The Boys and Girls Club of Carbon County is currently hosting open enrollment for their After School Program for students in the area. The first day will begin on Monday, September 29, with a weekly schedule that works in conjunction with the Carbon School District early release calendar. Hours of operation will be Mondays from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Tuesday through Friday 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

“We are having open enrollment for our After School Program, so we are inviting anyone in the community with school age children who would like a safe place for them to go after school to come and enroll in our program, its only $20.00 a year and signing up is relatively easy, the only prerequisite is that you are a student k through 12,” said Josie Luke, Executive Director. There are times that the youth in the Carbon County area are left at home after school with no adult care or supervision and the club offers a safe place for them to learn, grow and have fun.

“We would love to see a lot of new faces, I think we do our best to do a really good program for them and we have a lot of wonderful outcomes from the work that we see with those kids, so if you’re interested contact us for information or show up on this week or on the 29th which is the day we start once again,” stated Luke. The club is located at 30 East 200 North and always has an open door policy, so if parents would like to stop by in person to get a tour of the facility, meet the staff they may do so before enrolling their child.

Amy Anast, Youth Program Director spoke about what a day in the program consists of, “Typically, Tuesday through Friday….well Mondays are a little different because we open at 2:00 pm. But Tuesday through Friday the kids come in at 3:00 pm and are there till 6:45 pm. First thing we do is Miss Stella always has a delicious and healthy snack ready for them, so they sit down and have their snack, clean up, do whatever it is they need to do, then we do a power hour which is our homework help.” It’s very important for the club to instill academic success in their students to succeed above and beyond high school.

The club also encourages the youth to live a healthy lifestyle as Anast explains further, “We have some programs ourselves that we follow that just helps instill healthy living, healthy lifestyles, community out networking, things like that so we do a lot with them.

Fridays are our fun days, basically the kids get to let loose, sometimes we do things out in the community.” These workshop type programs range from the arts, health and life skills, sports and recreation, character and leadership, education and career development.

For more details and information on open enrollment call 637-6066.