We were Awarded a 3 Year NYS 21st Century After School Enrichment Program Grant

Through a lot of hard work and determination our agency was awarded  3 Year NYS 21st Century After School Enrichment Program Grant to continue providing quality after school care to our community.  As we enter into a new school year with new teachers, new friends, new learning standards and a plethora of many other new things, it is vitally important that students are engaged in learning not only during the school day, but also during the after school hours. After school hours are sited to be time the most likely for kids to participate in delinquent behaviors. After school is a time to complete homework, reinforce the lessons learned during the day, participate in new enriching activities, develop social skills and new friendships. Fortunately, UDCDA/Gloria J. Parks Community Center is able to provide quality & cutting edge services to Buffalo-area families at no cost.

This New York State Department of Education funded 21st Century After School Enrichment program provides students grades 1- 8 the opportunity to gain assistance with homework, participate in small group New York state preparatory ELA/Math lessons, be engaged in enriching experiences which are not limited to science, engineering, dance, culinary arts, fine arts, health, sports and game zone. Students are also, provided a healthy snack daily. The UDCDA/GJP 21st Century After School program operates Monday through Friday from 2:30-6:00pm. Students who attend Buffalo Public Schools will be transported to the community center following their school day; Parents are responsible for arranging transportation home from program. UDCDA/GJP 21st Century participants also have the opportunity to attend various cultural events, fun field trips and monthly parental involvement activities throughout the year.

There is no cost to enroll in the UDCDA/Gloria J. Parks Community Center 21st Century After School Program.

Applications may be completed at the Gloria J. Parks Community Center, located at 3242 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214. There are limited slots available; Apply today. Feel free to contact Nyeema Quinniey, Director UDCDA/GJP 21st Century program at 832-1010.