AFTERSCHOOL K - 9th GRADE
Quality Afterschool Programs that Work for Working Parents
“I love Afterschool. I get help with my homework here. And last year when I was in Kindergarten, I couldn’t speak English as well and now I really can! It’s cool!” -Ashley, 1st Grader
At the request of the school district, The Park City Education Foundation funded the Afterschool Program in 2007 at McPolin after the Boys and Girls Club shuttered their doors - leaving many children without a safe place to go after the school day ended. The Afterschool program not only filled a huge gap for families in regards to providing affordable care, it also focused on providing academic and homework support to kids. The program was so successful at McPolin that it quickly expanded to all four of Park City elementary schools and in recent years, Ecker Hill Middle and Treasure Mountain Junior High Schools.
The PCSD Afterschool Programs at all four elementary, middle, and junior high schools provide a rich experience in a safe and supportive environment. This includes homework help, literacy, science exploration activities, art, exercise and opportunities to engage with community through key partnerships.
In addition to homework help at the middle and junior high schools, enrichment activities are driven by student interests. At Treasure Mountain Junior High, school teachers also teach in the Afterschool Program, ensuring students make connections with trusted adults outside of the academic classroom. These connections are crucial during this sometimes bewildering and difficult time for students.
Studies that show by 6th grade, children from low-income families have 6,000 hours less of enrichment time compared to their peers. The Afterschool Program is an important component in closing that gap and now includes many community partners including EATS, YSA, Basin Recreation, and more.
"We are able to provide a high-quality program that is open to all students regardless of their economic status. More than half of the students participating in the Afterschool program have scholarships and are only able to attend thanks to the PCEF support." - Todd Klarich, PCSD Community Education Director.
PCEF DONOR SUPPORT
The Park City School District Afterschool Program started in 2008. Now, 500 students/year are reached by the Afterschool Program, and this year, PCEF donors will invest over $250,000 to support scholarships and key academic initiatives within the program such as Afterschool STEM and intensive reading interventions.
Your contributions make Afterschool affordable for all Park City families. Access to safe instruction and support beyond the final bell will truly have a positive impact on Park City students for the rest of their lives! We invite you to donate by clicking on the button below.