Foundations After-School Program:
To have a strong, sound structure you have to begin with a solid foundation! The Foundations After-School Program aims to foster ethical values and teach academic and life skills for youth. Foundations focal point is the six pillars of character: respect, caring, trustworthiness, citizenship, fairness and responsibility. The pillars of character are taught in conjunction with physical activity and nutrition, science, social studies and life skill lessons in a fun format that keeps kids interested.
The after-school program focuses on giving children educational and recreational opportunities after the formal school day has ended. Participants will be involved in structured activities, such as tutoring, homework help, arts/crafts, recreation and sporting activities.
The Department's goal is to provide your children with positive experiences through the assistance of our staff. Our staff have been selected for their ability to teach, their love of recreation, and their care for young people. The staff will present materials with a positive and encouraging approach.
All children are welcome, pre-registration is required. Space is limited and is accepted on a first come first serve basis.
Transportation is not provided for this program.
You may register online or print the registration form and bring it to our Administrative Office.
For additional information, please contact our Administrative Office by email or call us at 352-334-5067.
Convenient After-School Locations:
Albert "Ray" Massey Recreation Center
1001 NW 34th Street
Eastside Community Center
2841 E University Avenue
Clarence R. Kelly Community Center
1701 NE 8th Avenue
Porters Community Center
512 SW 2nd Terrace
Mon, Tues, Thurs: 1:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Wed, Fri: 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm
1st – 8th Grades
Cost per Day:
City Residents*: $3.30
Non-City Residents: $5.00
Scholarships available to eligible families. Must qualify through
School Board of Alachua County (SBAC) for free or reduced lunch.
*Proof of residency (GRU Bill or Voter ID card) is required at the time of registration.
Please note: there is no after-school program on the city-recognized holidays and other select dates.