After School Providers

Page updated on Feb 27, 2019 at 7:06 PM

Operational Information:

PM Only PM Only       AM and PM AM and PM     Weekdays Only Weekdays Only     Weekdays and Weekends Weekdays and Weekends    
Offered 1-3 Days Per Week Offered 1-3 Days Per Week     Offered 4-5 Days Per Week Offered 4-5 Days Per Week

Service Offerings:

Academic Support Academic Support     Life Skills/Youth Development Life Skills/Youth Development     Enrichment Enrichment    
Leadership Development Leadership Development     Mentoring Mentoring     Sports & Leisure Sports & Leisure

City Seal - jpgCity of Alexandria

Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities' Power-On after school program operates Monday-Friday immediately after school until 6 p.m. and offers recreation programs for youth in grades Kindergarten to 6th at recreation centers and school based sites. The program offers activities that incorporate active play, learning, cultural enrichment and positive social interaction. Power-Up is offered for Middle School youth and located at Francis C. Hammond offering homework help, physical activities and enrichment opportunities in a positive social environment.

PM Only Weekdays Only Offered 4-5 Days Per Week Academic Support Life Skills/Youth Development Enrichment Sports & Leisure


Department of Community & Human Services' Girls Circle provides an evidence-based support group for girls designed to foster self-esteem, help maintain authentic connections with peers and adult women, and allow for genuine self-expression through verbal sharing and creative activity. The program is available for groups of eight to ten girls upon request. Current groups are at George Washington and Francis C. Hammond Middle Schools. 

PM Only Weekdays Only Offered 1-3 Days Per Week Life Skills/Youth Development Leadership Development Mentoring

Alexandria Seaport Foundation LogoAlexandria Seaport Foundation

Hammerheads is an Alexandria Seaport Foundation sponsored program which improves the math skills of middle school students through project-based learning. Projects may include skateboards, model boats and/or cigar box guitars. Classes are held at both George Washington and Francis C. Hammond Middle Schools one afternoon per week.

AM and PM Weekdays Only Offered 1-3 Days Per Week Academic Support Enrichment Mentoring

Best Buddies LogoBest Buddies Capital Region 

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that creates opportunities for social inclusion, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Best Buddies Capital Region facilitates one-to-one friendships between people with and without disabilities in middle schools, high schools and colleges, and offers leadership training for students and adults, as well as supported employment services for adults aged 18 and older who wish to work.

AM and PM Weekdays and Weekends Offered 4-5 Days Per Week Life Skills/Youth Development Leadership Development Mentoring

Bridges to Independence LogoBridges to Independence

Bridges to Independence leads families out of homelessness and into stable, independent futures. Bridge Kid, Ages 5-18, includes one-on-one tutoring in any subject areas to further individual growth and development. For children ages 5-8, Bridges focuses on improving literacy skills.  The Youth Leadership Academy serves youth ages 11-17 to increase academic skills, self-esteem, job readiness, and the health/well-being of participants through community service, internships/job shadowing and more.  

Weekdays Only Life Skills/Youth Development Enrichment Mentoring

Campagna Center Logo -jpgThe Campagna Center

Campagna Kids is a licensed before and after school program for children in grades Kindergarten to 5th that encourages creative thinking through small group learning activities including chess, science, dance and drama, homework assistance and math and reading clubs.  The program operates Monday through Friday immediately after school until 6 p.m. at 11 ACPS locations. Building Better Futures for youth attending T.C. Williams in grades 9th-12th offers after school tutoring, college visits, and community service and career readiness activities. 

AM and PM Weekdays Only Offered 4-5 Days Per Week Academic Support Enrichment Life Skills/Youth Development Leadership Development Mentoring

Community Lodgings Logo - jpgCommunity Lodgings

Youth Education Program promotes education and self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income youth and their families. The goal of the program is to increase students' academic achievement and decrease at-risk behaviors. Parental involvement is key to our program. Because we are located directly in the communities, staff is a constant and always present resource for the parents and families.

AM and PM Weekdays and Weekends Offered 4-5 Days Per Week Academic Support Enrichment Life Skills/Youth Development Mentoring Sports & Leisure

CCNA Logo - jpgConcerned Citizens Network of Alexandria (CCNA)

Reach and Rise for Excellence (RARE) is an after-school STEM to STREAM program, targeting "at promise" middle school students, grades 6-8, 2 hours, Monday-Thursday. The program seeks to increase student achievement and reduce dropout rates through instruction in math, reading literacy and coding. Program utilizes online learning, self-paced curricula, tutoring, and mentoring designed to improve the students' reading skills, communications, cultural awareness, teamwork, and leadership skills.

PM Only Weekdays Only Offered 4-5 Days Per Week Academic Support Life Skills/Youth Development Enrichment Leadership Development Mentoring

Boys & Girls Club LogoDunbar Alexandria - Olympic Boys & Girls Club 

The Dunbar Alexandria-Olympic Boys & Girls Club has been serving the youth of the City of Alexandria for over 80 years. Boys & Girls Clubs offer a wide variety of evidence based programs in three priority outcome areas: Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles and Good Character & Citizenship.

PM Only Weekdays Only Offered 4-5 Days Per Week Academic Support Enrichment Life Skills/Youth Development Leadership Development Mentoring Sports & Leisure

Higher Achievement LogoHigher Achievement

Higher Achievement is a no-cost afterschool and summer academic enrichment program for youth in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8. Based at Hammond Middle School, Higher Achievement connects Alexandria middle school students to opportunities including: mentors, high school transition services, college visits, homework help, electives, leadership development, and field trips. Students commit to 600 hours each year, beginning with a 6-week Summer Academy and then three days a week after school.

AM and PM Weekdays Only Offered 4-5 Days Per Week Academic Support Life Skills/Youth Development Leadership Development Enrichment Mentoring

Liberty's Promise LogoLiberty's Promise

Liberty's Promise provides after-school programs of civic engagement for low-income, immigrant youth of all backgrounds for 9th-12th graders. This program focuses on helping immigrant youth become engaged in their communities, and feel more prepared for college and careers.

PM Only Weekdays Only Offered 1-3 Days Per Week Life Skills/Youth Development Leadership Development Mentoring Enrichment

CYEP Logo -jpgProject Success

Project Success is a unique teen pregnancy prevention and HIV/AIDS risk reduction program that promotes positive youth development and healthy lifestyle choices for students. Project Success addresses a variety of subject matter including: HIV/AIDS prevention, self responsibility, sexual responsibility, family communication, and positive decision-making skills. The program uses multiple evidence-based curriculum: "Becoming A Responsible Teenager" (BART) & Be Proud, Be Responsible.

PM Only Weekdays Only Offered 1-3 Days Per Week Life Skills/Youth Development Mentoring

Tenant Workers LogoTenants and Workers United

Youth Educated and Active program provides space for youth of color 12-18 years of age for academic support and skill building to better manage their school work and excel in their studies. Mentors help with school assignments, essays, college applications, etc. at the Arlandria Community Center. The T.C. Williams After High School Club program works with youth  to discuss community organizing for social justice including  workshops on leadership development and empowerment. 

PM Only Weekdays Only Offered 4-5 Days Per Week Academic Support Life Skills/Youth Development Enrichment Leadership Development Sports & Leisure Mentoring

Untouchables LogoUntouchables

The Untouchables are a 501(C)(3) mentor program that focuses on developing male youth into successful men who live healthy and productive lives. The Untouchables meet at Charles Houston Recreation Center every Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and engage in discussions, dialogues, and activities that are designed to stimulate the minds of the young men.

Urban Alliance LogoUrban Alliance

Urban Alliance is a youth development organization that empowers under-resourced high schoolers to aspire, work, and succeed through paid internships, formal training, and mentoring. Our interns work at a vast array of for-profit companies, non-profit organizations, and government departments. Typically high school seniors work part-time (2-5 p.m.) Monday-Thursday during the school year and attend skill-building workshops on Fridays at NVCC Alexandria Campus. After graduation, interns work full-time for 5 weeks.

AM and PM Weekdays Only Offered 4-5 Days Per Week  Life Skills/Youth Development Enrichment Mentoring

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