The research is clear: children in quality afterschool programs are more likely to come to school, turn in their work, get good grades, stay in school and graduate! It’s where they learn that sometimes failure provides the best learning opportunity of all. But today’s after school programs do so much more than keep kids safe.

Club House Program

TOGETHER! places our after school programs in communities and schools that need them most. After school and summer learning opportunities are especially vital in communities burdened by poverty, homelessness, hunger, educational disparities and a lack of access to extracurricular activities. We invest in schools with the highest percentage of struggling families to create educational equity. 

Our after school programs are at the cutting edge education and youth development. We create programs that children want to attend — where hands-on, fun creative learning is the norm.  And our after school programs engage a broad range of community-based organizations and volunteers from places like the Food Bank, local colleges and universities, Timberland Regional Library, faith based groups and others. These organizations leverage the best our communities have to offer to help ensure every student succeeds in school and in life.

Children in first through fifth grade attend Club Houses After School programs September through June as well as over the summer at no cost to kids and families. TOGETHER!’s Club House programs work in partnership with North Thurston Public Schools to improve academic and social skills. Our model includes continuous improvement through active participation in the national Youth Program Quality (YPQ) Initiative. Our Club House programs are evaluated annually by an outside evaluator and our staff members participate in Youth Work Methods training.

TOGETHER! runs 21st Century Learning Centers, also known as “Club Houses,” in three elementary schools and two middle schools:

  • Lydia Hawk Elementary
  • Meadows Elementary
  • Pleasant Glade Elementary
  • Chinook Middle School
  • Nisqually Middle School 

If students do not attend the schools listed above they may still be eligible to attend program. Eligibility is determined by where student resides, academic need and finacial need. Please contact the program director for more information.

Site Offerings

After School Academic Enrichment
Immediately after school for 2.25 hours, 4 days a week (Monday-Thursday) during the school year except Fall Parent Conference Week.

Summer Club House

No-cost Middle School Summer programming at Chinook & Nisqually Middle Schools. 

Chinook Middle School: June 24th - August 1st, 2019

Nisqually Middle School: June 24th through July 25th, 2019

Programs at both schools are open from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Open to all students 6th-8th grades. Transportation available. Limited spots for students across Thurston County. Sign up now!

No-Cost Elementary School Summer programming at Lakes, Meadows &  Lydia Hawk Elementary Schools. Programs operate:

Lakes Elementary School: June 24th – July 25th, 2019

Lydia Hawk Elementary School: June 24th – August 1st, 2019

Meadows Elementary School: June 24th – August 1st, 2019

Programs at all three sites are open from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Open to all students 1st -5th grades. Breakfast, lunch & transportation available. Limited spots for students across Thurston County. Sign up now!

Every Site Offers
A 5-week summer program beginning in June
Homework time
A healthy snack
Hands-on academic activities
Fun and engaging enrichment activities
Field trips
Guest speakers and/or community volunteers
If needed, transportation home.

2018-2019 Club House Application: 

Summer Application (English)

Summer Application  (Spanish)

English Application

Spanish Application


Notice of Intent to Apply 2019 

TOGETHER! is excited to announce we are once again planning to apply for 21st Century Community Learning Center funding from Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Based on planning with NTPS and other partners, we are applying to provide after school, summer and family enrichment programming at Lydia Hawk Elementary School & Pleasant Glade Elementary School.

 

 

Contact

Lydia Hawk Elementary
Site Manager: Caro Flores M.
Phone: 360.561.6721
Email: cmaldonado@thurstontogether.org

Meadows Elementary
Site Manager: Rachel Sullivan
Phone: 360.951.8221
Email: rsullivan@thurstontogether.org

Pleasant Glade Elementary
Site Manager: Rosetta Friend
Phone: 360.561.9521
Email: rfriend@thurstontogether.org

Chinook Middle School
Site Manager: Sarah Kowalski and Kaira Gomez (summer 2019)
Phone: 360.764.9713
Email: skowalski@thurstontogether.org and kgomez@thurstontogether.org

Nisqually Middle School
Site Manager: Dianalyn Urrea
Phone: 360.522.2101
Email: durrea@thurstontogether.org

Club House Program Director - for general program information
Meagan Darrow
Office Phone: 360.493.2230 ext. 103
Cell Phone: 360.999.0540
Email: mdarrow@thurstontogether.org

Links and Resources

Center for Youth Program Quality  

OSPI 21st Century Community Learning Centers   

Afterschool Alliance   

Schools Out WA