After School Program
Fort Worth’s community centers place a high value on providing structured youth programs to keep students focused, active and engaged with their peers.
Centers offer after school programming five days a week that provides recreational, cultural and educational activities for kids between the ages of 5 and 13. The programs value education as a top priority, with center staff assisting with homework completion and tracking student grades, citizenship and STAAR results throughout the school year. In addition, students have access to computer labs and learning centers to supplement their education.
Fitness and activity are also fundamental aspects of the after school programs, as participants are encouraged to participate in a variety of sports, games and artistic pursuits in order to develop teamwork, improve social skills and build self-esteem. Nutritious snacks are provided to students every afternoon, and outside guest speakers often stop by to talk with students about ways to handle difficult situations, or discuss other opportunities and life skills.
Learn more about the specific dates, pricing and transportation offerings at your local community center by contacting the center directly.
Fort Worth community centers partner with Fort Worth SPARC to provide more accessible, measurable and innovative out-of-school-time programs.
School Break Camps
School may be out, but the learning and fun doesn’t have to stop! Camps are usually held at centers when FWISD takes the day off, and are a good way for your child to have positive experiences on the days when they are not in school. Be sure to sign up early, because camps fill up fast.
Camp hours are from 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m., and campers will need to bring a sack lunch. Camps are available at all 21 City of Fort Worth community centers. Contact your nearest center for more information, including prices and specific dates.
This program adheres to the Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department's Standards of Care.
Holiday Breakfast and Bingo at Southwest Community Center: 10 a.m. Dec. 19, 2018; Southwest Community Center, 6300 Welch Ave.
Christmas Social at Southside Community Center: 4 p.m. Dec. 19, 2018; Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale.
Christmas Bingo at Doc Session Community Center: 6 p.m. Dec. 19, 2018; Andrew Doc Session Community Center, 201 S. Sylvania.
Christmas Brunch at MLK Jr. Community Center: 10 a.m. Dec. 20, 2018; MLK Jr. Community Center, 5565 Truman Drive.
Prairie Lights at Grand Prairie with Southwest Community Center: 4:30 p.m. Dec. 20, 2018; Southwest Community Center, 6300 Welch Ave.
Toy Giveaway at Riverside Community Center: 5 p.m. Dec. 20, 2018; Riverside Community Center, 3700 E. Belknap.
Cookies with Santa at Andrew Doc Session Community Center: 6 p.m. Dec. 21, 2018; Andrew Doc Session Community Center, 201 S. Sylvania .
Christmas Gala at Southside Community Center: 6 p.m. Dec. 21, 2018; Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale.
Holiday Shop N Drop at Hillside Community Center: 7:30 a.m. Dec. 22, 2018; Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Maddox.
Holiday Shop N Drop at Worth Heights Community Center: 10 a.m. Dec. 22, 2018; Worth Heights Community Center, 3551 New York Ave.
New Year's Party at Andrew Doc Session Community Center: 5 p.m. Jan. 2, 2019; Andrew Doc Session Community Center, 201 S. Sylvania.
Senior Holiday Luncheon at R.D. Evans Community Center: 11 a.m. Jan. 11, 2019; R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Rd..
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