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Afterschool Program

Children in grades 1-12 can enjoy many benefits associated with membership to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry.  After school programming operates from 3:00pm until 7:30pm for members in grades 1-5. Members in grades 6-12 can arrive any time after 2:00pm and may remain at the Club until 9:00PM.  The after school drop-in program takes place every day that Derry schools are in session unless otherwise noted.  All participants are required to have a valid membership to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry.  


*The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry follows the Derry School District Calendar and will operate accordingly.

 

*Hours differ on School Vacations, select Holidays, Teacher Workshops, and Early Release Days –  see our calendar  for details.


Every day, members are offered age-appropriate activities in our core program areas. We attempt to engage young people in activities with peers, adults, and family members that enable them to develop self-esteem, helping them to grow and reach their full potential – helping them to be great!


After school drop-in programming includes, but is not limited to:  

  • Games Room Tournaments (Pool, Ping Pong, Foosball, Bumper Pool,  etc.)
  • Garden Club
  • Homework Assistance
  • Pottery
  • Gymnasium Games (team sports, etc.)
  • Supervised Computer Access
  • Photography
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Outdoor Play
  • Specialized Programming
  • Cooking Programs
  • Torch Club (teaches members ages 10-13 to enrich their own lives and the lives of others through service and leadership and by demonstrating good character)
  • Keystone Club (unique leadership development experience that provides opportunities for members ages 14-18)
  • Junior Staff (assists members ages 13-18 in exploring a career in youth or human services, particularly Boys & Girls Club work)
  • SMART, or Skills Mastery and Resistance Training, Moves (prevention/education program that addresses problems such as drug and alcohol use and premature sexual activity)
  • Youth of the Year (celebrates the extraordinary achievements of Club teens – promotes service to the Club, community and family, academic success, strong moral character, life goals, and poise and public speaking)