Wesley's after school and summer youth program focuses on academic performance, healthy living, enrichment activities, and social awareness such as decision making and social skills.
The youth of the Near Northside face overwhelming challenges toward becoming well-adjusted adults, including poverty, substandard education, a lack of available and affordable enrichment opportunities, and a culture that values subsistence work over education.
In addition, the prevalence of drugs, gangs, crime, violence, and teen pregnancy continue to threaten the safety and development of these youth on a daily basis. Their parents are often ill equipped to deal with their academic and behavioral needs due to language barriers and a lack of familiarity with the school system.
Wesley Community Center's program for middle school youth responds to these needs by supporting academic development, enhancing social and personal skills, increasing their community involvement, and providing a safe haven during the after-school hours.
- Enrollment – August each year and in April for summer out-of-school program
- Elementary School – Pick-up Kettleson, Crawford/Sherman (Limit 20)
- Middle School – Marshall Middle (Limit 15)
- Requirements – Physical, Birth Certification, Proof of Residence, Proof of Income
- Cost- at no cost