•  2000:   The Relief Zone opens its doors. Originating as a grass roots volunteer effort in the year, 2000, and located in the heart of the Town of Carroll at 5 Frew Run, The Relief Zone is a safe convenient resource for rural youth and their families. Programs including STOP: Saturday Teen Outreach program are established.

 

•  2003:   Young Minds Tutoring Program is established.

 

•  2005:   Applied for and received a $50,000 Federal Compassion Capital Grant to formerly establish The Relief Zone Community Youth Center as a faith based 501c3 not for profit corporation.

 

•  2006:   Established as a faith based 501c3 not for profit incorporation. Board of directors, executive director, and program developers initiate new secular programs to meet needs of area families. It is the mission of The Relief Zone, Inc. to equip, unify and serve the school, church, and family. Primary objective is to provide practical, everyday assistance to families, youth and teens.

 

•  2006:   TRZ Kidz Jump Start Before School Program begins. 82 school age children in grades k-6 are registered for the program. Average daily attendance is 40 students. Frewsburg Central School system provides bussing for students from TRZ to Robert H. Jackson Elementary School.

 

•  2006:   Established No School Dayz, Half Dayz, and SNAP (Special Needs Adult Program) Program.

 

•  2006:   Kidz Summer Day Camp begins. A very successful program with more than 80 participants registered, the new program is staffed by excellent staff and exemplifies STEM Knowledge—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, allowing kids to work closely together in a hands-on way to solve real-world problems. STEM activities at TRZ bring tremendous benefits to all students, creating an inclusive and effective, fun-filled educational opportunity for summer participants. The program offers a variety of amazing summer camp activities including field trips, swimming, and much more.

 

•  2008:   TRZ Endowment Fund is established through the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. The purpose of this endowment fund is to support the charitable efforts of The Relief Zone and its impact on the Town of Carroll’s youth and families now and into the future.

 

•  2011:   TRZ Kidz After School Program begins. 118 school age children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade are registered for program, averaging 50 children per day. After school program meets community need. Tutoring and homework assistance are provided: High school tutoring, 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Mon. to Thurs.; Elementary tutoring, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Mon. to Thurs.

 

•  2013:   The Relief Zone initiates SAT Prep Class in Spring of 2013.

 

•  2014:   Summer Tutoring component of TRZ Kidz Summer Program begins. This is an effort to help students retain skills over the summer months. 53 students in grades K-12 benefit from TRZ Tutoring Program.

 

•  2015:   TRZ Children’s Program including Kidz Jump Start Before School Program, TRZ Kidz After School Program, Half Dayz, and elementary tutoring relocate to Robert H. Jackson Elementary School. TRZ obtains New York State Office of Children and Family Services School Age Child Care (SACC) licensing at Robert H. Jackson Elementary School site.

 

•  2015:   Visionary founder and executive director, Roxanne Miller, announces retirement as executive director. Roxanne served as executive director since opening TRZ’s doors in 2000.

 

•  2015:   TRZ launches $75,000 capital campaign to upgrade facility for New York State Office of Children and Family Services School Age Child Care (SACC) licensing.

 

•  2016:   Carol’s Closet Thrift Store opens in Frewsburg to benefit The Relief Zone, Inc, located on Main Street. Named after Roxanne Miller’s mom, Roxanne is named manager of Carol’s Closet.

 

•  2016:   New Executive Director Named. Lisa Lyon is named Executive Director of The Relief Zone.

 

•  2017:   Carol’s Closet closes.

 

•  2017:   TRZ Cardinal Care After School Program begins. TRZ obtains New York State Office of Children and Family Services School Age Child Care (SACC) licensing at Gail N. Chapman Elementary School, Main Street, Randolph, New York to provide after school care for children in grades K-6. With more than 70 children enrolled in the program, the after school time fills a gap in services in the Randolph community. TRZ shares resources and works collaboratively with excellent school leadership at Randolph to build a strong network with the school, children, and their families.

 

•  2018:   No School Dayz Program resumes. No School Dayz Program held at The Relief Zone, located at 5 Frew Run, Frewsburg, New York, offers children a safe place, inspires them to learn, and gives working parent peace of mind. Skilled and trained instructors help young children learn, grow, and reach their full potential by offering new learning opportunities when school is not in session. Program provides nutritional snacks, STEM activities, lesson plans and scheduled activities that engage children and help kids reach their full potential.

 

•  2018:   TRZ Receives Accreditation as a New York State School Age Child Care (SACC) site at TRZ location at 5 Frew Run. This gold seal of approval assures our participants and families that we meet or exceeded the New York Standards of strict compliance. After a demanding three-year process, leadership is excited and proud to be endorsed by New York State.

 

•  2019:   Cardinal Care Afterschool UPK Program begins. An innovative rural community provider, TRZ is thrilled to expand Cardinal Care Afterschool Program in the Spring of 2019 to include a Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) component for children attending the UPK Program at Gail N. Chapman Elementary School. The Gail N. Chapman Elementary School administration leadership has expressed their appreciation in collaborating with TRZ and is eager to launch this much needed service in the rural Randolph community.

 

•  2019:   TRZ Jumpstart Before School and After School UPK Program begins. An innovative rural community provider, TRZ is excited to expand before and after school programming in September 2019 to include a UPK component for children attending the UPK program at RHJ Elementary School..

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