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K-5th graders

The Leonhard Afterschool Program will provide a comfortable, yet stimulating, environment for youth. Participants will engage in homework help and active, fun activities. The Leonhard afterschool program is designed to boost your child’s confidence, self-esteem, character, and social skills and our highly-trained staff focus on recreation, art, music, and healthy eating/healthy living. Homework time begins around 5p.

Transportation: Parents must check with Unit 4 Transportation to see if their child qualifies for busing to the Leonhard Recreation Center based on their policies. Champaign Park District does NOT provide transportation.
*You may pay a $20 non-refundable deposit per child, per month to hold a spot. The balance will be due on the dates listed below by 5p. Participants will be dropped at this time and space offered to waiting list participants.

Dates: 8/19/2021-5/20/2022
Days: M-F, follows Unit 4 school calendar (schedule is subject to change)
Location: Leonhard Recreation Center
Deadline: Open until filled
Questions: shannon.meissner@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3988


L.E.A.D. Afterschool Program

Learn. Excel. Achieve. Display.

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: 8/19/21-5/21/22
Days: M-F, follows Unit 4 school calendar (schedule is subject to change)
Location: Douglass Community Center
Deadline: Open until filled
Questions: lynne.franco@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573


CUSR Afterschool Program

Ages 5-22
Fill your afternoon with games, sports, arts and crafts, cooking, and hanging out with friends! We will offer an inclusive and safe atmosphere where we will laugh, play, grow, and learn new skills. Each child should bring a snack in a disposable container. Please no peanuts/nut products. COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced and followed.

GOALS: Improve verbal and social skills, build new friendships, and gain self-confidence and independence. Expand knowledge of leisure activities.

Dates: 8/23/21-5/20/22
Days: M-F, follows Unit 4 & Unit 116 schedules
Location: CUSR Center
Min/Max: 6/12
Deadline: One week prior to month starting

As we move forward in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan we look forward to offering limited in-person programs. Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation is committed to the health and safety of all employees, guardians, community members, and participants.

In order to best prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our workplace and within agency programs, procedures have been put into place utilizing the most recent information from local and federal health organizations. Please visit our Participant Assessment For In-Person Programming page for more information on eligibility requirements and steps required to register.


Financial Assistance

Jimmy John's Youth Scholarship Join all the fun!

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. For more information, please visit our Financial Assistance page.



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