Elementary School Afterschool Programs
In free afterschool programs sponsored by Mosser Village Family Center, children learn and have fun in a safe, supervised environment. Run in partnership with the Allentown School District and funded by a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, afterschool programs are currently held in Mosser and Sheridan Elementary Schools beginning in early October and ending in early June.
The program starts at 3:15 with dinner and social time. From 3:45 to 5:15 the students focus on homework with help and tutoring available from teachers who work in the program. During the final hour, students take part in hands-on activities focused on science, the arts, math, and language.
The Mosser Village Family Center staff works with staff at each school to identify goals and outcomes for the afterschool program at that site, and to develop activities to attain those outcomes.
Mosser Village Family Center offers Summer Camp for children between the ages of 7 (and completed 1st grade) and 11. Camp combines lots of summer fun with interesting educational activities. Volunteers from community partners like the Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, Allentown Police K-9 department, or Allentown Health Bureau’s Fruit Van share their expertise and lead the children in fun activities. Based at the Mosser Village Family Center, Summer Camp also includes educational field trips and visits to Mack Pool.
The 2016 Summer Camp will be held Monday through Thursday, July 5 – August 6, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Center. Registration is required; this is not a drop-in program. Space is limited to 35 children. Contact Mitzi Xander at 610-820-4067 for further info and registration.
Community Bikes Work at Mosser Village Family Center
Mosser Village Family Center is now a Community Bike Works programs site. In the Earn a Bike program, children learn bike mechanics and safety while practicing reading, writing, teamwork and work ethic skills. At the end of class, they earn their refurbished bicycle and a new helmet. Along the way, peer role models and adult mentors positively influence the students’ outlook on school and life.
Other Community Bike Works programs include Earn a Book, Afternoon Drop-in, and Youth Leadership. The capstone of a student’s experience is our Youth Apprentice program, in which students who have served as youth volunteers earn their first paycheck as members of the Community Bike Works staff.
All programs are offered free of charge. For information, contact Mitzi Xander at 610-820-4067.