Our community centers offer daily youth programming during after school hours from Monday to Friday. We provide youth programming to children ages 5 to 18. Our youth learn the importance of valuing education, fitness, and art, just to name a few lessons. We provide engaging quality programs that allow our youth to build skills, confidence, and a strong foundation for a bright future.
Physical fitness is essential to living a long healthy life. Through regular exercise we can prevent many chronic conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, anxiety, depression and more. It is essential that our youth develop healthy habits that help them to lead an active lifestyle. We want physical fitness to be fun, engaging, and educational. Through physical activities our kids learn the value of teamwork and perseverance! We provide a minimum of 90 minutes a week of fitness programming. This consistency allows our youth to develop their muscles, their coordination, and their confidence.
- To help our youth build strength, coordination, and confidence.
- To teach our youth to lead a healthy lifestyle.
- To promote physical and emotional wellness among our youth.
Our kids learn to stretch, do yoga, dance and more! They practice a variety of sports such as soccer, volleyball, dodgeball, and football. Our kids have had the opportunity to go rock climbing, practice archery, and go to the batting cages. We are always adding new activities to keep our youth active and eager to participate!
With many schools cutting fine arts programs, it is more important than ever that we provide activities that will help our youth explore different modalities of art. Our kids learn to express themselves and have fun while painting, drawing, playing music and more.
- To allow our youth to explore different modalities of art.
- To teach our youth self-expression through art.
- To allow our youth to develop artistic abilities.
Our kids have the opportunity to create masterpieces using watercolors, acrylic paint, charcoal sticks, and more. We practice everything from simple crafts to pottery to improv. We are always exploring new activities to keep our youth engaged and using their creative juices.
A good education sets the foundation for a successful future. Here at Archway we want to ensure that all of our youth have the tools they need to be successful. We value education and teach our youth to do the same. We provide an hour of educational programming every day Monday through Friday. This time allow us to give one on one attention to help youth who may be struggling in school. We also provide group activities to help our youth develop various academic skills.
- To help our youth develop academic skills that will allow them to be successful.
- To help our youth understand and appreciate the value of education.
- To help our youth feel confident and prepared to take on any academic challenge.
We provide our youth with homework help and tutoring in all academic subjects. We also provide programming that focusses on building study skills, such as effective reading, writing, note-taking, and more.
By providing health programming we allow our youth to develop healthy habits that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. We provide programming that focuses on physical, emotional, and social health.
- To teach our youth healthy habits.
- To allow our youth to be healthy.
Our youth learn the value of a balanced nutrition, how to practice good hygiene, and simple first aid. They also learn about topics such as understanding and managing our emotions. We teach them about effective communication with others, how to resolve conflict, and how to build healthy relationships.
We provide science, technology, engineering, and math programming to our youth. This allows our youth to develop the analytical and critical thinking skills they need to be successful in these fields. We want our youth to experiment, question, and create! We partner with 4-H to provide quality programming that is guaranteed to have a lasting impact.
- To allow our youth to develop analytical and critical thinking skills.
- To allow our youth to explore various STEM fields.
Our kids have the opportunity to conduct chemical experiments, build various structures, learn about different scientific principles, and more. Our kids have learned about aerodynamics through building rockets, catapults, and paper airplanes. Our kids have learned about the principles of conductivity by building circuits and switchboards. The possibilities for STEM activities is endless! We are always trying new activities to keep STEM exciting!
Our Bright Futures program allows youth to explore a variety of career paths. We want our youth to have every opportunity to have a successful career. We conduct monthly field trips where our youth get to see different career environments and meet different professionals. Our youth also have the opportunity to ask professionals about their work. This allows our youth to better understand what career opportunities exist and it allows them to start thinking about what they would like to do in the future.
- To allow youth learn about a variety of career paths.
- To allow youth to think about their future career path.
Our youth have had the opportunity to explore various workplaces such as a dental office, a candy factory, a software firm, among many other opportunities.
We provide girls programming to help empower our girls to achieve their goals! We want our girls to know that they are in a safe, open environment that is receptive to their needs. Our girls have the opportunity to build lasting relationships with one another and with staff.
- To empower our girls to be confident, capable, and successful.
- To provide our girls with a safe, open environment where they feel they can voice their concerns and ideas.
Our girls have made friendship bracelets, painted their nails, and performed fashion shows. They have also discussed societal beauty standards, explored male dominated career fields, and other topics.
We partner with Scouts BSA to provide outdoor education programming to our youth. It is important that youth learn to value and respect nature. Our youth learn about protecting our environment, surviving in the wilderness, and more! They learn about the value of teamwork, build their self-confidence, and learn that it is exciting to try new things.
- To allow our youth to explore outdoor activities.
- To teach our youth to respect nature.
Our youth have had the opportunity to go hiking, camping, and bird watching. Our youth have learned about tying various knots, safely starting a fire, and how to safely interact with wild animals.