After-school programs are fun, safe environments where kids can develop new skills, experience different types of learning, and meet new friends! There are many benefits to enrolling your kids in these programs. Here are some reasons as to why after-school programs are important for children and youth!
DEVELOP NEW SKILLS
There are many different types of after-school programs depending on your child’s needs, interests, intentions, and goals. By participating in programs, kids have the opportunity to learn new skills that can be transferred and applied in their everyday lives! Not only are these programs fun, they are packed with unique, exciting learning opportunities.
By attending and participating in after-school programs, youth are provided opportunities to establish connections with other kids which will improve their social skills. When kids establish connections with their peers and even meet new friends, these programs become a place where they feel a sense of belonging and part of a community. This sense of community and belonging is so important to nurturing a child’s mental health and well-being.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
As we know, different kids learn in different ways. After-school programs can teach kids a variety of new skills that they may not have the chance to learn in school. Many programs even provide academic help and support for youth who require assistance with their school work. Working with specially trained staff members, kids will receive a more personalized and fun learning experience.
It isn’t uncommon for youth to participate in after-school programs because of the lack of supervision available at home in the hours after school. Parents have many different responsibilities but can feel at-ease knowing that these programs are a safe and fun environment for their kids to develop their skills and learn new things!
MOORELANDS KIDS AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
At Moorelands Kids’ programs, we help guide youth in creating connections in a safe learning environment while developing life and leadership skills.
by Cindy Liu