|BankNewport Vice President/Middletown Branch Sales
Manager, Linda Buchanan (standing left) recently joined
Newport/Fall River Star Kids Scholarship Program
representatives, Karen Flanagan, program director
(standing center) and Cindy Babka, board member
and mentor (seated), for a visit with youth participating
in an academic after-school activity held at All Saints
Academy in Middletown. BankNewport extended $10,000
in grants over the past two years in support of academic
and enrichment programming for Star Kids.
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (August 17, 2017) – BankNewport Vice President/Middletown Branch Sales Manager, Linda Buchanan recently joined Newport/Fall River Star Kids Scholarship Program representatives, Karen Flanagan, program director and Cindy Babka, board member and mentor, for a visit with youth participating in an academic after-school activity held at All Saints Academy in Middletown. BankNewport extended $10,000 in grants over the past two years in support of academic and enrichment programming for Star Kids.
After-school, tutoring, mentoring and summer camp programs are important aspects of the Star Kids Scholarship Program. Offerings are designed to ensure that children feel connected to the school community, and have enriching outlets to become confident, well-rounded students who are exposed to new experiences. After-school activities for Star Kids include musical instruction and recitals, plays, sewing, reading and writing workshops, ski and snowboard lessons and local team sports. One-on-one academic tutoring is offered to meet the individual needs of each child. Tutoring helps students improve academic and behavior outcomes, decreases anxiety, increases school attendance and aspirations for higher education and a career.
About Star Kids Scholarship Program
Infectious disease and AIDS specialist Timothy Flanigan, MD founded Star Kids Scholarship Program in 2000. The program mission is to provide educational opportunities in the form of tuition aid to effective non-public schools, uniforms, after-school and summer programs, tutoring and mentoring to children eligible for the program, with the goal for each child to graduate from high school. Star Kids are typically enrolled in the program between kindergarten and grade four, and the program currently serves 119 children from Newport County and Fall River.
Founded in 1819 and headquartered in Newport, BankNewport offers a full suite of loan and deposit products and services for families and businesses throughout Rhode Island. In addition, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc., a subsidiary of BankNewport, offers a broad range of property casualty insurance products and a full array of financial services. With 16 banking offices and $1.4 billion in assets, BankNewport is one of the oldest community banks in the United States and, as a mutual organization, is committed to the financial success of its customers, employees and communities.