After The Bell Programs

Due to the impact of COVID-19, After The Bell looks a little different right now. For the fall months, Family Services is offering in-person drop-in programming Monday through Friday 3:00pm-6:00pm for elementary youth who attend the Poughkeepsie City School District at the Family Partnership Center. To learn more about our in-person programming, contact Curtiz Simpson by email at or by phone at 845-743-0034. All participants must complete an application in advance. (See the After The Bell Registration Form on the side bar).

Our Philosophy
We emphasize the safety, health, and well-being of children by providing a secure environment and mentoring relationships with trained adult youth workers. Using project-based learning, children are engaged in a variety of developmentally appropriate activities that serve to enhance their academic, life, and social skills.

Our After The Bell Programs Offer:

  • Homework Assistance on homework and program projects that are tied in to their current academic day
  • Cultural Exploration including ethnic celebrations and cultural origin activities
  • Creative Arts including self-expression through media, drama and visual arts
  • Service Learning though community service projects designed and implemented by youth
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education (STEM): LEGO robotics and science activities
  • Family Nights that include arts and crafts, games, parent workshops, and family recreation
  • Parent Activities and In-services including workshops: Internet Safety, Parent/child conflict resolution, middle school transitioning

The After The Bell Program also offers a Summer Enrichment Program between the months of July and August.