cropped-New-logo-large.jpgWelcome to the website for The Afterschool Programs of Lancaster. Our mission is to provide programs and services that enrich the educational, social, and cultural opportunities of students and families in our communities.

Thank you to all our Homework Club members. A special thank you to Clark Insurance, Joni Campbell State Farm, Fairfield Federal, Fairfield National, and Fairfield Medical Center.

Thank you to all our 2016-2017 Homework Club members. A special thank you to Clark Insurance, Joni Campbell State Farm, Fairfield Federal, Fairfield National, and Fairfield Medical Center.

5K is May 6th at 9am at Hocking Park.

5K is May 6th at 9 am at Hocking Park.


We are happy to announce we received 2 new 21st Century Grants. These grants will service Tallmadge Elementary, and Sherman and Ewing Junior High Schools for the next 3 years.


We want to thank all our 2015-2016 Homework Club Sponsors!! These sponsors have allowed us to increase the number of at-risk students we service due to their fiscal donations to the Afterschool Programs of Lancaster.


Doctorate Level

Clark Insurance

Fairfield Federal

Joni Campbell State Farm Insurance

Fairfield National Bank

 Masters Level

Larry Tipton

Fairfield Medical Center

Bachelors Level

Spires Paving Company

The Friendly Bremen Bank

Scholar Level

Joe Barrows

Standing Stone Bank

Tom & Jean Hammer

Len & Rosemary Hajost

Honor Roll

Paul & Nancy Frick

Janice VanHorn

Lancaster Bingo

Dagger, Johnson, Miller, Ogilvie & Hampson

Michele McTeague

Lori Marinacci

Penny Wasem

Teresa Marshall

Jo Voss

Knights of Columbus

American Legion Post 11

Sam Hurley


Sandy Schroer

Art & Betty Wallace

Andy Ogilvie

Fairfield Homes

Kenna Hesseling

Lee Ann Haight

Drs. Martin & Robin Harris

Jim Fox

Jon & Melodie Slater

Mike & Rita Kennedy

Rep. Tim Schaffer

Paul & Gert Young

Thank you to all our supporters.

Thank you Kumler Collision & Automotive for being the Platinum Sponsor for our 5K this year!!!!


April 16th at 9am
The results are in!

 2016 Overall Afterschool Programs of Lancaster Fun 5k

2016 Female Afterschool Programs of Lancaster Fun 5k

2016 Male Afterschool Programs of Lancaster Fun 5k


Please click on the link below to enroll in the Kroger Community Reward program. Identify West after school center as the recipient, and you will be donating to our programs and the children and families we serve.



We will have a parent night out event at the Afterschool Center at 620 Garfield Ave. on November 20th, 2015 from 6pm-10pm. Call 740-653-5678 for enrollment and details. 


We will have an Open House for childcare enrollment at West After School Center (620 Garfield Ave.) Tuesday August 4th noon-2pm and 4-6pm and Friday August 7th noon-2pm and 4-6pm.

Now enrolling for 2015-2016 school year. Registration forms are located under the Registration tab.

Summer Lunch Activities:

East: Girl Scouts– Tuesdays in July, OSU SNAP-ED- June 3, 10, 16, Red Cross-June 9, AHA Children’s Museum-June 18

Hunter Trace: Girl Scouts– Thursdays in July, OSU SNAP-ED– July 15,31 August 5, Red Cross– June 11, AHA– June 22

West afterschool Center: OSU SNAP-ED– June 8,15,29 July 20, Red Cross– June 22, AHA– June 19

Sherman: OSU SNAP-ED– June 11,25 July 2,23, Red Cross– June 12, AHA- June 23

Stanberry: OSU SNAP-ED-June 24, July 1,8, Red Cross- June 29, AHA- June 25

Utica (114 Mt. Ida Ave.):OSU SNAP-ED-June 12, 26 July 10,17, Red Cross– June 19, AHA– June 24



Free Summer lunch begins June 1st.

We will be serving a free lunch to children up to the age of 18

Monday-Friday from 11:30-12:30.

Our site locations this year are: West afterschool center, East elementary, Sherman junior high, Stanbery, Hunterwood Park at Hunter Trace, Fox Family Y and Utica-Head Start (114 Mt. Ida Ave.)

All lunches must be eaten on premises. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Summer menu 2015

 After School Center 5K Overall 5-16-2015

The results are in!!! Thanks to all who came out to support the afterschool programs!!



We are hosting our first 5K run/walk event on May 16th at 9am. The race will begin and end at Hocking Park (behind Target) and be run on the bike path. You can pre-register on this site or you can register the day of the race beginning at 8am.

Registration          release


Be sure to “like” The Afterschool Programs of Lancaster on Facebook for weekly updates about our programs.




AM & PM Childcare

All our centers offer academically based  AM& PM Childcare throughout the school year. Contact your afterschool program for more information.