The CONNECTIONS After School Program

Encouraging Learning and Exploration

About the After School Program
The CONNECTIONS After School Program operates Monday through Thursday, from September 29th, 2014 – May 28th, 2015. Each day the program begins at 2:50 pm and runs until 5:50 p.m. Click to read our Program Brochure.

To Register

Click here to download the general registration form. Please print and complete the form. Completed forms can be returned to your child's school.

The After-School Program

In addition to homework support, snack, and transportation, participants will be able to choose from a wide variety of Enrichment Club activities.

These activities include but aren't limited to:
COMMUNITY SERVICE
GARDENING
BASKETBALL
SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
ROBOTICS
HIP HOP DANCE
COOKING
MAGIC
MURAL ARTS
MARTIAL ARTS

Students are cooking up a storm!

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The CONNECTIONS Program is offered in the following sites.

Program Site/Location
Grades Served

Get the work done, then have some fun!

Dean Technical

9-12
Donahue
5-8

Kelly

5-8

McMahon

2-5

Peck

2-5
White
2-5
Morgan
2-5

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William S. White Award

The CONNECTIONS Program was one of two after school programs nationwide to become a recipient of the 2008 William S. White 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program of Distinction award by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

The William S. White Award has traditionally been awarded to an individual who has dedicated his/her work, time, and effort in the service of children, schools, and communities. To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program, the Mott Foundation has opted to recognize 21st CCLC programs that have demonstrated a commitment to providing quality programming that exemplifies the goals of the 21st CCLC grant. The CONNECTIONS Program is honored to have been a recipient of this prestigious award.

Students enjoy a trip to UMASS, Amherst.

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Tutoring/ Mentoring in CONNECTIONS


Justin from Hampshire College works with
Morgan students.


Students and tutors from Morgan


Are you interested in working with the CONNECTIONS program as a tutor/mentor? Do you want to teach students a new activity? Are you interested in working with youth? If yes, then you should consider being a tutor/mentor for the CONNECTIONS After-School Program for the upcoming school year. Below are a few documents that can give you more information on the various opportunities available.


Helpful Links:


CONNECTIONS Work-Study Positions

Tutor / Mentor Job Description

Prospective Tutor Questionnaire

General Program Information

 

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Resources

Feel free to use and distribute the following resources!

Field Trip Forms Resources

Field Trip Policy

Field Trip Permission Slip

Sample Student Survey

Tutoring Survey

Sample Parent Survey

Sample Tutor Appreciation Certificate

Petty Cash Spreadsheet

Sample Robotics Award

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For more information, contact:

Jorge L. Castellano
Director of After School and Out of School Time Programs
Email: jcastellano@hps.holyoke.ma.us
Phone: (413) 313-7710
Jennifer L. Scott
Associate Director of After School and Out of School Time Programs
Email:
jscott@hps.holyoke.ma.us
Phone: (413) 478-6132

57 Suffolk Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: (413) 534-2000
Fax: (413) 534-3730