After losing its site then finding another, a popular summer enrichment program for kids is facing cuts because of low enrollment.
The Mini Enrichment Program offered programs for school-age children from 1985 to 2003 at Lincoln Elementary. This year, Lincoln Elementary is hosting a summer enrichment program sponsored by Glendale Community College. Director Evelyn Callister said she thought MEP's days were over.
Then she started getting calls for parents hoping to sign their kids up for MEP's programs, including cheerleading, math fun, art, and performance. Callister found another nearby school-Mountain View Elementary in Tujunga-to host the program. She said the fact that notices about the program went out late, and perhaps the change of location, may have caused enrollment in the program to go down significantly this year. Some classes even face cancellation.