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					WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

   AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM

      RESOURCE GUIDE

         2008-2009




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                                                       WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM RESOURCE GUIDE 2008-2009



 WHERE                  STRUCTURE                        FOR WHOM         TRANSP          REFERRAL                 FEE                 WHEN                WAIT
Girls Inc.              Drop In Program – Girls Inc      Girls grades     May be          508-755-6455             Membership fees:    Monday-Friday       No
                        nationally researched identity   2-8              available.      Contact:                 Girls (annual)      2:00pm-5:00pm
Winthrop                based programs that focus on                      Call for more   Heather Whitney          $35                 also Saturdays
House                   economic literacy, fitness,                       information                              There are other     9:30am- 2:00pm
125 Providence Street   nutrition as well as science,                                                              basic fees of $1-
Worcester MA 01604
                        math and related technology                                       Website:                 $2 for some
                        ( SMART program),                                                 www.girlsinc.org         activities.
                        homework help, computers,
                        cooking, crafts, gym, swim                                                                 Call for
                        and gymnastics.                                                                            information on no
                                                                                                                   school day
                                                                                                                   specials
                        Camp Kinneywood                  Boys and Girls   Available       508-755-6455             Call for more       Summer              No
                        (Summer program) near            Ages 5-15                        Contact : Phyllis Shea   information
                        Tatnuck Square                                                    Ext. 32
                        Peer Leadership - A skill        Ages             May be          508-755-6455             Free                Call Phyllis        No
                        building, education &            13 and up        provided        Contact: Phyllis Shea                        for more
                        intervention program                                              Ext. 32                                      information
                        Gymnastics - Instruction         2.9-18           No              508-755-6455             Starting at $45 a   Varies              No
                        includes tiny tots, beginners,                                    Contact:                 month;
                        intermediate, advanced and                                        Michelle Marum           Call Michelle for
                        open gymnastics, tumbling,                                        Ext. 13                  more information
                        AAU Team and USA Team.
                        Gymnastics parties and
                        rentals
                        Swim lessons, Aquatics,          Varies by        No              508-755-6455             $60 for             Hours vary.         No
                        family swim, private lessons     program/all                      Contact:                 10 week             For more
                        for toddlers youth and adults.   Ages; Co-ed                      Renee Collier            45 minute           information
                        Open swim                        on Thursdays                     Ext. 17                  session             please call Renee
                        Senior Swim & Aquasize           only                                                      $55.00 pre-school
                        Pool parties & rentals                                                                     and Toddlers



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 WHERE                STRUCTURE                     FOR WHOM      TRANSP     REFERRAL                 FEE                  WHEN                WAIT
                      After School Explorers        Ages 5-12     May be     508-755-6455             Vouchers             Monday-Friday       No
                      A licensed school age                       provided   Contact:                 accepted             After school from
                      program that incorporates                              Dean Theodore            Call for fees        2:00pm-6:00pm
                      many of the programs and                               Ext 19
                      activities
                      Girls Basketball League       3rd grade     No         508-755-6455             $135 for season,     Nov-March           Starts
                                                    through                  Contact:                 includes Girls Inc                       Winter
                                                    11th grade               Dean Theodore            membership           Saturday games      2009
                                                                             Ext 19



Foothills             Internship                    Teens         No         508-754-3314             Varies –             Call for times      No
                                                                             Contact:                 Fee for classes,     Year round
Theatre                                                                      Nathan Colby             but not for
Company                                                                      Website:                 Internship. Call
100 Front Street                                                             www.foothillstheatre.c   for info
Worcester, MA 01608                                                          om
                      Youth Classes                 Ages 8-12                                         Varies –                                 No
                      Teen Classes                  Ages 13-19                                        Fee for classes,
                                                                                                      but not for
                                                                                                      Internship. Call
                                                                                                      for info
Worcester             Youth Classes Including       Ages depend   No         508-753-8183             Varies               Call for Info       No
                      Jewelry, Mixed Media,         on class                 Contact:                 member &
Center for            Photography & Clay, Metals,                            Tammy Negojian           non-member           Monday-Friday
Crafts                Glass Blowing                                          Ext. 3020                fees plus            8:30am-10:00pm;
25 Sagamore Road                                                                                      materials            Saturday
Worcester, MA 01605   Internships                                            Website:                 (depending on        10:00am-5:00pm;
                                                                             www.worcestercraftce     classes)             Sunday 12:00pm-
                                                                             nter.org                                      4:00pm




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 WHERE                STRUCTURE                      FOR WHOM    TRANSP            REFERRAL               FEE              WHEN                WAIT
St. Peters            Mentoring Program              Ages 6-15   No                508-752-4674           No               Call for times      No
                      A drop-out prevention
Church                strategy that pairs students                                 Contact:
929 Main Street       with academic or behavioral                                  Sister Maryanne
Worcester, MA 01610   problems with a college
                      mentor who meets with them
                      weekly for homework help,
                      cultural and recreational
                      activities.
                      Youth Basketball               Ages 5-17   No                Contact:               Fee varies:      Runs yearly         No
                                                                                   Paul Richard           Ages: 5-6 $25    (October-April)
St. Peters Church                                                                                         Ages: 7-17 $50   Saturday and
(Continued)                                                                        508-756-6066           $75 Family cap   Sunday 8:00am-
                                                                                                                           5:00pm




Guild of St.          School Age Programs            Grades      Transport by      508-755-2238           Fees vary        Monday- Friday      No
                      Includes homework help,        K-6         program to        Ext. 22
Agnes                 computers, group games,                    Kids Club                                                 After school-5:30
                      sports & arts and crafts                   Granite St. and   Contact:                                pm
Offsite @                                                        Grove St.; All    Margaret Madaus
Tatnuck Magnet                                                   other
                                                                 participants      Website:
School                                                           are on the        www.guildofstagnes.o
                                                                 W.P.S Bus         rg
Worcester Arts                                                   routes
Magnet School                                                                      Email:
                                                                                   swood016@aol.com
Quinsigamond
Elementary School




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 WHERE                STRUCTURE                        FOR WHOM        TRANSP            REFERRAL                FEE                 WHEN              WAIT
YWCA of               Traditional Japanese             Karate Ages:    Central           Youth membership        Varies              Call for info     No
                      Karate Training                  Pee Wee 4 -7    location to bus   required;
Central MA                                             (at 9:00am)     routes            Ask for front desk to
1 Salem Square                                         Juniors 8 -13                     register
Worcester, MA 01608                                    (at 9:30am)                       Judy Kirk
                                                                                         508-791-3181
                                                                                         Ext. 3022

                                                                                         Website:
                                                                                         www.ywcaworcester.o
                                                                                         rg
                      Martial Arts Club (Once          M/W: 6:00pm-    No                Youth membership        Varies              Call for info     No
                      per month on                     9:00pm                            required;
                      Monday/Wednesday/Saturd          Sat 9:00am-                       Ask for front desk to
                      ay)                              2:00pm                            register
                                                                                         Judy Kirk
YWCA of                                                                                  508-791-3181
Central MA                                                                               Ext. 3022
(continued)
                                                                                         Website:
                                                                                         www.ywcaworcester.o
                                                                                         rg
                      Girls on the Go!                 Girls           No                508-791-3181            $10 Open Session    Wednesday         No
                      Fun filled, self paced program   10-14 years                       Ext. 3022               scholarships are    nights 6:30pm –
                      that provides a guided           old                               Judy Kirk (@ YWCA)      available           8:00pm
100 Front St          approach to help improve
Worcester, MA         routing physical activity and                                                              Fee entitles girl   Call to enroll.
Roosevelt School      fitness levels and teach                                                                   access to all
1006 Grafton Street   practical ways to eat a                                                                    YWCA for 3
Worcester, MA 01604   balanced diet for middle                                                                   months
                      school age girls.




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 WHERE                STRUCTURE                      FOR WHOM    TRANSP            REFERRAL                FEE             WHEN               WAIT
                      Swimming, Progressive          All ages    Parent            Youth membership        Varies          Call For info      No
                      Swim Program                               provided.         required;               Youth Drop In
                                                                 Central           Ask for front desk to   Plan
                                                                 location to bus   register
                                                                 routes            Judy Kirk
YWCA                                                                               508-791-3181
15 Grove Street                                                                    Ext. 3022
Westboro, MA 01581
                                                                                   Website:
                                                                                   www.ywcaworcester.o
                                                                                   rg
YWCA                  Learning 4 Fun includes arts   Ages 5-13   Some              Contact :               Varies          Monday through     No
(Continued):          and crafts, music, cooking,                                  Linda Granville                         Friday
                      games, recreation, homework                                  508-767-2505                            (Full day
Wawecus Road School   assistance and more.                                         Ext. 2035                               programs on
20 Wawecus Road            - Swimming on full                                                                              school vacations
Worcester, MA 01605            days                                                Or                                      and professional
                                                                                                                           development days
                                                                                   Casey Leary                             at YWCA, 1
                                                                                   508-366-5777                            Salem Sq.
                                                                                   Ext. 23                                 Worcester 7:30
                                                                                                                           a.m.-5:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                           and at 15 Grove
                                                                                   Website:                                St., Westboro)
                                                                                   www.ywcaworcester.o
                                                                                   rg                                      2:20pm-5:30pm

                                                                                                                           1:50pm-5:30pm


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 WHERE                STRUCTURE                       FOR WHOM         TRANSP           REFERRAL               FEE               WHEN              WAIT
Pride                 Access Tech Center              Access Tech      No               508-753-5767           Multimedia-       3:30pm-5:50pm     No
                                                      Center ages                       Fax: 508-754-5776      using computers
Productions Inc.                                      16-24;                            Contact:               $3 ½ hour
484 Main Street,      Multimedia-“Youth Unity         “Youth Unity                      Ernie Floyd            $5 hour
Worcester, MA 01608   Group (Youth produce own        Group” ages
                      show, write script, run         14-17                             Website:
                      show)”                                                            www.ppiworcester.org
                                                                                                               Youth Unity
                                                                                                               Group: Free
Worcester             Drop-In Center Pool, chess,     All ages         No               508-791-4702           Free              Call For Info     No
                      arts & crafts, community                         (on bus route)
Youth Center          clean-up program, peer                                                                                     Monday –Friday
326 Chandler Street   leadership, urban community                                                                                2:30pm-6:00pm
Worcester, MA 01602   planning, indoor recreational   Ages 14-19                        Website:
                      activities, flag football,                                        www.worcesteryouthc
                      basketball, football,                                             enter.org
                      homework and tutoring
                      assistance

Worcester Youth       Alternative program for
Center                school credits if behind
(Continued)           Moon to moon = girls
                      Sun to sun = boys 14 yrs &
                      up to help w/ problems
                      Support Groups                  Boys and Girls   No               508-791-4702           Free              Fridays 5:00pm-   No
                                                                                                                                 6:00pm
                                                                                                                                 (One support
                                                                                        Website:                                 group for girls
                                                                                        www.worcesteryouthc                      and another for
                                                                                        enter.org                                boys both from
                                                                                                                                 5:00pm-6:00pm)
                      GED Program                     Ages 14-19       No               508-791-4702           Free              Monday –          No
                                                                       (on bus route)                                            Wednesday
                      Cooking program                                                                                            11:00am-1:00pm
                      Music production                                                  Website:
                      Studio (21 yrs old)                                               www.worcesteryouthc
                      Break dancing, weight lifting                                     enter.org
                      & other activities offered @
                      Worcester Youth Center


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 WHERE                STRUCTURE                        FOR WHOM     TRANSP   REFERRAL                FEE                WHEN                  WAIT
Friendly House        After School Drop in             Ages 6-12    No       508-755-4362            $35 Registration   Monday- Friday        No
36 Wall Street        Programs - A Structured                                                        Fee                After school
Worcester, MA 01604   design that includes physical                          Contact:                                   1:30pm-5:30 pm
                      education, arts & crafts, game                         Sabrina St. Martin      Monthly Fees:
                      room, homework center and                                                      Ages 6-12: $25
                      birthday parties                                                               Ages 13-16 $20
Friendly House        Counselor In Training            Ages 13-16   No       508-755-4362            School Year        Summer: 9:00am-       No
(Continued):          Program (CIT)                                          Contact:                (scaled to start   5:00pm
                                                                             Jim Williams            date): $100        School Year:
                                                                                                     Summer: $75        2:00pm-5:30pm
                                                                             Website:
                                                                             www.worcesterresour
                                                                             ces.org/friendlyhouse
                      Teen Nights                      Ages 13-16   No       508-755-4362            No Fee             Call for Schedule     No
                                                                             Contact:
                                                                             Jim Williams                               (starts October)
                      Biddy Basketball                 Ages 8-15    No       508-755-4362            $65                Registration starts   No
                      Providing an instructional                             Contact:                13-14 yrs          in October
                      basketball program in a                                Jim Williams            require Birth
                      positive atmosphere                                                            Certificate        Depending on age
                                                                             Website:                                   level, game and
                                                                             www.worcesterresour                        practice dates
                                                                             ces.org/friendlyhouse                      vary

                                                                                                                        Practices range
                                                                                                                        from 5:30pm-
                                                                                                                        9:15pm:
                                                                                                                        Monday,
                                                                                                                        Tuesday,
                                                                                                                        Wednesday

                                                                                                                        Games are on
                                                                                                                        Thursday, Friday,
                                                                                                                        or Saturday
                                                                                                                        depending on age
                                                                                                                        level

                                                                                                                        Call for Schedule




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 WHERE                STRUCTURE                         FOR WHOM         TRANSP   REFERRAL             FEE                 WHEN              WAIT
YMCA of               Drop in Basketball,               Ages             No       508-755-6101         Varies              Varies call for   No
                      swimming & many other             dependent                                                          schedule
Greater               programs available                upon program              Contact:
Worcester                                                                         Pam Supranant
766 Main Street                                                                   Ext. 224
Worcester, MA 01610
                                                                                  Website:
                                                                                  www.ymcaworcester.
                                                                                  org
YMCA of               Y Leaders Club Provides           Ages 12-18       No       508-755-6101         $180 per year       After school      No
Greater Worcester     members with the knowledge                                                       Financial           Monday-Friday
(Continued)           & training that will help                                   Contact:             assistance          2:30pm-6:00pm
                      them better serve others &                                  Amie Cox             available
YMCA Central          shape a healthy lifestyle                                   Ext. 240
Branch                through volunteer service                                   Website:
                                                                                  www.ymcaworcester.
                                                                                  org
                      Spartacus Program                 Ages 13-17       No       508-755-6101         $500 per session    Monday-Friday     No
                      Combining coping & problem                                                       financial           3:30pm-5:30pm
                      solving skills with fitness                                 Contact:             assistance is
                      challenges to address the         Mature 12                 Pam Supranant        available
                      issues of discipline, respect &                             Ext. 224             (1/2 covered with
                      responsibility                                              Website:             assistance)
                                                                                  www.ymcaworcester.
YMCA Greendale                                                                    org
Branch                Minority Achievers                Adolescents      No       508-755-9525         Call for more       Call for          No
                      Program                           8th-12th grade            Contact:             information         scheduling
                                                                                  Amie Cox                                 Tuesdays &
                                                                                  Ext. 240                                 Thursdays




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 WHERE                STRUCTURE                        FOR WHOM    TRANSP          REFERRAL               FEE                WHEN               WAIT
                      Licensed School-Age              Grades      Call for more   508-755-6101           Varies             Monday - Friday    Depends
YMCA                  Childcare - Variety of           K-6         information                            $42 - $80          2:30pm – 6:00pm    on school
(Continued):          enrichment, recreational, and                                Contact:               Depending on
                      educational activities such as                               Rosa Cruz              weekly schedule
                      cooking, arts and crafts,                                    Ext. 267
                      drama, science, computers,                                                          Financial
                      games, and sports.                                                                  assistance
                      Homework help is offered on                                                         available
                      a daily basis. (non-school
                      day programs available)                                                             Accepts Vouchers
                      Chandler Elementary                                                                 All Kids
                      Gates Lane, Elm Park                                                                Welcome & All
                      YMCA Central, Piedmont St.                                                          Locations on the
                                                                                                          WPS Bus Route
Worcester Art         Drawing, Painting, clay,         Ages 3-17   Parent          Membership is not      Range from $95-    Varies per class   No
                      Movement, Photography,                       provided        required               $145               Weekdays &
Museum                Textile, Multimedia,                                         508-799-4406           Scholarships are   Saturdays
55 Salisbury Street   Cartooning, Sculpture &                      Located on                             available
Worcester, MA 01609   Graphics Classes                             bus route       Contact:
                                                                                   Christopher            Members-
                      (up to 24 classes per                                        Whitehead              Photography
                      semester)                                                    Ext 3062               $175
                                                                                   Website:               Non members-
                                                                                   www.worcesterart.org   $195


                      School Vacation Week Art         Ages 3-17   Parent          Membership is not      $20 members        Please Refer to    No
                      Programs                                     provided        required               $22 non members    Youth Workshop
                                                                                   508-799-4406                              Schedule below
                                                                   Located on
                                                                   bus route       Contact:
                                                                                   Christopher
                                                                                   Whitehead
                                                                                   Ext 3062
                                                                                   Website:
                                                                                   www.worcesterart.org




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 WHERE                STRUCTURE                       FOR WHOM       TRANSP           REFERRAL                FEE                WHEN                WAIT
Worcester Art         Family Day (2 per year)         All ages       No               Membership is not       Varies             Call Katrina        No
                                                                                      required                                   Stacey for more
Museum                                                                                508-799-4406                               information
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609                                                                   Contact:                                   (usually 2 per
                                                                                      Katrina Stacey                             year on a Sunday)
                                                                                      (Assistant Curator of
                                                                                      Education)
                                                                                      Ext 3062
                                                                                      Website:
                                                                                      www.worcesterart.org
                      “Youth Workshops” Two           Ages 3 – 12    Parent           Membership is not       Varies             Call for more       No
                      hour workshops engaging                        provided         required                Scholarships are   information
                      youth in seasonal crafts                                        508-799-4406            available
                                                                     Located on
                                                                     bus route        Contact:
                                                                                      Christopher
                                                                                      Whitehead
                                                                                      Ext 3062
                                                                                      Website:
                                                                                      www.worcesterart.org
Belmont Street        Rainbow Child                   Ages 5-13      Parent           DSS referrals some      Fee depends on     Monday -Friday      No
                      Development Center                             provided         state funded slots.     income             2:30pm-5:30pm
Community             Education, recreation & arts.   Eng. & Span.
Elementary                                            Spoken         Located on       508-791-6849
                                                                     bus route;       Contact:
School                                                               Transport        Mike Wyne
170 Belmont Street                                                   from school to
Worcester, MA 01605                                                  program




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 WHERE                  STRUCTURE                       FOR WHOM     TRANSP         REFERRAL               FEE    WHEN              WAIT
Great Brook             All Stars Youth Educator        Ages 11-15   No             508-854-3260           Free   Please Call for   Applicatio
                        Program – Youth between                                                                   schedule          n process
Valley Health           the ages of 15 & 21 who are                  Located on     Contact:                                        for hiring
Center                  employed and trained on                      bus route      Jennifer Pitts
19 Tacoma Street        various health issues to
Worcester, MA 01605     provide prevention education
30 Great Brook Valley   to the community
Ave.

Also at:
Girls Inc
Boys & Girls Clubs

Pernet Family           Homework Club                   Ages 6-12    No             508-755-1228           Free   Monday-           Call
                                                                                    Contact:                      Thursday
Health Services         Mentoring Program                                           Micheal Rezkalla              3:30pm-5:00 pm
237 Millbury Street
Worcester, MA 01610     Computer Club                   Ages-11-15
                                                        years old                   Website :
                                                                                    www.pernetfamilyhea
                                                                                    lth.org/index.php
Oak Hill CDC            Teen Inspirators on the         Teens        Transport      508-754-2858           Free   Monday            No
74 Providence Street    Move Peer learning,             13 +         provided for   Contact:                      3:30pm-5:00pm
Worcester, MA 01604     community services projects,                 off-site       Paul Hernandez                Some weekends
                        art, education appreciation &                activities
                        performing arts                                             Website:
                                                                                    (Available soon @
                                                                                    www.oakhillcdc.org )




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 WHERE                STRUCTURE                        FOR WHOM      TRANSP       REFERRAL                 FEE    WHEN                 WAIT
                      All Stars Youth Educator         Ages 11-14    No           508-754-2858             Free   Meets twice per      Applicatio
                      Program –Oak Hill CDC All                                   Contact:                        week from            n process
                      Stars uses a science-based                     Located on   Paul Hernandez                  2:30pm-4:30pm        for hiring
Oak Hill CDC          curriculum youth between the                   bus route    Ext. 26
(Continued)           ages of 11-14 to help reduce                                                                Dates and
                      the onset of drug use,                                      Website:                        location available
                      premature sexual activity and                               (Available soon @               soon
                      violence. The program                                       www.oakhillcdc.org )
                      consists of 14 sessions and is
                      designed to reinforce positive
                      qualities typical of youth at
                      this age and works to
                      strengthen five specific
                      qualities: 1. Develop positive
                      ideals and future aspirations,
                      2. Establish positive social
                      norms, 3. Build strong
                      personal commitments, 4.
                      Promote bonding with school
                      and community
                      organizations, 5. Promote
                      positive parental
                      attentiveness.




UMASS                 Nutrition / Education            High School   No           508-831-1223             Free   Go out in the        Call for
                      Program Promotes healthy         Aged Youth                 Contact:                        community            Availabilit
Amherst               eating by providing nutrition                               Pat Culross                                          y
Extension             & food safety education          All Ages
                                                                                  Website:
Program                                                                           www.umass.edu/umex
237 Chandler Street                                                               t/nutrition/index.html
Worcester, MA 01609




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 WHERE                STRUCTURE                   FOR WHOM           TRANSP        REFERRAL              FEE               WHEN                WAIT
                      4H Club Youth               Ages 5-18          Parent        508-831-1223          $50 per year      Go out into the     No. Call
                      Program(Heads Heart                            Provided      (Administrative       Scholarships      community.          for
                      Hands Health)                                                Office)               available         Meeting locations   scheduled
UMASS Extension                                                                                                            and times depend    meeting
Program                                                                            Website:                                on the leader       times for
(Continued)                                                                        www.mass4h.org                                              your
                                                                                                                                               location
                                                                                   www.worcestercounty
                                                                                   4h.org

Lincoln Village       Kids Club at Lincoln        Youth must be      No            Call the Center at:   $15               Tues, Wed &         No
                      Village                     residents of                     508-856-9344                            Thursday
Community                                         Lincoln                          Dennis Dow                              2:30pm-6:00pm
Center                                            Village
134 Country Club
Boulevard
Worcester, MA 01605
Chandler              Extended Learning Times     3rd & 4th grade    W.P.S Buses   508-799-3572          Free              Call for more       No
                                                  3rd - 6th grades   and Parents   Contact:                                information
Elementary            Academic Tutoring                                            Mark Berthiaume
School                                                                                                                     School starts
114 Chandler Street                                                                                                        earlier and
Worcester, MA                                                                                                              extends longer in
                                                                                                                           the day

Goddard               Academically based          Goddard            Parent        508-799-3594          Free              Tuesday,            Yes call
                      program offering reading,   students only      provided                                              Wednesday &         for more
School                math                                                         Contact:                                Thursday            informatio
14 Richards Street                                Grades 3 -6                      Annmarie                                2:30pm – 4:30pm     n
Worcester, MA                                                                      Preirozzi
City View             Academic Teacher            Grades 3 -6        Parent        508-799-3670          Call about fees   Monday-Friday       Waiting
80 Prospect Street    supervised                                     provided                                              Day Care            list
Worcester, MA 01605                               K thru 6                         Contact:                                Call for times      depends
                      Through Rainbow Childcare                                    Albert Ganem                                                on outside
                                                                                                                                               agency’s
                                                                                                                                               list




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WHERE                 STRUCTURE                         FOR WHOM        TRANSP     REFERRAL              FEE                 WHEN                  WAIT

Claremont             Academic Program                   High school    Parent     508-799-3077          Free for students   Tuesday,              No
                      Including MCAS & reading          students        provided   Contact Mrs. Eressy   at Claremont        Wednesday,
Academy                                                                            or Mrs. Severin       Academy             Thursday from
15 Claremont Street                                                                                                          2:30pm-3:30pm
Worcester, MA                                                                                                                (during first half
                                                                                                                             of semester)
                      Mentoring                         students only   Parent     508-799-3077          Free                Call for start date   No
                      Program                                           provided   Contact:                                  and time
                      For students at risk              Grades                     Mrs. Eressy or Mrs.
                      One on one program with           3 -11                      Severin
                      Holy Cross College Student
Safe Homes @          Safe and supportive               For any         No         508-755-0333          Free                6:30pm-9:00pm         No
                      alternative services for          GLBTQ youth                Contact:                                  Thursdays
The Bridge            GLBTQ youths. Mentoring           ages 16-22                 Laura Farnsworth
4 Mann Street         program based on individual
Worcester, MA 01602   needs. Drop in center with                                   Website:
                      recreation and skills training.                              www.safehomesma.or
                      Activities & events are staff                                g
                      supervised




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                                                      WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                               AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM RESOURCE GUIDE 2008-2009

WHERE                 STRUCTURE                        FOR WHOM      TRANSP             REFERRAL              FEE                 WHEN                 WAIT

Dynamy Youth          Dynamy Program Youth             High School   Transport          508-755-2571          Free                Day Varies           Nomination
                      Academy: 14 to15 students        students      available to all   Contact:                                  2:30pm to            and
Academy               for each high school grade                     participants       Fred Kaellin                              5:00pm               interview
27 Sever Street       per year. One on one time                                                                                                        process
Worcester, MA         with mentor as well as group                                      Website:
                      work                                                              www.dynamy.org




                      Internship- Gap year for         Graduated     No                 Contact:              Internship-
                      high school graduates            high school                      Greg Capello,         Annual tuition,     Internship- runs
                                                                                        Director of           call for more       on college
                                                                                        Admissions            information,        calendar year.
                                                                                                              scholarships        (Fall, Spring, and
                                                                                                              available           Full year
                                                                                                                                  programs
                                                                                                                                  available).
                                                                                                                                  Residential
Boys & Girls          Main South After school          Ages 8 – 18   None               508-753-3377          Membership fee:     2:00pm –6:00pm:      All youth
                      Program Learning Center                                           Contact: Cindy        $25 per child per   Age 8-13             must attend
Club of               featuring power-hour and                                          Jackson               School year         2:00pm-9:00pm :      orientation.
Worcester             homework help. Physical                                           or Ike McBride        Attending           Ages 14 – 18         (Youth ages
(Summer programs      fitness activities, athletics,                                                          orientation first                        14 and
                      boxing, swimming, game                                            Website:                                                       under must
$15/week)             room, prevention programs,                                        www.bgcworcester.or   Scholarships                             be
                      leadership clubs.                                                 g                     available                                accompanie
Main South                                                                                                                                             d by a
Clubhouse                                                                                                                                              parent/guar
65 Tainter Street                                                                                                                                      dian and
Worcester, MA 01610                                                                                                                                    youth ages
                                                                                                                                                       15 through
                                                                                                                                                       18 may
                                                                                                                                                       come
                                                                                                                                                       without
                                                                                                                                                       parent/guar
                                                                                                                                                       dian)



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                                               AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM RESOURCE GUIDE 2008-2009


WHERE                   STRUCTURE                       FOR WHOM      TRANSP   REFERRAL              FEE                 WHEN               WAIT

                        Kids Café: Kids and families    Ages 8 – 18   None     508-753-3377          Free for members    4:50pm to          All youth
                        enjoy a meal together.                                 Contact:                                  6:30pm             must attend
                                                                               Ike McBride           Scholarships        Tues./Wed./Thurs   orientation.
                                                                               imcbride@bgcworcest   available                              (Youth ages
                                                                               er.org                                                       14 and
                                                                                                                                            under must
Freedom Way                                                                    Website:                                                     be
Clubhouse                                                                      www.bgcworcester.or                                          accompanie
33 Freedom Way                                                                 g                                                            d by a
Worcester, MA 01605                                                                                                                         parent/guar
                                                                                                                                            dian and
                                                                                                                                            youth ages
                                                                                                                                            15 through
                                                                                                                                            18 may
                                                                                                                                            come
                                                                                                                                            without
                                                                                                                                            parent/guar
                                                                                                                                            dian)
                        Main South Teen Program         Ages 14- 18   None     508-753-3377          Membership fee:     6:00pm – 9:00pm    All youth
Boys & Girls Club       Learning Center featuring                              Contact:              $25 per teen per                       must attend
(Continued)             power-hour homework help,                              Ike McBride           School year                            orientation.
                        technology, college and                                imcbride@bgcworcest   attending                              (Youth ages
                        career readiness, prevention                           er.org                orientation first                      14 and
Plumley Village         programs, leadership                                                                                                under must
Clubhouse               programs, physical fitness                             Website:              Scholarships                           be
16 Laurel Street        activities, boxing, swimming,                          www.bgcworcester.or   available                              accompanie
Worcester, MA 01608     game room.                                             g                                                            d by a
                                                                                                                                            parent/guar
Great Brook Valley                                                                                                                          dian and
Clubhouse (Kids Club)                                                                                                                       youth ages
180 Constitution Ave                                                                                                                        15 through
Worcester, MA 01605                                                                                                                         18 may
                                                                                                                                            come
                                                                                                                                            without
                                                                                                                                            parent/guar
                                                                                                                                            dian)




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                              AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM RESOURCE GUIDE 2008-2009


WHERE   STRUCTURE                      FOR WHOM          TRANSP   REFERRAL              FEE                 WHEN              WAIT

        Freedom Way Teen               Ages 13 – 18:     None     508-421-5176          Membership fee:     6:00pm – 9:00pm   All youth
        Program Learning Center        call for more                                    $25 per teen per                      must attend
        featuring power-hour           information                Contact:              School year                           orientation.
        homework help, technology,     after                      Marie Boone                                                 (Youth ages
        arts, prevention programs,     renovation                 mboone@bgcworceste    Scholarships                          14 and
        leadership programs,           process is done            r.org                 available                             under must
        Gamesroom , physical fitness   (Fall 2008)                                                                            be
        and athletics.                                            Website:                                                    accompanie
                                                                  www.bgcworcester.or                                         d by a
                                                                  g                                                           parent/guar
                                                                                                                              dian and
                                                                                                                              youth ages
                                                                                                                              15 through
                                                                                                                              18 may
                                                                                                                              come
                                                                                                                              without
                                                                                                                              parent/guar
                                                                                                                              dian)
        Freedom Way After school       Ages 8 – 18       None     508-421-7620          Membership fee:     3:00pm - 6:00pm   All youth
        Program: Learning Center       Call                                             $25 per child per                     must attend
        featuring power-hour                                      Contact:              School year                           orientation.
        homework help, technology,                                Marie Boone                                                 (Youth ages
        arts, prevention programs,                                mboone@bgcworceste    Orientation                           14 and
        leadership programs,                                      r.org                                                       under must
        Gamesroom , physical fitness                                                    Scholarships                          be
        and athletics.                                            Website:              available                             accompanie
                                                                  www.bgcworcester.or                                         d by a
                                                                  g                                                           parent/guar
                                                                                                                              dian and
                                                                                                                              youth ages
                                                                                                                              15 through
                                                                                                                              18 may
                                                                                                                              come
                                                                                                                              without
                                                                                                                              parent/guar
                                                                                                                              dian)




                                                                                                                CommunityBuild 18
                                                   WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                            AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM RESOURCE GUIDE 2008-2009

WHERE                 STRUCTURE                      FOR WHOM       TRANSP     REFERRAL              FEE                 WHEN                WAIT

                      Plumley Village After          Ages 8 – 13    None       508-754-5509          Membership fee:     3:00 p.m.-5:30      Parent and
                      school Program Learning        Call                                            $25 per child per   p.m.                youth must
                      Center featuring power-hour                              Contact:              School year                             attend
                      homework help and                                        Fela de los Santos                                            orientation
                      technology, Gamesroom,                                   fdelasantos@bgcworc   Orientation
                      crafts, leadership and                                   ester.org
                      prevention programs.                                                           Scholarships
                                                                               Website:              available
                                                                               www.bgcworcester.or
                                                                               g
                      Kids Club After school         Ages 5-12      None       508-826-3428          $25 per child per   3:00pm-5:30pm       Parent and
                      Program including                                                              school year                             youth must
                      homework help, Gamesroom,                                Contact: Carmen                                               attend
                      fitness, prevention programs                             Sanchez                                                       orientation
                      and leadership programs.                                 csanchez@bgcworcest
                                                                               er.org

                                                                               Website:
                                                                               www.bgcworcester.or
                                                                               g
Quinsigamond          Classroom Academic,            Grades         Parent     508-799-3502          Free                Tuesday             Yes,
                      MCAS Tutoring                  3-6            provided                                             Wednesday           depending
Elementary                                                                     Contact:                                  Thursday            on student
School                Supervised by                                            Kathleen Lee                              2:30pm-4:30 pm      turnover
14 Blackstone River   Teacher Assistant                                                                                                      ration of
Rd.                                                                                                                                          12:1
Worcester, MA 01607
Central Mass          Dance, Model, Act, Vocal       All ages and   None       508-754-2700          $46 Monthly Fee     Classes begin       No
                                                     levels                    Kelly Shea            (1 ½ hr class -     September &
Dance Academy                                                                  Shannon Shea          Fees vary with      January
65 Water Street                                                                Karen Shea            age and dance
Worcester, MA 01604                                                                                  level)
Diane Kelley          Dance Classes                  All ages       None       508-835-2678          Fees vary with      Call for schedule   No
                                                                                                     age and level
Dance Studio
76 Central Street,
West Boylston, MA
01583


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                                            AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM RESOURCE GUIDE 2008-2009


WHERE                  STRUCTURE                    FOR WHOM          TRANSP         REFERRAL                FEE                WHEN                 WAIT

Zenshinkan             Martial arts and character   All ages          None           508-799-9106            Fees vary with     Monday-Friday        No
                       development                                                                           age and level      5:30pm – 9:30pm
Aikido Dojo                                                                          Website:                                   Saturdays 8:45am
65 Water St.                                                                         www.zenshinkan.com                         to 3:00pm
Worcester, MA                                                                                                                   Call for more
01604                                                                                                                           accurate schedule
                                                                                                                                on class times
Hanmi Tae              Martial arts                 Boys and girls    After school   508-770-1187            Fees vary with     Call for more info   No
                                                    of all ages       pickup                                 age and level
Kwon Do                                                               program        Website:
Center                                                                               www.hanmitaekwond
98 West Boylston                                                                     o.com
Street
Worcester, MA
Carol’s Ice            Learn to skate with us.      All ages          None           508-835-2400            Fees vary with     Call for more        No
                       Figure skate and hockey                                                               age and level      information
Skating School                                                                       Website:
Lake Ave, Worcester                                                                  carolsiceskating@aol.
                                                                                     com
Boy Scouts of          Cub Scouts                   1st – 5th grade   No             508-752-3769            National Fee $10   Depends on the       No
                       Boy Scouts                   Ages 10 – 17                     Contact:                per year           Sponsor of the
America                                                                              Nestor Chevalier or     (prorated)         organization. Call
19 Harvard St.         Explorer Post                Ages 14                          Jeff Harris                                for availability
Worcester, MA                                       through 21                                               Call for Info
01609                                                                                Website:
                       Venture Cruise               Ages 14 thru                     www.scouting.org
                                                    21 Coed                                                                     Monday-Friday
Many neighborhood                                                                                                               8:30am-4:30pm
locations including:                                                                                                            Saturday 9:00am-
Centro Las Americas                                                                  Additional contact                         12:00pm Cub
11 Sycamore Street,                                                                  persons:                                   Shop open
Worcester, MA 01608                                                                  Centro las Americas:
                                                                                     508-798-1900




                                                                                                                                    CommunityBuild 20
                                                        WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                 AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM RESOURCE GUIDE 2008-2009



WHERE                   STRUCTURE                         FOR WHOM          TRANSP   REFERRAL                   FEE    WHEN                WAIT

Latino                  Innovative Services for           Latino Youth      Yes      508-798-8277               Free   Tuesday,            No
                        Latino Adolescents (ISLA):        3rd – 8th grade                                              Wednesday,
Educational             focus on academic success,                                   Contact:                          Thursday: after
Institute (LEI)         leadership skills and well-       Elementary,                Amy Cantwell                      school hours
Worcester State         being; prepares for transition    middle school,
College, 486 Chandler   from elementary to middle         and summer                 Website:
St., Worcester, MA      school                            programs                   http://sharepoint.worc
01602                                                                                ester.edu/internal/lei/d
                                                                                     efault.aspx


                        Summer: Academic
                        enrichment summer program
                        for Latino students in the
                        third, fourth, fifth, and sixth
                        grades who attend Worcester
                        Public Schools. Focuses on
                        reading, math, and computer
                        skills. Program also
                        encourages team building
                        skills with the
                        implementation of
                        recreational activities.
                        Latina Achievers in Search        Mothers and       Yes      508-798-8277               Free   Call for schedule   No
                        of Success (LASOS): focus         Daughters
                        on academic success and           together                   Contact : Elsa Rivera
                        leadership skills to prevent
                        violence.                                                    Website:
                                                                                     http://sharepoint.worc
                                                                                     ester.edu/internal/lei/d
                                                                                     efault.aspx




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                                              WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                       AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM RESOURCE GUIDE 2008-2009


WHERE          STRUCTURE                         FOR WHOM         TRANSP          REFERRAL                   FEE    WHEN                WAIT

               Club E: A program for             Children         No              508-798-8277               Free   Call for schedule   Rolling
Latino         Latino families committed to      (Non/fluent in                                                                         admissions
Educational    improving their children’s        English and                      Contact: Elsa Rivera
               educational outcomes and          Spanish) and
Institute      their own human capital. It       their parents                    Website:
(Continued):   engages parents in ESL                                             http://sharepoint.worc
               classes designed to teach                                          ester.edu/internal/lei/d
               English while imparting                                            efault.aspx
               health and computer literacy
               as well as information about
               how to navigate the public
               school system. The program
               is intensive, student-centered,
               and holistic in that it also
               provides programming for the
               participant’s young children.
               Club E graduates have well-
               documented gains in English
               proficiency, achieve greater
               self-confidence, and are more
               active and engaged citizens.

               MassTec: is a project which       K-12th grade     Call for more   508-798-8277               Free   Call for schedule   No
               brings together partners and                       information
               existing resources from K-12                                       Contact : Elsa Rivera
               and undergraduate education,
               workforce development,                                             Website:
               industry leaders and                                               http://sharepoint.worc
               community-based outreach                                           ester.edu/internal/lei/d
               groups in an effort to respond                                     efault.aspx
               to the region’s shortage of
               adequately skilled technicians
               in advanced manufacturing
               operations.




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                                                      WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                               AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM RESOURCE GUIDE 2008-2009

WHERE                 STRUCTURE                          FOR WHOM       TRANSP             REFERRAL                   FEE             WHEN                WAIT

Latino                Latinos Involved in                11th- 12th     Yes                508-798-8277               Free            Call for schedule   No
Educational           Discovering Educational            grade
                      Resources (LIDER):                                                   Contact: Elsa Rivera
Institute             engages students and also
(Continued):          parents in education activities                                      Website:
                      that facilitate access to higher                                     http://sharepoint.worc
                      education.                                                           ester.edu/internal/lei/d
                                                                                           efault.aspx

YOU Inc.              Youth Making a Difference:         Ages 10 - 16   Call for details   508-770-0511               Free            Every day           No
172 Lincoln St.       focus on therapeutic and                                             Contact : Ann
Worcester, MA 01605   educational skills such as                                           Toomey-Doane
                      anger and stress management,                                         Referred through
                      peer relations and life-skills.                                      DSS, DMH or School
                      Members also participate in
                      recreational and community                                           Website:
                      service activities                                                   www.youinc.org
                      SOS: 20-day after school           Ages 14-18     Call for details   508-770-0511               Free            Monday - Friday     No
                      program focusing on                                                  Contact : Ann
                      educational and therapeutic                                          Toomey-Doane
                      groups providing information                                         Referred through
                      around substances as well as                                         parents, courts,
                      insight into their substance                                         school, DSS,
                      abuse. Followed by relapse-                                          insurance company or
                      prevention group, offered one                                        youth themselves
                      night a week, focusing on
                      struggles and successes with                                         Website:
                      their sobriety. Throughout the                                       www.youinc.org
                      program, the adolescent and
                      family receive comprehensive
                      case management and clinical
                      services.
                      Fire Setting: Group for youth      Ages 7 – 17    No                 508-770-0511               Call for more   Weekly class        No
                      exhibiting fire behavior                                             Contact: Ann               information
                                                                                           Toomey-Doane

                                                                                           Website:
                                                                                           www.youinc.org


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                                                   WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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WHERE                 STRUCTURE                      FOR WHOM        TRANSP   REFERRAL                FEE                 WHEN                WAIT

                      Mentoring                      All ages        No       508-770-0511            Free                As agreed upon      No
YOU Inc.                                                                      Contact : Ann
                                                                              Toomey-Doane
(Continued)
                                                                              Website:
                                                                              www.youinc.org
Girl Scouts           Daisy Kindergarten             Girls ages K-   No       508-853-1070            Some financial      Please Call for     No
81 Gold Star Blvd     Brownies 1st -3rd Grade        17                       Contact:                support available   more info
Worcester, MA 01606   Junior Girls Scouts 4th- 6th                            Thais Frost
                      Grades                                                  Ext. 113
                      Girl Scouts – Studio 2B -11-
                      17 yrs old                                              Website:
                                                                              http://www.mgsc.org/
HOPE Coalition        Citywide youth project         Youth and       No       508-793-7642            Free                Call for other      No
Meets at different    focusing on Youth              young adults             Contact: Laurie Ross                        activities/events
locations including   Leadership, Mental Health
YWCA – Salem          and Substance Prevention,                               Website
Square, Worcester     Access to Services                                      http://www.clarku.edu
Youth Center                                                                  /departments/idce/HO
                                                                              PEcoalition.htm
Joy of Music          Private instrumental &         Birth – High    No       508-856-9541            Varies              Varies              No
                      voice lessons; Early           School                   Contact: Rich           Some
Program               childhood music;                                        Ardizzone               scholarships        Call for details
1 Gorham Street       Creative/modern dance,         Adult also                                       available
Worcester, MA 01605   recorder, African              welcome                  Website:
                      drumming, youth chorus,                                 www.jomp.org
                      classical/chamber or jazz
                      ensemble
New England           Mentoring, Educational         All ages        No       508-757-3333            Free                Varies              No
                      Support, Performing Arts
Dream Center          opportunities include                                   Website:                                    Call for details
5 Chestnut St.,                                                               www.yourdcard.com/
Worcester, MA                                                                 nedreamcenter/dc.htm




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                                              AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM RESOURCE GUIDE 2008-2009




WHERE                  STRUCTURE                     FOR WHOM       TRANSP           REFERRAL               FEE                 WHEN                 WAIT

Worcester              Fitness and cultural          All ages       No               508-756-7109           Varies              Varies               No
                       programming                                                   Contact: David
Jewish                                                                               LaChapelle                                 Call for details
Community              Summer Camp (for
                       members and non                                               Website:
Center                 members)                                                      www.worcesterjcc.org
633 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

                       After School Program          K- 5th grade   Only from        508-756-7109           Varies, must be a   2:30pm-5:30pm        No
                                                                    specific         Contact: David         member of JCC       (with extended
                                                                    schools          LaChapelle                                 day also available
                                                                                                                                until 6:00pm)

                       Swim Classes, Basketball      K- 5th grade   No               508-756-7109           Varies              Sundays ONLY         No
                                                                                     Contact: David
                                                                                     LaChapelle

Southeast Asian        Drop-In Center                Girls & Boys   No               508-791-4373           Free                Monday-              No
                       Academic homework and         Ages 13-19     (on bus route)   Contact:                                   Thursday:
Coalition of           tutoring assistance, peer                                     Joanne Tran                                2:00pm-6:00pm
Central Mass.          leadership, community                                         Email:                                     Friday: 2:00pm-
                       service activities, culture                                   jtran@seacma.org                           4:00pm
120 Chandler Street    dance group, soccer, indoor
Worcester, MA 01609    recreational activities                                       Website:
                                                                                     www.seacma.org




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