Enriching the Lives of Lancaster Learners
The Afterschool Programs of Lancaster has one goal: to provide programs and services that enrich the educational, social, and cultural opportunities of students and families in the Lancaster community. With the help of 68 community partners and 30 volunteers, the Afterschool Programs of Lancaster is able to provide services in Lancaster’s five elementary schools and educate, improve, and nourish the children and families in our community.
The Afterschool Programs of Lancaster delivers high quality programs that are proven to positively impact student outcomes in academic performance and provide educational enrichment for students, furthering their academic development outside of the school day.
Because food insecurity is proven to impact all aspects of child development, The Afterschool Programs of Lancaster nourishes the students in the Lancaster community by providing daily nutritious snacks and a Free Summer Lunch program.
Welcome to Afterschool Programs of Lancaster! For over 20 years we have provided thousands of children from our community with homework help, math and reading tutoring, adult mentoring, and meals. We serve students and families in all five of our district elementary schools with the goal to provide the supportive structure these students need to thrive and become contributing members of our community.
As a non-profit organization, our program is funded through grants and donations; in fact, the Afterschool Programs of Lancaster has been awarded a total of 12 Federal Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Grants totaling $8 + million in awards since 2004. Combined with the donations we receive from our Homework Fund, grants and donations from the Fairfield County Foundation, and the community, these funds directly serve and benefit the students and families in the Lancaster City Schools district.
Our mission is to provide programs and services that enrich the educational, social and cultural opportunities for students and families in our community. With the help of our passionate volunteers, administrative staff, and board members, and 68 community partners, we are devoted to making a difference in the academic achievement and quality of life for these young children. Thank you for being a part of the Afterschool Programs of Lancaster.