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Afterschool 2019-20 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.

August 15, 2018 – May 22, 2020
Mon-Fri, 2:00p–6:00p
Location: Douglass Community Center
Fee (R|NR): $100|$150 per month (schedule follows traditional Unit 4 Calendar.)
Questions: brittney.washington@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573

2019-2020 Parent Handbook

2019-2020 Parent Handbook – Fillable


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.

August 15, 2019 – May 22, 2020
Mon-Fri, 2:00p–6:00p
Location: Leonhard Recreation Center
Fee (R|NR): $200|$250 per month (Schedule follows Unit 4 Calendar. Shortened months have reduced fees)
Questions: shannon.meissner@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3988

2019-2020 Parent Handbook

2019-2020 Parent Handbook – Fillable


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.

August 15, 2019 – May 22, 2020
Mon-Fri, 2:30p–5:30p
Hays Recreation Center
Fee (R|NR): $201|$301.50 per month (Shortened months have reduced fees)
Questions: morgen.mcgraw@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3919
A CUSR registration form must be used. You may register for CUSR programs at any Champaign Park District facility or online (with completion of the Annual Information Form).

All CUSR participants are required to completely a yearly Annual Information Form.  This form must be completed and returned to Hays Recreation Center prior to registration.

2019-20 CUSR Parent Handbook-Fillable


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 Forms:

This form will be used by any applicant who wants financial help with programs occurring between May 1, 2019 through April 30, 2020. Page 3 is for each child requesting assistance, so print multiple copies if needed. 

Additional Programs Scholarship Form:

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.

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

Click here to get information on how you can support the Youth Scholarship Fund.

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 schools out programs 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

Please Note: Due to governmental changes of CCRS requirements, Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation does not accept CCRS applications.   

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