ARCADE After-School Program
The Elmira City School District is pleased to offer a free after-school program called the Arcade program. This program is for third- through sixth-graders only; it began February 3, 2014 and will end May 20th, 2016.
This program is designed to increase academic performance, build positive traits and, help families support children. Activities include homework help, tutoring, physical fitness, Adventure Based Learning, STEM projects (engineering, robotics, natural science), fine arts, service learning and cooking/nutrition instruction. A snack will be provided each day.
ARCADE Program sites are at Beecher, Broadway, Coburn and Hendy Elementary schools. The program begins immediately after dismissal time Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and runs for three hours. There is no program on Wednesdays.
The ARCADE Program runs when school is in session and will cancel when there are no after-school activities. ARCADE applications are available in the Main Office at the program sites and will be distributed at the beginning of the new school year. All students must be enrolled in the program to attend. Bus transportation is provided for all students who are enrolled in the program.
The YWCA of Elmira and the Southern Tier, Economic Opportunity Program of Chemung and Schuyler Counties, Southside Community Center, and Elmira College are program partners. The ARCADE program is funded entirely through a grant from the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program. Due to After-School Grant Regulations, the ARCADE Program is NOT a drop-in program. All students who are enrolled in the program must attend everyday (written excuses will be required). ARCADE stands for, "Advancing Relationships, Character, & Aspirations Drives Excellence." This program is free to all district families.
For more information, contact Jennifer Biggs, Project Director of the ARCADE program, at 607-735-3580 or email@example.com.