By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator
As the new school year approaches, parents and caregivers are determining the best ways to support their children during the crucial hours after school. “Do you know what your kids are doing after 3 p.m.?” is a familiar question they must address.
According to the Afterschool Alliance, parents increasingly look to after-school programs to support their kids’ health and development. The programs provide a secure and supervised environment and nurture learning, growth, and well-being.
Unfortunately, cost and transportation barriers prevent many youngsters from accessing and benefiting from after-school programs.
To address those challenges, the Lincoln Recreation Center and the College Station Parks and Recreation Department offer an affordable program for children ages 6-15. The program features constructive activities and responsible supervision by well-trained staff and is open to residents and non-residents.
Transportation is 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.
Here’s the schedule and fees:
FALL SEMESTER • Aug. 16-Dec. 15 • Mon.-Fri. • 3-6 p.m.
All Day Program • Oct. 6 & 9 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Early Release Day • Dec. 15 • 12:30-5:30 p.m.
Closed • Sept. 4, Nov. 20-26, Dec. 25-31
SPRING SEMESTER • Jan. 3-May 17 • Mon.-Fri. • 3-6 p.m.
All Day Program • Feb. 19, March 11-14, April 1 • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed • Jan. 15, March 15 & 29, May 20-27
Resident • $80
Non-Resident • $95
Qualifying Households • $48 resident; $57 non-resident (proof of eligibility)
Transportation • $48
Late Pick-Up Fee • First 15 minutes: $6 ($2 for each additional minute)
Registration is open, but spots are limited. Register in person at the Lincoln Recreation Center.
For more information, visit cstx.gov/lincolncenter or call 979-764-3779.
About the Blogger
Kelli Nesbitt has served the Parks & Recreation Department for 18 years, the last 10 as marketing coordinator. A native of Bryan, she earned a bachelor’s degree in health & kinesiology from Sam Houston State.
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