Afterschool and Summer Enrichment Program
Bridging Youth to Opportunities
Fayette & Westmoreland Counties
The 21st Century Nita M. Lowery Afterschool Enrichment Program provides youth in grades K-12 with homework help, tutoring, academic enrichment activities, character building opportunities, health and nutrition education, and physical activity. Programming runs three hours a day after school Monday through Thursday, except in West Crawford Elementary where programming is an hour before school and two hours after school. Students are encouraged to attend four days a week. During the school year, presentations and speakers are offered to enhance the educational experience. Youth Staff also brings in Science on the Road presentations from the Carnegie Science Center and STEM programming by Rivers of Steel.
Please contact your local school office for an application.
The Afterschool Enrichment Program can be found at the following districts and sites:
|Dunbar Twp. Elementary (3rd-5th)
|West Crawford Elementary (3rd-5th)
|Connellsville Area Middle School (6th-8th)
|Bullskin Elementary (3rd-5th)
|Springfield CN Pritts Elementary (3rd-5th)
|Monessen Elementary (3rd-5th)
|Southmoreland Elementary (3rd-5th)
|Southmoreland Middle School (6-8th)
The Summer Enrichment Program
The Summer Enrichment Program is an extension of the afterschool programming. The Summer Enrichment Program encourages students to continue learning out of school and not fall victim to “summer slide,” a decrease in student achievement that can result in a long-term achievement gap. Depending on the site, a 6-week, hands-on summer program is offered. Participants are engaged in hands-on cultural and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning opportunities.
Over past summers, the youth have built water bottle rockets and solar ovens and made chalk art and much, much more. The Youth Staff bring in programming from Penn State an other post-secondary colleges to provide the students with unique learning opportunities.
Both programs are offered at no cost to the family. Transportation and a snack is provided to all children.
Additional Information about the Programs
The Afterschool Enrichment Program and the Summer Enrichment Program are funded by 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants through the Department of Education.
Applicants must complete a registration packet. Download the Afterschool/Summer Enrichment Packet.
Reports for the program can be found by clicking these links: 2018 Cohort 9 Final Report | 2019 Cohort 9 Final Report | 2020 – 2021 Cohort 9 Final Report | 2020 – 2021 Cohort 10 Final Report | 2021-2022 Cohort 9 Final Report | 2021-2022 Cohort 10 Final Report | 2022-2023 Cohort 9 Final Report | 2022-2023 Cohort 10 Final Report |
Pa CareerLink®, School Districts, Social Service/Community Based Agencies, YMCA, ETI, Penn State Fayette, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Penn State New Kensington.
Contact our Youth Supervisor for further information at 724-836-2600.