Monday, September 17, 2012

Calgary AfterSchool offers free programs for children and youth

It's back to school, which also means, “what to do after school?”

The City of Calgary’s Calgary AfterSchool programs begin this week, and provide children and youth with positive, structured and free activities between the hours of 3-6 p.m.

“We know there are many kids in Calgary that are looking for fun, safe and affordable activities between the time they leave school and return home.  We partner with schools, agencies and community groups to ensure that Calgary youth have somewhere to go,” said Zorian Klymochko, Calgary AfterSchool Community Development Worker.

Launched in 2009, Calgary AfterSchool engages children and youth ages 6 – 16 in constructive activities on weekdays and during the after school hours between 3 p.m. -  6 p.m. Calgary Afterschool is comprised of community Neighbourhood Services programs available at eight Recreation sites as well as 19 not-for-profit agencies offering many different programs at various locations right across the city. In 2011, there were 253 programs throughout the City. Along with a social component, many programs offer active components such as biking, swimming, badminton, soccer and other non-competitive games to help children meet activity guidelines.

The majority of programs in Calgary AfterSchool start the week of September 17 or September 24.

Please visit  calgary.ca/afterschool for more information or call 3-1-1.

Youth or parents call also connect on various AfterSchool Facebook pages:

1 comment:

  1. Such a wonderful about this Calgary afterschool for getting after school activities and already I have visited their fabulous website as well. Now I am very much glad to see that Calgary offered free after school and hope that they will provide some free program for our kids in this year for sure. So hope for the best and looking to hear from you:)

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