DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — One Dothan Elementary School officially opened its Bright Key Academic Dream Room.

On Thursday morning, Jerry Lee Faine Elementary opened its door to the Academic Dream Room, a place that can offer extra resources to children in need.

It is all a part of the Bright Key Program, a program that turns public schools into energized centers for services by adding programs focusing on the whole child, including his or her school, family, and community.

“Today is a monumental day,” Bright Key Resource Coordinator for Faine Elementary, Kezwann Edwards said. “Here in this room, we will have academic tutoring. We’ll have mentoring services, we will have resources available, clothes, shoes, and food bags just to bless these students with and have these things for them if they ever need them.”

Staff at Faine Elementary says they are still looking for volunteers from the community to commit to working with the same student each week on basic academic skills while building a supportive friendship with the students.

Tutoring from the Academic Dream Room is expected to start on Halloween.

Faine Elementary is one of Governor Kay Ivey’s turnaround initiative schools. A program designed to help low-performing schools and the surrounding communities