After School Programs

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After School Programs

Inspired Learning

CES After School/21st Century Learning is back to an in-person learning model and is providing homework support and academic enrichment activities. For more information, please contact the site coordinators directly.

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 project-based learning and cross-curricular activities. We tie all of our activities to academic learning, enriching the education of youth outside of school.

Our programs take place 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.

CES Schools and services prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation and ensures that all students have equal rights of access and equal enjoyment of the opportunities, advantages, privileges, and courses of study.

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


For more information, contact: 
Director, 21st Century Learning Centers
413.586.4900 x5577
After school programs offer a combination of enrichment activities and academic support.