Y offers after school programs for youth

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Cassville R-4 School District has partnered with the Cassville YMCA to offer an after school program at the Cassville Intermediate School.

The Cassville YMCA's Primetime Program will begin immediately following the regular school day. Childcare services, which are for kindergarten through sixth grade students, will be offered until 5:45 p.m. each school day.

The Primetime Program will be structured using a schedule of events. Each afternoon will begin with snack time, and then children will have the opportunity to complete homework and receive tutoring services.

Organized games, crafts and free time activities will be offered after the homework and tutoring session.

"Activities will be based on the child's age group," said Chris Dunker, member support at the YMCA. "Students will also have free time to socialize and make friends in the program."

A minimal cost will apply to the Primetime Program, but financial assistance will be available to families. Children who qualify for reduced lunches will automatically receive a 25 percent discount, and children who qualify for free lunches will receive a 50 percent discount. Families do not have to be YMCA members to participate in the program. financial assistance is available.

"It's not too late to sign up," Dunker said. "There is a non-refundable $20 registration fee that must accompany the registration." Other fees apply, based on the number of days parents wish to have their child participate.

Parents interested in signing up for the Cassville YMCA's Primetime Program should visit the Y on Highway 248 in Cassville or call 846-1535.

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