In addition to providing the Wright Center to organizations like the Boy and Girl Scouts we support programs like:
“Parents of Children with Special Needs” that meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday.
GARP (Grandparents As Reading Partners) a unique program in partnership with ACS Elementary School brings together kids’ reading below grade level with mature adults who help with reading and creates a loving relationship with these kids who seem to need extra attention. GARP Kids are delivered by school bus to the Wright each Tuesday and Wednesday after school.
The 3rd Saturday evening of the month the Wright hosts an entertainment program that varies from a Frank Sinatra tribute singer to Blues to Blue Grass to 50’s Oldies band to a 40’s Big Band, Country and Folk Singers and more. These free programs that welcome your donations are intended to expose our community to a variety of music genres. Like many of the programs at the Wright snacks, cookies, pop, coffee and water are supplied by the “Friends of The Wright”.
Most months on a Sunday afternoon the Wright holds the “Speaker Series”. Many times the Speaker Series partners with the Newstead Historical Society. Programs include Franklin Roosevelt, The Men who created the Constitution, The Meyers Families mission to Africa, A travelogue of China, the Dust Bowl and Mary Jemison.
During the school summer break the Wright supports kids programs like the successful “Make a Movie”, Beginners Guitar and Ukulele lessons, musical theater and voice lessons.
Members of our community use the Wright to further their mission like “The Quilters” who make prayer quilts. The Soccer League uses the Wright for their Signup program. Lockport Model Airplane Club holds monthly meetings as does ANCC. The Celebration Committee and Chamber of Commerce have held their meetings in the Wright Conference Room. The Pet Food Pantry has their office within The Wright. The Rotary Club of Akron-Newstead uses one of our small rooms for storage.
We hold Yoga classes three days a week. We have held different exercise programs as the community needs them including a toddler, youth and senior program. We also feature education programs like conversational Spanish, nutrition, GED and Work Skills seminars.