The Arc After School Program
The After School Program provides opportunities for youth ages 12-22 with intellectual and developmental disabilities to participate in crafts, games, modeling and role playing of social interactions, soft skills’ development as we create a positive environment for the participants to grow to become contributing members of our community. The program runs during the school year on Tuesday from 2-5, Wednesday 1-4, and Thursday 2-5. The bus delivers the participants from the ORHS, Robertsville Middle School and Jefferson Middle School to our program location.
The Arc Anderson County After School and Summer Program is a safe environment for a population that can sometimes be marginalized. Through soft skills development, they are learning to be part of a group, to give and take, to take on leadership responsibilities, form lasting friendships and explore relationships. In a nutshell, they are gaining knowledge and skills, but more importantly, confidence to navigate this thing called life.
– Karen Alsup