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After-school programs offered

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on September 9, 2005 1:46 PM

Wayne County 4-H is accepting enrollments for its after-school programs in elementary and middle schools.

The programs are designed to enrich children's lives educationally, socially, culturally, emotionally and physically while also providing a safe and familiar setting, said Polly Allegra, the program's coordinator. The programs provide hands-on learning, life skills training and community service opportunities.

The programs, held during the week from 3-6 p.m., are run by 4-H staff members who have training in first aid, CPR, basic school age care, asset building, monthly curriculum planning and storytelling.

According to the National Institute on Out-Of-School Time, there are about 49 million children ages 6 through 17 in the U.S. who don't have any regular after-school care.

Anyone interested in enrolling in a 4-H after-school program is urged to contact the 4-H office at 731-1527.