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Welcome to Afterschool Programs of Lancaster!

Welcome to the Afterschool Programs of Lancaster! My name is Michele Ritchlin and I am the Executive Director of the Afterschool Programs right here in Lancaster, Ohio. For over 20 years we have provided thousands of children from our community with homework help, math and reading tutoring, adult mentoring, and meals. We serve students and families in all five of our district elementary schools with the goal to provide the supportive structure these students need to thrive and become contributing members of our community.

As a non-profit organization, our program is funded through grants and donations; in fact, the Afterschool Programs of Lancaster has been awarded a total of 10 Federal 21st Century Grants totaling $8 million in awards since 2004. Combined with the donations we receive from our Homework Fund, grants and donations from the Fairfield County Foundation, and the community, these funds directly serve and benefit the students and families in the Lancaster City Schools district.

It is our mission to provide programs and services that enrich the educational, social and cultural opportunities for students to further their academic development outside of the normal school day. With the help of our passionate volunteers, administrative staff, and board members, and 68 community partners, we are devoted to making a difference in the academic achievement and quality of life for these young children. Thank you for being a part of the Afterschool Programs of Lancaster.

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Our Sites

Gorsuch West Afterschool Center

Age Elementary

Days Mon. – Fri.

Time 10am – 6pm

Gorsuch West

440 Trace Drive. Lancaster, Ohio 43130 740-475-8243 Read More
Medill Afterschool Center

Age Elementary

Days Mon. – Fri.

Time 10am – 6pm

Medill

1160 Sheridan Drive. Lancaster, Ohio 43130 740-475-9626 Read More
Mt. Pleasant Afterschool Center

Age Elementary

Days Mon. – Fri.

Time 6am-9am & 3pm-6pm

Mt. Pleasant

712 N. Broad Street. Lancaster, Ohio 43130 740-415-4076 Read More
Tallmadge Afterschool Center

Age Elementary

Days Mon. – Fri.

Time 6am-9am & 3pm-6pm

Tallmadge

694 Tallmadge Avenue. Lancaster, Ohio 43130 740-438-4756 Read More
Tarhe Trails Afterschool Center

Age Elementary

Days Mon. – Fri.

Time 6am-9am & 3pm-6pm

Tarhe Trails

2141 Greencrest Way. Lancaster, Ohio 43130 740-475-9250 Read More

News in Afterschool

Upcoming Events and News about Afterschool Programs

2020, May 10
16 Helpful Tips for Picky Eaters
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16 Helpful Tips for Picky Eaters

While you may think you’re alone in the struggle to get your child to try new foods, many parents have the same issue.

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2020, April 10
Lessons from ‘Star Wars‘
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Lessons from ‘Star Wars‘

The article talks about noticing a pattern important to workforce dynamics in the Star Wars films.

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What Parents & Students Say

Contact Us

Open enrollment for childcare for all elementary sites at Mt. Pleasant Elementary will be August 14th and 16th from 4-6pm

Phone : 740-653-5678 Fax : 740-687-7421

contact@afterschoolprogramsoflancaster.org

620 Garfield Ave. Lancaster, Ohio 43130