This program serves approximately 30-40 children during the school year. The yearlong curriculum is designed to enhance social and academic growth for children 5 –21 years of age. This program is unique in nature as it is also an inclusion program for children with special needs. Children are encouraged to participate in group activities that promote teamwork and shared problem solving. This allows authentic experiences that encourage the adoption of citizenship skills. Individual leadership and personal decision-making are fostered through the mentoring of a caring adult staff. Each child gets a daily nutritious snack, homework help, literacy lessons, physical exercise and the adoption of basic oral and physical hygiene routines and wellness concepts.
“I am a single mother who works long hours. I depend on the Urban League Afterschool Program to help my child with his homework and keep him focused.”
“The staff meets my Special Needs child outside of the highschool and walks him to program. This is the first time he has participated in an outside activity.”
The Broome County Urban League has its summer program as a continuation of the After School Enrichment Inclusion Program and serves 40-50 children. Each week of the summer program is planned around a theme and all curriculum, activities and field trips correlate with our theme. All students enrolled in grades k-12 are welcomed to register in the SEP at the BCUL. We charge a nominal fee for our service based on household income. Programs run from 8am until 6pm, Monday through Friday. Children participate in activities, such as learning about computers, recreational time, arts & crafts, cultural events, and most importantly just have fun. Children are served breakfast, lunch and a nutritious snack, compliments of the Binghamton City School District breakfast and lunch program.