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Monday Profile: Former teacher creates after-school program at family business

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Harley Middleton grew up at Skate Odyssey in Starkville.

Her dad built the business “from the ground up” in 1988. After spending extensive time at this fun and entertaining location over the years, she has found her own way to utilize her family’s business.

Middleton created the Skate Odyssey after school program at the beginning of this year, caring for nearly 150 children, ages 5-12, every weekday. As children come to the skating rink after school, she said they love always having something fun to look forward to.

“They really love coming here,” Middleton said. “My staff and I teach them STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities, and we have guest speakers that come in, so they do things other than skate. We want them to be well-rounded human beings.”

Always having a passion for working with children, Middleton received a master’s of education from Mississippi State University….

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