Afterschool Program

The Bridge Downeast offers a 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) afterschool program during the school year. The program provides 1st-8th grade students with homework assistance, tutoring, EOG test prep, remediation, and team building activities.

The Bridge Downeast Afterschool Program is held at the Ramsey Center on Harkers Island and runs Monday through Thursday from 3pm- 6pm. Students will be offered an after school snack.

This is a free program for students in the Down East Community. Funding for this program comes from a 21st CCLC grant and donations.

21st CCLC after school program off to a great start!

In August of 2018 The Bridge Downeast was awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant for the second time.  Our afterschool program start was delayed due to Hurricane Florence, however, on October 3rd, The Bridge was able to get started on what they anticipate to be the best year so far.

Plans for the 2018-19 year include expanding their support for families and their connection to the teachers in the local schools. Collaboration as well is an important piece in strengthening the academic achievements of all the students.  Students and staff alike are excited for all the upcoming events.

In early November, Susan Schmidt and Paloma Capanna, two writers/poets from the Beaufort area, held a Poetry Workshop. Students were asked to write about their experience with Hurricane Florence.

Patsy Proctor visits once a week with “Harker” as part of the R.E.A.D. program. Reading Education Assistance Dogs is a national literacy program. Harker is a certified therapy dog and loves to listen to The Bridge kids read. K-3 grade students have the opportunity to read to Harker every Wednesday afternoon.

The Down East Library and Tony Craig came by for a two-part animation workshop. The students learned all about what it takes to put an animated movie together.

Collaboration with community resources has been the focus for us in 2019. If you would like to help be a part of this, Get Involved!

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2019 Craft Show Boat Building from The Bridge Downeast on Vimeo.

For more information and to register for upcoming programs, contact:

Carlie Ansel
Program Director