New Odyssey kitchen

Odyssey’s kitchen received a complete remodel along with new chairs, tables, and large appliances.

The Odyssey Afterschool Enrichment Program is looking forward to a bright school year after a complete remodel of its building, thousands of dollars in new equipment, and a new executive director.

The interior of the Odyssey main building went through a complete remodel over the summer and received several new additions to the integrity and appearance of it.

The Save the Children foundation also provided Odyssey with grants toward purchasing numerous items such as a vast array of cooking equipment and appliances for its newly remodeled kitchen, tables, chairs, reading tablets, and desktop computers inside its computer lab.

The program also hired Tiffany Collie as its new Executive Director.

Collie is a graduate of Texas State University with a degree in Family and Child Development. She has 14 years of experience working with non-profits and has worked with numerous children that have been victims of abuse, along with at-risk child populations.

She began her career at an Emergency Children’s Shelter in Gonzales, TX, where she later became a supervisor. She continued her career working with several Children’s Advocacy Centers that worked closely with Children of Abuse in Central Texas. She later relocated to the Coastal Bend and began providing education to children on drug prevention and making healthy choices. She has since been in Rockport for seven years and is excited to join the Odyssey program.

The Odyssey program is available for all students in Aransas County ranging from grades Pre-K through 5th grade.

For more information about the program, check out its newly remodeled building in person at 21 Griffith Dr., visit them online at odysseyafterschool.org, or call 729-0373.

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