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After School Program

Cornerstone's after school program offers youth high-quality after-school activities led by caring youth advocates that will help them expand skills and gain valuable self-confidence.

ASPIRE (After School Program Inspiring Relationship and Empowerment) is a specialized after school program for children ages 6 to 11 that provides a safe place to assist children with homework, teach children about social/emotional skills through individual and group enrichment activities, build relationships with peers and engage in new experiential learning activities.

Early elementary and middle school years can be a time when boys and girls begin to experience significant challenges with peers. If violence has been going on in the home or if they have experienced bullying at school, it is also a time where children will begin behaviorally withdrawing or acting out. Cornerstone’s ASPIRE program proactively engages children through activities that are fun, educational and lead to the development of strong positive relationships with peers and other caring adults.

Goals of Cornerstone’s After School Program:

  • Help children achieve their greatest academic potential
  • Gain self-confidence
  • Build positive relationship skills with peers and caring adults

Program Hours:
Monday through Thursday, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Eligibility:
Children, ages 6 to 11, who have been impacted by interpersonal violence (ex: witnessed violence, experienced violence, bullied, etc).

How to Access:
Referrals accepted directly from family members, school staff or community providers. An intake needs to be completed with a youth counselor.

Contact:
Call 952-884-0376 for more information or ask to speak with a Youth Counselor to schedule an intake appointment.