Fort McCoy News September 27, 2013

After-School Program promotes youth growth

Youth in the Fort McCoy After-School Program can participate in a variety of activities designed to encourage their mental and physical growth.

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Youth in the Child, Youth and School Services After-School Program participate in one of the many clubs offered through the program.
Photo by Rob Schuette

The program is offered after school on week days and full time on non-school days, including snow days, through the end of the school year in June 2014. Youth in grades kindergarten through 12 are eligible to participate.

The program's after-school hours are free for youth in grades six to 12. Full-time and hourly care options are available.

Cori Yahnke, Child, Youth and School Services School Age director, said youth can get help with their homework during a power hour homework room or work on enrichment activities.

Boys and Girls and 4H Clubs offer programs in the four service areas of sports, fitness and health options; life skills, citizenship and leadership activities; arts, recreation and leisure activities; and mentoring, intervention and education support activities.

The After-School Program also is in the planning stages of considering adding a bowling league and tennis club, Yahnke said.

Transportation to Fort McCoy for youth attending school in the Sparta and Tomah Area School Districts is available.

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Community service projects in the Child, Youth and School Services After-School Program include picking up litter and beautifying the area.
Photo by Rob Schuette

Space in the program for the 2014 school year still is available for interested youth.

For more information about the After-School Program, call 608-388-4373.