Saint Columba House provides a high-quality bilingual After School program that focuses on wellness and mental health programming for children in the community of Point Saint Charles. The goals of this program are to provide art, music, drama and yoga classes on a weekly basis, enhancing self-expression techniques and reducing anxiety in youth participants. In addition, we offer tutoring to help with literacy and numeracy skills, and the children receive milk and a nutritious snack every day. Parents are involved through family night activities, have regular contact with staff, and are welcome to volunteer in the program! Ultimately, our goals in the After School Program are to support children in the Pointe by developing the academic, social, emotional and life skills needed to succeed.
The Grades 5 and 6’s in our After School Program will be part of the Transition Group. This particular group’s activities will focus on skills and lessons important to transitioning into high school. Resiliency, time management, conflict resolution and independence are encouraged and promoted in close communication with parents, guardians, community resources and schools. Special workshops and outings for youth entering high school are frequent.
Central to the After School Program is our team of dedicated volunteers. On a daily basis we have 5-6 volunteers helping children with their homework and working individually with students who need extra help. We also have many University students who participate by leading art and theatre workshops, by working individually with students and by supporting the After-School program staff. It is thanks to the dedication of our staff and volunteers that we are able to ensure that this program continues to be a success.
For more information, contact Emilie Jacques our Family Programs Coordinator or Mea Bissett our Transition Program Coordinator
For more information, contact Émilie Jaques our Families Coordinator or Mea Bissett our Transition Program Coordinator