Discover the Boys & Girls Club of Garfield, your ideal after-school haven! Designed for kids aged 5-14, our program excels with complimentary bussing service, nourishing snacks, and a focus on mental and emotional well-being. We blend academic support, like homework assistance, with exciting activities ranging from robotics to dance, ensuring your child’s development is holistic and joyful. Our dedicated team creates a safe, supportive space for every child to thrive. Join us and see why we’re the community’s top choice for nurturing young minds and spirits.
Midland Ave Site Membership
September 6th, 2023 – June 21st, 2024
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Boys & Girls Club of Garfield serves all Garfield elementary schools and BASCS elementary schools. Bussing and snacks are provided upon arrival:
- GBOE/District Schools – $190/Month + $40 After Care Membership Fee
- iLearn/BASC Schools – $155/Month + $40 After Care Membership Fee
For questions regarding enrollment at our Midland Ave Site (490 Midland Ave.), please contact Front Desk Administrator, Yessenia Canepa, at email@example.com or call 973-478-7662 Ext. 202
GMS/21st Century Site Membership
September 11th, 2023 – June 14th, 2023
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
21st Century Garfield Middle School Boys & Girls Club of Garfield serves all Garfield Middle School students. Serving all Garfield Middle School students on-site for FREE! No Membership Fee!
If there are any other documents such as an IEP or a 504 form please email our Project Director.
For questions regarding enrollment at our 21st Century Site located at Garfield Middle School (175 Lanza Ave.), please contact Project Director, Rosa Lo Cascio, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 862-379-7049 or 862-379-7048
General Enrollment Notes
The Boys & Girls Club of Garfield’s Aftercare Program is for members ages 5– 14. All 5-year-olds must be entering kindergarten. At the time of registration youth’s immunization records and birth certificate must be attached to the application.
To enroll in aftercare programming, please visit our Parent Portal and purchase a membership. All memberships are term-based and are non-refundable. Billing schedules will be dependent on the school your child attends.
Garfield Middle School offers on-site aftercare completely free of charge. All programs are included and no starting/membership fee is required.
General Program Info
Once memberships are purchased, parents/guardians with children at the Midland Ave. location can enroll their club members into specific programs. All programs labeled “Free Play” and “Power Hour” are available to youth attending the Midland Ave site.
Parents/Guardians with GMS Students/21st Century Club Members can enroll in 21st Century Site Aftercare 23-24 only. Rotations and attendance are managed internally by Project Director, Rosa Lo Cascio.
Main/Midland Ave. Site
All youth must enroll in either a Power Hour or Freeplay registered program that is appropriate for their age or grade range (ie. K-2 or 3+). Children who are not enrolled in a program by a parent or guardian will be enrolled by the Program Director.
POWER HOUR: Homework Help Program: The program is designed to support Club members ages 5-18 achieve academic success by providing an hour of homework help, and high-yield learning activities to encourage members to become self-directed learners. Program availability is dependent on staffing and member attendance. *This is not a tutoring program and program staff are not responsible for homework not completed within the 60 minutes of the homework help program*
FREE PLAY: Free Play Program: The program is designed to support Club members ages 5-18 achieve academic success by providing an hour of recreational time and/or high-energy activities either inside or outside, weather permitting.
SCHEDULE PROVIDED BELOW:
Monday – Thursday. Fridays include Snack Time and “Kid’s Choice” of recreational programs for the remainder of Friday afternoons.
|Arrival – Snack Time
|Power Hour or Free Play
|Registered Programs Monday – Thursday
|BASCS Charter School
Power Hour or Freeplay
GMS/21st CCLC Site
The activity schedule is dependent on staffing and member attendance. All youth are able to participate in any of the available club activities that day. All youth are encouraged to participate in the Power Hour program.
- Homework Hour
- Interior Design
- Trivia/Board Games
- Volunteer/Student Government
POWER HOUR: Homework Help Program: Club members ages 11-15 achieve academic success by providing an hour of homework help, and high-yield learning activities to encourage members to become self-directed learners. Program availability is dependent on staffing and member attendance. All youth are welcome to participate.