Rocky Mount NC to Begin After School Programs on August 29

Source: City Of Rocky Mount NC.
Source: City Of Rocky Mount NC.

Released by Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount

The city of Rocky Mount will begin offering its after school programs starting Monday, August 29, 2016. The programs will continue through Friday, June 9, 2017.

The city has announced the following locations and times for after school:

  • Booker T. Washington Community Center, 727 Pennsylvania Avenue in Rocky Mount, 2:30-6pm
  • The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences, 270 Gay Street in Rocky Mount, 2:30-6pm
  • Englewood Elementary, 101 S Englewood Drive in Rocky Mount, 3-6pm
  • Williford Elementary, 801 Williford Street in Rocky Mount, 3:15-6pm

According to Heather White, recreation program supervisor, a new component for the after school program, which has been coordinated by the city of Rocky Mount for over a decade, is the addition of new sites and a before-school option. Winstead Avenue Elementary, 991 S Winstead Avenue in Rocky Mount, will be the site for its after school program from 3-6pm; and, parents may also utilize the location before school begins, from 6:30-8am.

The after school initiative follows the Nash-Rocky Mount school calendar. Staff is comprised of retired Nash-Rocky Mount school teachers, childhood education specialists and local community college students.

“Children receive a well-rounded experience while in our care,” says White. “There is time for academic advancement, a healthy snack, physical activity and social development.”

In addition to homework assistance, the program includes structured activities, such as music, arts and crafts, dancing, physical education, gardening and cooking.

While after school begins on Monday, August 29, 2016, registration is open throughout the duration of the program.

Space is also limited to the first 30 students at the Booker T. Washington Community Center and at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences.

For more information, visit rockymountnc.gov/recservices, or call 252.467.3925.

Details including prices and an application link are available here.

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