The program at RJK Middle School is the largest after school program our organization operates.
The RJK Club opens at the end of the school day (approximately 2:15pm), providing our Club kids with safe, supervised programs during the critical after school hours when it matters most. The program runs through 6pm each school day, and Club kids can take the 4:30pm late bus, if they would like.
The after school program focuses on providing every Club kid with a few essentials each day: every Club kid gets a healthy snack, homework help or tutoring, and FUN activities each and every day.
Most Club locations start with snack and Power Hour, an hour for the Club kids to focus on homework, studying for upcoming tests, and playing games or completing activities designed to reinforce the lessons they learn during the school day.
All Club locations also focus on the five core areas of Youth Development, according to Boys & Girls Clubs of America: Character & Leadership, Health & Wellness, The Arts, Sports & Recreation, and Education & Career Development. All Club locations also complete a monthly community service project and have a monthly guest speaker to keep things interesting!
Middle School students at RJK Middle School may also participate in either InfluenceHer or Boys Club, a ten-week afterschool program that focuses on positive communication, team building and leadership training, and also offers financial literacy AND career exploration in a fun, relaxed setting. Club kids who graduate from this program also get a FUN field trip to a location of their choosing!
Thanks to the generous support of the Monticello Central School District and the Sullivan County Legislature, in addition to COPS funding through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, there are no monthly fees for this program. There is a one-time annual registration fee of $75, and thanks to The Forestburgh Playhouse, scholarships are available for youth who qualify.
Safety for our Club kids is the highest priority for our organization.
All staff members undergo annual criminal background checks and all Program Staff also undergo annual fingerprint clearance from New York State, are CPR and First Aid-certified, and receive a minimum of 15 hours of youth development training annually.
Monticello SES Tutoring Programs
The Monticello Tutoring Program has been in effect since 2011. This program has enabled our Club Kids to discuss school work and assignments with teachers, during after school hours! Thanks to the Monticello School District, we have seen academic growth in nearly every child who has participated in the tutoring program! Working hand-in-hand with their teachers has enabled our Club kids to get a better grasp on these lessons and materials!