The research is clear: children in quality before- and after- school 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 before- and after- school programs do so much more than keep kids safe.

Club House Program

TOGETHER! places our before- and after- school programs in communities and schools that need them most. Supplemental 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 before- and 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 grades attend after school while student in sixth through eighth grades attend before school. The Club House program runs 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 two elementary schools and two middle schools:

  • Lydia Hawk 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

Before School Academic Enrichment

Chinook Middle School runs before school program Monday-Friday beginning at 6:50 am until first bell. Students engage in a wide variety of STEAM and other academic enrichment activities.

Nisqually Middle School runs Monday-Friday beginning at 7:00am until first bell. Students decide on special interest clubs that they would like to have offered throughout the year. Past offerings have included: LEGO Robotics, Gardening Club and Games Club.

After School Academic Enrichment

Lydia Hawk Elementary runs program Monday-Thursday after school until 6pm. Additionally, they host Family Fridays once a month to encourage intergenerational learning and sharing.

Pleasant Glade Elementary runs after school program Monday-Friday until 5:30pm.

Every Site Offers

    • Homework time
    • A healthy snack
    • Hands-on academic activities
    • Fun and engaging enrichment activities
    • Social-emotional learning
    • Positive behavior intervention and support
    • Field trips
    • Guest speakers and/or community volunteers
    • If needed, transportation home.


2019-2020 Club House Application:

English Application Elementary School

Spanish Application Elementary School

English Application Middle School

 

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


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


Chinook Middle School
Site Manager:  Kaira Gomez 
Phone: 360.764.9713
Email: 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
Nora de Sandoval
Office Phone: 360.493.2230 x111
Cell Phone: 360.999.0440
Email: ndesandoval@thurstontogether.org


Links and Resources


Center for Youth Program Quality  


OSPI 21st Century Community Learning Centers   


Afterschool Alliance   


Schools Out WA