Before & After School ProgrammingBefore & After School Care

Jefferson-FRA/YMCA 21st CCLC Information

Jefferson Elementary School, the Fox River Academy, and the YMCA of the Fox Cities are excited to continue their commitment to helping children achieve success! We look forward to providing your child with enriching activities after school that support their development.

The Jefferson-FRA/YMCA 21st Century Community Learning Center has been created through funding from the Department of Public Instruction, as well as district funds and in-kind contributions from throughout the community. This program is run by minimal participant fees and funding from the Appleton YMCA. It is truly a collaborative community project. Other community agencies involved with the project include:

  • Game On (Boy Scout & Girl Scouts)
  • Learning For Life
  • YMCA of the Fox Cities
  • UW-Extension
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • United Way of the Fox Cities
  • United First for Reading Success
  • The Volunteer Center of East Central WI
  • Family Services of Northeastern Wisconsin, Inc.
  • AASD

Jefferson-FRA/YMCA 21st CCLC Mission

To create a safe, drug free environment during non-school hours that supports student achievement, healthy lifestyles, and developmental assets through an integrated network of community-wide partners that is responsive to the diverse needs of the school community.

More information on YMCA Before & After School Programming


All Jefferson Elementary School and Fox River Academy children in grades kindergarten through sixth are welcome to attend the After School Program regardless of their sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability or handicap.

Please contact the Afterschool Program Coordinator if:
Financial assistance is needed for the one-time registration fee.  
Transportation is a concern/barrier to participation.

After School Program Schedule

Through a program design that offers multiple choices, students will be empowered to engage in activities based on their emerging interests.

A typical daily schedule will be:
3:16 - 3:30 p.m. Arrival/sign-in/snack
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Homework time with group
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Clubs and Enrichment Activities

Homework time will consist of providing academic assistance to students who struggle to understand assignments and/or to ensure completion of assignments; tutoring for students who need additional support to master specific skills; and fun, interactive academic skill-building activities that scaffold on the concepts learned during the school day.

During enrichment time, students will have the opportunity to move throughout program areas to engage in activities that respond to their emerging interests and skills. Participant surveys, informal discussions, observations, and the formation of a student advisory council will be the method used to determine the activities that are offered. In addition to academic assistance, students will be exposed to new experiences and opportunities in recreation technology, arts and humanities, and character development.

Additional Neighborhood Learning Center Components

The Jefferson-FRA/YMCA 21st CCLC is proud to enhance students' education during the after school hours. Please look forward to receiving informational flyers about registering your child in various activities and academic assistance through the schools' monthly newsletters.

Enrollment in the Jefferson-FRA/YMCA 21st CCLC Program does not guarantee participation in these additional programs. Please call (920) 832-6260 with questions regarding your child's participation in these additional components.

After School Program Forms

Please download and print these forms if you are interested in after school programming for your child

Jefferson FRA Online Registration Instructions

Jefferson/FRA YMCA Summer Program 2018


Leah Zwiers
Jefferson-FRA/YMCA 21st CCLC Coordinator
(920) 209-0159

Jefferson/FRA YMCA 21st CCLC Afterschool Program Newsletter

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