By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator
As parents, caregivers, and students across the Brazos Valley gear up for the new school year, they should consider enrolling in the Lincoln Recreation Center’s After School Program.
High-quality after-school programs help keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and serve as a source of support and comfort to working families.
According to the Afterschool Alliance, parents increasingly look to after-school programs to support young people’s overall health and development. However, access barriers prevent millions of youngsters from benefiting from these programs. In many cases, cost and a lack of transportation are the main contributors.
Through the College Station Parks and Recreation Department, the Lincoln Recreation Center offers an affordable program for kids 6-15 years old with constructive activities and responsible supervision by well-trained staff. The program is open to residents and non-residents, and transportation is provided from select schools.
Here’s the schedule and fees:
FALL SEMESTER • Aug. 17-Dec. 16 • Mon.-Fri. • 3-6 p.m.
Early Release Day • Dec. 16 • 12:30-5:30 p.m.
All Day Program • Oct. 7 & 10 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed • Sept. 5, Nov. 21-25, Dec. 19-Jan. 2
SPRING SEMESTER • Jan. 3-May 19 • Mon.-Fri. • 3-6 p.m.
All Day Program • Jan. 3, Feb. 20, March 13-16, April 10 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed • Jan. 16, March 17, April 7, May 22-29
Provided from South Knoll, College Hills, Rock Prairie, Southwood Valley, River Bend, Oakwood Intermediate, Cypress Grove Intermediate, A&M Consolidated Middle School, and International Leadership of Texas.
Resident • $75
Non-Resident • $90
Qualifying Households • $45 Resident & $54 Non-Resident (must bring proof of eligibility)
Transportation • $45
Late Pick-Up Fee • First 15 minutes: $5 ($1 for each additional minute)
Registration begins Monday, July 18, and spots are limited. Register in person at the Lincoln Recreation Center. For more information, visit cstx.gov/lincolncenter or call 979-764-3779.
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