Overview

The Children’s Aid Society believes that learning and enrichment don’t stop at 3 p.m.

That’s why the after-school, weekend and holiday programs at our community centers and community schools are an integral part of our holistic approach to children’s developmental needs.

Our programs cover a wide variety of disciplines and interests, so that every child will find a program that builds on strengths, fills a learning gap, or just sounds like fun. Generally, the programs can be grouped in the following categories:

  • Character and Leadership Development
  • Education and Career Development
  • Health and Life Skills
  • Arts
  • Sports, Fitness and Recreation
  • Technology
  • and other specialized initiatives

The Children's Aid Society is a founding member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), and virtually every Children's Aid site operates as a Boys & Girls Club. Many of the programs, clubs and classes offered at our centers and schools use BGCA curricula.

We align our programming with the National School-Age Care Alliance Standards for Quality School-Age Care. This includes ensuring that staff respond to children in positive ways, encouraging youth to make responsible choices and ensuring that children have time to play.

Our aim is to help youngsters improve interpersonal communications skills, self-esteem and teamwork, enhance academic skills, spark intellectual curiosity, and encourage them to explore their interests and expand their worldview.

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