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Afterschool 2016-17 Information

L.E.A.D. Afterschool Program

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K-5th graders
L.E.A.D. is an acronym focusing on the four key elements needed for youth to be successful in education and their lives. Our afterschool program provides a warm, caring environment beyond school hours where your children have the opportunity to have an afterschool snack, complete homework, play with friends, and learn from community organizations. Arrangements can be made with Unit #4 to pick-up kids attending schools in the district.

Dates: August 17, 2016 – May 25, 2017
Day: M-F
Time: 2:00p–6:00p
Location: Douglass Community Center
Fee (R/NR): $94/$141 per month (schedule follows Unit 4 Calendar. Shortened weeks have reduced fees)
Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3919


Leonhard Afterschool Program

K-5th graders

This newly developed afterschool program will provide a comfortable, yet stimulating, environment for youth. Participants will engage in homework help and high active, fun physical activities. Our staff members are highly trained. The Leonhard afterschool program is designed to boost your child’s confidence, self-esteem, character, and social skills. It focuses on recreation, art, music and healthy eating/healthy living. Homework time begins around 5:00p. Transportation will be provided to the Leonhard Recreation Center by Unit 4 Schools.

Dates: August 17, 2016 – May 25, 2017
Day: M-F
Time: 2:00p–6:00p
Location: Leonhard Recreation Center
Fee (R/NR): $200/$300 per month (Schedule follows Unit 4 Calendar. Shortened weeks have reduced fees)
Questions: shannon.meissner@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3988


Teens In Action (T.I.A.) Afterschool Program

6th – 8th graders

Take advantage of this new afterschool program specifically designed for youth in grades 6-8. Teens will enjoy a multitude of activities every weekday including social outings, snack time, homework help, games and guest speakers. Participants will also have the opportunity to plan and implement their own service
projects, special events, socials, and more!

Dates: August 17, 2016 – May 25, 2017
Day: M-F
Time: 3:00p–6:00p
Location: Douglass Community Center
Fee (R/NR): $30/$45 per month
Questions: tiffany.white@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3919


CUSR Afterschool Program

Ages 5-22

Fill your afternoon with games, sports, arts and crafts, cooking, field trips, and hanging out with friends! We will offer an amazing and safe atmosphere where we will laugh, play, grow, and learn new skills.
GOALS: Improve verbal and social skills, build new friendships and gain self-confidence and independence and expand knowledge of leisure activities.

Dates: August 17, 2016 – May 25, 2017
Day: M-F
Time: 2:30p–5:30p
Location: Hays Recreation Center
Fee (R/NR): $201/$301.50 per month
Questions: jessica.deyoung@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3919
A CUSR registration form must be used. You may register for CUSR programs at Hays Recreation Center or online at www.cuspecialrecreation.com.


Program Scholarships:

Because some residents are unable to participate in recreation programs due to economic hardship, the Champaign Park District offers scholarships to reduce certain fees and charges. Jimmy John’s Youth Scholarship Program applicants are not guaranteed fund availability, program registration or choice of program location. Early applications are given priority.  Need is the primary criterion upon which scholarship applicants are considered. Questions: 398-2550.

Scholarship Form 2016-17 This form will be used by any applicant who wants financial help with programs occurring between May 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017. Page 3 is one page per child, so print multiple copies if needed. CUSR participants should use CUSR Scholarship Form 2016-17.

Scholarship Add Programs This form will be used by anyone who has already been approved for a scholarship and needs to add more programs. One page per child. CUSR participants should use CUSR Scholarship Add Programs.

If you would like to submit your completed scholarship application with the required documents by email, please send them to tom.gilbert@champaignparks.com

Child Care Resource Service (CCRS): Child Care Resource Service helps income-eligible parents who are working and/or going to school to pay for their child care. Eligibility is based on family size and parents’ income. Working families whose incomes are at or below 50% of the state median income level may be eligible. Processing the application can take up to 10 business days, once all the necessary information is received. Please pick up an application form from CCRS. CCRS approved families may register for summer camps by paying a $10 deposit per child/per session of camp. These deposits may be refunded at the end of the summer once all CCRS checks are received and there is a credit balance. If money is still owed on your account once CCRS checks have been applied, you will be responsible for the rest of the bill. Because the Park District does not receive payment from CCRS until one month after the service was provided, your deposit could be refunded as late as October. Questions: Child Care Resource Service, 333-3252 or 1-800-325-5516

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