After School Program
Our After-school Program was born out our desire to support children whose parents are often not home until late in the evenings. God gave us the mandate to occupy children’s idle hours with positive, safe, productive activities in a life-giving place of belonging. The old saying, “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop,” is perhaps more relevant in our modern world than ever before. We help children to move away from addiction to electronic gadgets, encourage them to interact with real human beings, assist them to get homework done in a timely manner and work with them on particular projects leading to the development of their inner unique talents.
Our After-school Program began in January 2016, to provide Brigade members and their friends with a safe and pleasant environment to do homework and have fun with friends. While at the program, they meet with tutors who can help with any troubles they face with their schoolwork or other aspects of their lives.
The first hour of the program focuses on relaxation to release the stress of the school day and includes meals and fun time with friends and volunteers. The next hour is quiet study time to concentrate on homework, school projects, reading, or any academic work. Once academic work is done, the members enjoy music lessons on Tuesdays, challenge themselves with board games on Wednesdays, and take part in community service on Thursdays. The last hour is devoted to one-on-one mentoring, giving children the opportunity to talk, pray, and share joys, aspirations, or concerns.
We are currently seeking mentors, music teachers, pastoral care counselors, prayer intercessors, special education certified teachers, social workers, educators, child psychologists and therapists, facilitators for elementary, middle and high school-aged groups, hall monitors/security personnel, logistics organizers, office help, and more.
If you are able to help us out in any of these areas– or if you are proficient in something not on this list that you think would be useful for our young people – please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
The After School Program Schedule
Tuesday 3:00pm—6:00pm Lunch & Fun/Academics/Music Classes/One-on-one time
Wednesday 3:00pm—6:00pm Lunch & Fun/Academics/Games/One-on-one time
Thursday 3:00pm—6:00pm Lunch & Fun/Academics/Community Service/One-on-one time.
Fees for After School Program is heavily subsidized by members of Grace Chapel and our sponsors including the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
If you would like your child to be part of this program, please fill the form below or contact us via the contact information listed in the “contact us” section of the site.