Westminster’s Youth Services Program seeks to provide programming that provides a safe, nurturing environment which reinforces and enriches academic skills, teaches social skills, encourages good citizenship, develops leadership traits and provides activities to encourage a healthy lifestyle for children ages 6-14.
Westminster’s Afterschool Program ensures each child enrolled has a safe, nurturing, enriching, and exciting place to spend time after traditional school hours.
The Afterschool Program gives students a daily opportunity to complete homework assignments, review homework assignments with Program Staff to ensure comprehension and completion, participate in inclusive, team building recreation activities, engage in hands-on enrichment activities, and enjoy a warm, nutritious dinner.
Afterschool Program students also enjoy hands-on enrichment activities with Westminster’s many partner organizations and participate in an array of activities that include: arts enrichment, cooking, nutrition, and fitness, poetry, drama, and scouting opportunities to name a few. Once per month, students go on field trips which promote learning and social bonding with peers.
Westminster provides transportation from neighborhood schools to the Youth Services Center Monday-Friday. Afterschool Program runs from 3pm-6pm and can enroll 45 students.
Westminster Youth Services Summer Program works alongside students to combat summer learning loss, which disproportionately affects children of low socioeconomic backgrounds. Students in Westminster’s Summer Program engage in organized, age-appropriate academic activities like reading, math, and STEM, for a minimum of 12 hours per week.
In addition to academic time, students enjoy a wide range of other activities that encourage learning and healthy lifestyles, such as swimming lessons, trips to local libraries and participation in summer reading programs, exploring local nature preserves, physical fitness, nutrition, and healthy cooking classes, gardening time, and activities focused on children’s social and emotional development. Westminster also provides three meals to students daily.
On Fridays students go on field trips that supplement learning and provide students an opportunity to explore, Indianapolis, the state of Indiana, and surrounding areas. In the past, Westminster students have enjoyed field trips to: Louisville Slugger Museum, Science Central in Ft. Wayne, Fair Oaks Dairy Farm, Indiana State Museum, and the Indianapolis Zoo.
Westminster’s Summer Program can enroll up to 40 students and operates Monday through Friday from 7:30am-6pm.
To get your child signed up for our Afterschool or Summer program contact Jennifer Harlow, Youth Services Coordinator, email@example.com or 317.245.6294