After School Programming
Girls First offers academic support and enrichment through the arts with a strong emphasis on life skills and building a positive sense of self led by caring mentors and teachers.
Serving girls in 1st through 4th grades, Girls First runs Monday through Thursday afternoons until 5:45pm. We provide bussing from Hancock and Gotwals schools to our location on Green Street. Students must be picked up between 5:45 - 6:00pm.
Every day we offer a full meal and creative studies in dance, visual arts, drama, music, and cooking. We end each day with time to begin homework or practice reading and math skills.
This program is offered at no cost to families, but a strong commitment to attendance and participation is required.
Who Should Apply?
Girls entering 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade in the fall who demonstrate a dedication to learning, a commitment to being a good friend, and an adventurous and creative spirit.
- Submit an application between May and September (space is limited)
Parents/guardians must attend an orientation session in September
Students must maintain a minimum 80% attendance rate
Students must commit to attend the entire program year (October - May)
Students may not be picked up before 6:00pm on a regular basis
Students must follow rules as outlined in the Behavior Contract