After school programs serve children and youth of all ages, and encompass a broad range of focus areas including academic support, mentoring, youth development, arts, and sports and recreation.
The activities in which children and youth engage while outside of school hours are critical to their development. Current estimates suggest that nearly 10 million children and youth participate in afterschool programs annually,

High quality afterschool programs generate positive outcomes for youth including improved academic performance, classroom behavior, and health and nutrition.

After school activities
Afterschool activities can vary widely depending on factors including age, background, and the community of participating youth.
Different types of afterschool activities include:

Academics and Enrichment

These types of activities are intended to build on and enhance student learning outside of class time.

  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics
  • Chess Club
  • Games Club
  • Math Counts
  • Math Olympiad
  • Model United Nations
  • Origami Club
  • Student Leadership
  • Computer Club
  • Speech and Debate
  • Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • STEM clubs
  • Art club

Community Service Projects

Community service projects provide an enriching experience for youth that connect them to their community and instill feelings of empowerment.

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Kids Helping Kid/Community Outreach

Field Trips

Field Trips can include trips to museums, parks, zoos, aquariums, or any other local attraction that youth might find engaging and interesting.

Physical Activity

Afterschool programs can help youth make better nutritional decisions and promote physical activity while increasing self-confidence and emotional well-being.

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Wrestling
  • Swimming
  • Dance
  • Tennis
  • Cross Country

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