Looking for some fun after-school activities in Central MA for your kids? We’ve compiled a HUGE list of 50+ activities for Fall 2018-Spring 2019.
- Fitchburg (5)
- Holden (1)
- Lancaster (1)
- Leominster (2)
- Lunenburg (1)
- West Boylston (1)
- Worcester (37)
5 Fitchburg, MA After School Activities
Here are the 5 after-school activities we could find for kids in Fitchburg, MA. Who did we miss? Let us know!
St. Bernard’s Elementary School
After School Program
Len Brassard’s Family Martial Arts Center
After School Program
Institute of Professional Practice
US Taekwondo Center & Afterschool Fitchburg
After School Taekwondo
1 Holden, MA After School Activity
This is the only after-school activity we could find for kids in Holden, MA. There have to be a few more! Who did we miss?
Please let us know! We’d be happy to add them to our list.
1 Lancaster, MA After School Activity
Like other Central MA towns on this list, we only found one after-school activity for kids in Lancaster, MA. There have got to be others, right?
Who did we miss? Please let us know. We want to grow this list!
Dr. Franklin Perkins School
Rein in a Dream Therapeutic Horsemanship Center (RIAD) – private, semi-private and group therapeutic and recreational riding lesson; also teaching kindness program with animal assisted activities including farm animals
2 Leominster, MA After School Activities
In Leominster’s case, we only found two after-school activities for kids. We know there must be others!
Who else should be on our list? Please let us know. We want to grow this list!
Crossroads After-School Program
Adventure Kids, Inc.
1 Lunenburg, MA After School Activity
Like other Central MA towns on this list, we were only able to find one single after-school activity for kids in Lunenburg, MA. (And it’s only kinda in Lunenburg.)
There must be others…who did we miss? Please let us know. We’re trying to grow this list!
Let’s Gogh Art
Kids Art Classes
1 West Boylston, MA After School Activity
West Boylston is one of the towns on this where we only found one single after-school activity for kids.
There have got to be more…who did we miss? Please let us know. Please help us expand this list!
Diane Kelley Dance Studio
37 Worcester, MA After School Activities
We found all the activities. They’re in Worcester because of course , they are. Even with 30+ activities listed for Worcester, this list is still incomplete. A city the size of Woo is bound to have lots more stuff going on.
So we know there have to be more! What Worcester/Central MA after-school activities did we miss? Please let us know. Please help us expand this list!
Worcester Jewish Community Center
After School Program: Swim Classes, Basketball, fitness and cultural programming.
Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
Get Real Teen Council (GRTC): Empowering teens to educate their peers, families, and communities about human sexuality and health decision making and inspires teens to use their voice to advocate for just and positive sexual attitudes and policies.
Southeast Asian Coalition of Central MA Denholm Building
Youth Effect Program: Helping Southeast Asians in Central Mass. successfully integrate into the mainstream society while maintaining their unique cultural identity.
FMC/Carol’s Ice Skating School
Ice Skating Lessons
Family Health Center of Worcester
After school mentoring services by Holy Cross and Assumption College Students. Wrap around case management services included by FHC case manager.
Health and Fitness:
Teens receive a YMCA membership and can participate in activities at the YMCA, including but not limited to fitness classes, swimming, rock climbing, with access to strength room, gym, pool, and Teen Room
Girl Scouts of Central and Western MA
Be A Girl Scout to build confidence, tools and make a difference!
PPAL & Youth MOVE
Youth MOVE: Massachusetts is a peer-to-peer youth program for teens and young adults w behavioral, emotional or mental health needs.
HOPE – Helping Others Promote Equity: Youth Group for ages 13-19.
YAYA Young Adults & Youth Advocacy: Young Adult group for support and advocacy projects.
40 Southbridge St, #310
Worcester, MA 01608
Homework, Tutoring, SAT/ACT, Coding & Programing, African Language & Cultural Training,
Online High School & College Prep Classes
Format: Blended Face to Face Online
Worcester Housing Authority
Homework Learning Center: Homework & tutoring
Central Mass Dance Academy
Dance, Modeling, Acting, Vocal and Breakdancing
Boys & Girls Club of Worcester
Youth Programs: homework help, basketball and other physical activities, music lessons, boxing, game room, swim lessons, Hip Hop dance, leadership, yoga, Technology/digital arts groups, career preparation
Belmont A.M.E. Zion
Yes We Care: Provide mentoring and tutoring for children to give them an opportunity to participate in a structured learning environment to help facilitate the completion, learning and understanding of coursework given to them by the Worcester Public Schools.
These activities will take place in a safe, structured, and pleasant atmosphere.
The Bridge of Central MA Safe Homes
Safe Homes: Drop-In Center/Support Group/ Peer Leadership for LGBTQ Youth.
T-Time – Support Group for Transgender, Gender Non- Conforming Youth.
Greater Worcester PFLAG meetings – Support Group for Parents, Families and Friends of the LGBTQ Community.
Pernet Family Health Service
Homework Club & Mentoring Program + Free Computer Lab
Afterschool Youth Media Literacy & TV Production Workshops – Learn video- making and editing skills as well as TV Journalism Training.
Internships: Media, TV, and TV Journalism
Guild of St. Agnes
School Age Programs: Includes homework help, computers, group games, sports & arts and crafts
Dynamy Youth Academy
Dynamy Program Youth Academy: Students from each high school grade per year. One on one time with mentor as well as group work
After School Drop in Programs – A Structured design that includes physical education, arts & crafts, game room, homework center and birthday parties
YMCA of Greater Worcester
School’s Out Program: Licensed afterschool child care providing physical activity and promoting independence, self-esteem and responsibility.
766 Main St
Worcester, MA 01610
Girls Inc. of Worcester
After School Drop In Program
YWCA of Central MA
Girls’ Choice: Mentoring Program with academic support, college/career preparedness, skill building, leadership and community service.
Youth Program: Fitness class, yoga, boot camp, tumbling, circus arts – access to strength room, gym and pool + homework help.
After School Program Learning for Fun Licensed Afterschool program with STEM- related and literacy activities, homework assistance, and gym.
Camp Wind-in-the-Pines: Summer day camp program offering swimming, boating.
Making a Difference(YMD): A therapeutic afterschool program for DCF involved youth. Designed to increase stability and functioning at home, school and in the community; group topics include leadership development, coping skills and self-regulation. Staff also provides case management and family support.
Adolescent Substance Abuse Services: Comprehensive continuum of care youth struggling with substance issues.
PUNCH Anger Management: Outpatient group therapy for middle and high school-aged youth.
ASCEND: gender-specific programming.
Hanmi Tae Kwon Do Center
Martial arts and character development
Worcester Youth Center
Youth Programs: Pool, chess, YouthReach Arts program, youth leadership, urban community planning, indoor recreational activities, homework and tutoring assistance/academic support, work readiness, HiSet preparation.
High School Equivalency HiSet Study Program: Individualized study plan leading to HiSet certification. Flexible schedule. For individuals who have not completed high school. Test paid for by program and incentives for successful completion.
Rainbow Child Development Center
Rainbow School Age Program: Enriched, stimulating curriculum with heavy emphasis on homework, academic assistance, STEM, Fine Arts and Physical Exercise.
Worcester Art Museum
School Vacation Week Art Programs
St. Peters Church
Mentoring Program: A drop-out prevention strategy that pairs students with academic or behavioral problems with a college mentor who meets with them weekly for homework help, cultural and recreational activities
Autumn Woods Afternoon Enrichment and Activities Program: Focus on homework help, reading enrichment, outdoor play, healthy snack.
15 Upland Gardens Dr
Worcester, MA 01607
Latino Education Institute (LEI)
Latina Achievers in Search Of Success (LASOS): Resiliency based program, focusing on self identity, personal development, relationship building, cultural enrichment, college, and career exploration.
486 Chandler St
Worcester, MA 01602
Citywide youth project focusing on Youth Leadership, Mental Health and Substance Prevention, Access to Services
Worcester Public Library
School Age Program: Include arts/crafts, story times, shows, movies, science and other activities throughout the month.
African Community Education (ACE)
Afterschool Program: Homework tutoring and other extracurricular afterschool programs e.g. fun gym time, leadership programs, arts and crafts.
Zenshinkan Aikido Dojo
Martial arts and character
Worcester Comprehensive Education & Care (WCEC)
School Age Program: Arts/crafts, athletics, music, drama, science and other activities; tutoring is also provided.
Edward M. Kennedy Health Center
Peer Leadership Program: Youth between the ages of 15 & 21 will be trained and employed on various health issues to provide prevention education to the community.
Focus On Youth Program – for youth ages 11-16 geared towards preventing Teen Pregnancy. Counseling and Testing for ages 14-21
Joy of Music Program
Private instrumental & voice lessons; Early childhood music; Creative dance, recorder, African drumming, children chorus, classical/chamber or jazz ensemble
South High School
Tutoring Services: After-school mentoring services by Holy Cross and Assumption College Students. Wrap around case management services included by FHC case manager.
Health and Fitness: Teens receive a YMCA membership and can participate in activities at the YMCA, including but not limited to fitness classes, swimming, rock climbing, with access to strength room, gym, pool, and Teen Room
The Teaching, Reaching, Experiencing with Kids (TREK)
Program provides adventure- based/experiential learning activities for youth involved with DCF, DMH, DDS and a grant funded program for Leominster Public School middle school students. Various locations in Central Mass and parts of MetroWest. Throughout the school year, TREK is offered as a 13-week after-school program with an average of 80 hours of group activities. The summer program is a 7- 8-week program with an average of 80 hours of group activities. The program also provides a 5-day school vacation program for youth with ASD with an average of 30 hours of programming.
Program activities may include Team Building, Leadership skills, High and Low Ropes Course, Snowboarding, CHILL Program, Sledding, Snowshoeing, Rock Climbing, New Games, Hiking, Camping, Geocaching, Leave No Trace Ethics, Swimming and the National Youth Project Using Mini-Bikes.
There you have it.
Every parent knows that kids need stuff to do. They need places to learn and opportunities to try new things. Kids learn best by doing. After-school activities are a great way to keep kids active, healthy, and safe.
We hope this article helped you locate an activity for your kids.
And one last time…
Who did we miss?
There have to be more after-school youth activities in Central MA! What activities did we miss? Please let us know. Please help us expand this list!