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After-School Program

Spring Forward Learning Center (SFLC) will serve over 500 students at four elementary schools and two junior high programs during the 2016-17 academic school year. Our purpose is to provide children with a safe, positive learning environment where they receive literacy instruction, homework help, and nourishment (snack and evening meal). SFLC sites include Frances Willard, Rock Island Academy, Thomas Jefferson and Center for Math and Science Elementary Schools and Edison and Washington Junior Highs.

Our programs continue to evolve thanks to the support of our community, which includes Rock Island-Milan District’s staff, our Board and dozens of community partners.
To ensure that we are reaching the students who are most in need, SFLC Staff works with teachers to identify students who best benefit from additional academic instruction. Once enrolled, staff customize a learning plan to meet individuals’ learning needs. In alignment with school district and community goals, Spring Forward targets enrollment for first through third grades with the objective of having all students read by third grade.

2017 After School Program Schedule, Staff and Volunteers:

Frances Willard Elementary

Monday-Thursday: 3:00-5:30pm

SFLC Staff

  • Robbie McIntyre
  • Selena Wellington
  • Rhonda Eagle
  • Danielle Kilberry
  • Gabby Pepping


  • Ian Scott
  • Melissa Messerschmidt
  • Tiffani Wallarab

Rock Island Academy

Monday, Tuesday: 3:00-5:30pm Wednesday: 2:10-5:30pm

SFLC Staff

  • Amber Grant
  • Nikki Munson
  • Jennifer Ross


  • Ashley Boyer
  • Eboni Wilmington


RI Center for Math & Science

Monday-Tuesday: 3:00pm-5:30pm

SFLC Staff

  • Selena Wellington
  • Gabby Pepping


  • Julie Hansen
  • Ashley Almquist

Thomas Jefferson Elementary

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 3:00pm-5:30pm

SFLC Staff

  • Sirina Barnett


  • Christine MacDonald
  • Linda Tobin