After school programs available in Dallas

After school programs available in Dallas

As the school year gets started again, parents may need to find an after school program that best suits their children’s needs, and in the Dallas area there are many options. Here are a few to consider:

Dallas Recreation Centers
After school programs are offered at 35 Recreation Centers across Dallas, and transportation is provided at select sites. All programs run from 3-6 pm, and rates vary depending on location. The program includes a healthy snack, homework assistance; along with other activities such as art, sports and games. Find more information here.

Dallas City Libraries
All library locations will provide a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) programs, geared toward elementary school kids. 15 Locations will serve a Super Snack to kids and teens 18 and under, provided by Equal Heart. Check with your local branch. Find more information on the library’s website.

Community Development Block Grant programs at DISD and Rec Centers
The Community Development Block Grant is money provided by the federal government to the City of Dallas. Using a portion of this grant, the Park and Recreation Department can provide free after school programs for qualified children at 20 DISD schools and four rec centers. Children must be between ages 6-12, be a Dallas resident and be enrolled at a participating school to qualify. Preference for registration is given to low income and single female head of households.

Participating DISD schools:

John Q. Adams Elementary
Bayles Elementary
Harrell Budd Elementary
David G. Burnet Elementary
Cesar Chavez Elementary
Nancy. J. Cochran Elementary
Lelia P. Cowart Elementary
Highland Meadows Elementary
Lida Hooe Elementary
L.L. Hotchkiss Elementary
Louise W. Kahn Elementary
Edwin J. Kiest Elementary
Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary
B.H. Macon Elementary
John W. Runyon Elementary
Clinton Russell Elementary
Julian T. Saldivar Elementary
Ascher Silberstein Elementary
Martin Weiss Elementary
Ignacio Zaragoza Elementary

Participating rec centers:

Janie C. Turner
John C. Phelps
K.B. Polk
Find more information on qualification and registration here.

DISD YMCA Programs

YMCA after school programs are offered on campus at 11 DISD elementary schools. All programs run from the time school is dismissed until 6:30 p.m., and rates vary depending on location.

Participating rec centers:

Anne Frank
Robert E. Lee
Stonewall Jackson

Five DISD elementary schools will transport to Park South YMCA for the after school program. Participating schools:

Charles Rice
Martin Luther King
St. Anthony
St. Philip’s School and Community Center
The program includes a healthy snack, physical activity and homework assistance. Find rates and more information here.

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