 740-592-3061. 

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