The Meadows Apartment offers youths living there positive alternatives and outlets. Various after-school activities are offered, including sports, crafts and science projects, homework assistance, and mentoring. Community members are creating a safe and fun environment for children to thrive and college ready.
More activities for the whole community including a community garden, regular gatherings to learn and grow together.
Free-After School Program:
The Meadows LifeLine Community Center has been offering a free-after school program for the youth in The Meadows Apartments. We have a structured program that creates an environment for learning and creating activities to encourage self-awareness and personal growth.
Group Learning. Those who participate in the after-school program have a voice in its daily activities. Often lessons are taught in a group setting with hands-on activities that encourage and implement the importance of working together.
Opportunities for Experience. With our new upcoming program ‘Get Outdoors” we will be working weekly to encourage our participants with getting in touch with nature, even if it is their own backyard.
On top of that, we make it a point to take the kids on field trips and to participate in other outside activities.
Parents & Toddlers. Our newest addition to our “Little’s Time” that helps with the development of children ages 0-5 in areas of social, verbal, and motor skills, as well as offers support groups and classes for parents on the importance of self-care and stress management.
Parties. Almost monthly there are events, potlucks, and parties to celebrate one another and bring openness and connection to the community. Often we have different themed parties for participants to invite their parents and families and enjoy.
Why an After-School Program?
The impact of after-school programs has continuously have been found to encourage:
Increased academic effort and decreased likeliness of skipping school.
Fewer emotional and behavioral problems.
Improved leadership skills.
Keeps kids active and teaches healthy habits.