Office of Extended Learning, Family & Community Engagement.
Welcome to Jamestown After School!
Did you know that each day in America, when schools across the country are dismissed, 15 million children and adolescents are adrift? In New York State alone, 800,000 (that’s more than 25%!) schoolchildren are on their own during the peak at-risk hours between 3:00 and 6:00 PM – after the school day ends, and before parents get home from work.
Despite growing awareness that children are at particular risk during these afternoon hours, the number and percentage of children left unsupervised in the afternoons has actually increased in the last 5 years. Fortunately, quality after school programming for kids in Jamestown is easily accessible, and families are taking good advantage of the opportunities
Over the past several years, after school programs have played an increasingly important role in providing valuable after school opportunities for children and families.
We are fortunate, here in Jamestown, to be able to offer after school programs that keep kids safe, inspire learning and help working families. Jamestown Public Schools, in partnership with Chautauqua Striders, YWCA of Jamestown, Boys & Girls Club, The Y, and other community organizations, provides academic support, a wide array of youth development activities that complement the regular school day, and family involvement opportunities at all five district elementary schools. Full after school programs are also offered at both Jefferson and Washington Middle Schools; limited activities are available at Persell Middle School. Niche-type, high interest activities for teens are offered at JHS, Infinity and Arts Council for Chautauqua County. Additionally, Eastside Y, the Y Teen Center and Boys & Girls Club provide popular summer and school year programming for youth ages 12 to 18. Supported by a variety of funding streams, including 21st Century, Advantage and Extended School Day grants, and very affordable family fees for our elementary and middle school programs, Jamestown After School is truly the place to be after three!