After School Programs

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After School Programs

Inspired Learning

With the right support, every learner can find success. -- CES Values

The 21st Century After School Programs incorporate a balance of fun activities in a safe, supportive environment. Through our programs, students strengthen their academic skills, deepen communication skills with adults and peers, and engage in recreational activities and outdoor adventure. We tie all our activities to academic learning, enriching the education of youth outside of school.

Our programs take place at twelve schools throughout Hampshire, Hampden and Franklin Counties.

Our Values

We are committed to providing positive high-quality after school experiences that help young people develop skills and confidence that will help them find success in school and in life. Such experiences are particularly important for students who have not found success on the traditional path of text-based classroom education.

Our Programs

CES After School programs begin when the end-of-day school bell rings. Students gather for a healthy snack and catch up with their friends. Students then do their homework with the support of teachers and staff. Afterwards, participants enjoy hour-long enrichment activities of their choice, such as:

  • Robotics
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Art
  • Theatre
  • Cartooning
  • Karate

and more!

Our Approach

Our programs reflect current research showing that afterschool programs are most effective when they…

  • Engage students in Service Learning and long term projects
  • Integrate relevant academic learning
  • Address the different needs of individual students
  • Capitalize on our students' interests and strengths
  • Offer a variety of meaningful activities  
  • Provide opportunities for caring adults to guide students' choices.

21st Century After School Programs are in part supported by a generous grant from United Way of Pioneer Valley.

United Way of Pioneer Valley

UNITED WAY OF PIONEER VALLEY

For more information, contact: 
Position: 
Director, 21st Century Learning Centers
Phone: 
413.588-5577
Email: 
ctaggart@collaborative.org
Address: 
123B Hawley Street, Northampton, MA 01060
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After school programs offer a combination of enrichment activities and academic support.