• 2000                        The Trinity 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                                                          Trinity 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.

 

  • 2005                       Staff members hired.   Two initial staff members are hired as program developers.

 

  • 2006                       Established as a faith based 501c3 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 kindergarten through 6th are registered for the program.  Average daily attendance is                                                  40 students. Frewsburg Central School system provides bussing for students bussing from TRZ to Robert H. Jackson Elementary School.

 

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

 

  • 2006                       Kidz Summer Day Camp begins.  The new program is staffed by excellent leaders 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 kindergarten through sixth grade are registered for the program, averaging 50 children per day.  After                                                         school program meets community need for child care.  Tutoring and homework assistance are provided:  High school tutoring, 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Mon. through Thurs.;                                                       Elementary tutoring, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Mon. through 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 TRZ Kidz Jumpstart 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, voluntarily, as executive director since opening                                                     TRZ’s doors in 2000.

 

  • 2015                       TRZ launches $75,000 capital campaign to upgrade 5 Frew Run Street facility for New York State Office of Children and Family Services School Age Child Care (SACC) licensing.

 

  • 2016                       Carol’s Closet 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 beginsTRZ Receives Accreditation as a New York State School Age Child Care (SACC) site at Gail N Chapman Elementary School,                                            Main Street, Randolph, New York in February, 2017.  With more than 50 children enrolled in the program, the afterschool 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                       TRZ Receives Accreditation as a New York State School Age Child Care (SACC) site at TRZ location at 5 Frew Run, Frewsburg.  This gold seal of approval assures our                                                               participants and families that we met 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.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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 & Afterschool UPK Program begins.  An innovative rural community provider, TRZ is thrilled to expand the Jumpstart Before School and Afterschool                                                                 Programs in the September of 2019 to include a Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) component for children attending the UPK Program at RHJ Elementary School in                                                                 Frewsburg.  The Frewsburg Central School District is pleased to be collaborating with TRZ to provide this much needed service in the rural Frewsburg community.

 

 

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