Programs

After School Programming

Each school day,  students have an opportunity to build their skills and be exposed to new concepts while enjoying time with their peers and community. Our daily program includes a set hour for homework completion where we make sure to have staff and volunteers on hand to help students with any questions, essays or projects they may have. In addition, we provide a time with carefully designed hour-long activities that engage students with new skills that may become passions or potential careers. These opportunities enhance the time students have for much social space and recreation, which give staff and volunteers the opportunity to form trusted and impacting relationships with each of the students who come through our doors.

The Garage follows the Kennett Consolidated School District and Avon Grove School District Calendars. When schools are closed for holidays, in-service days, or seasonal breaks, The Garage is also closed for open hours. We occasionally take field trips or have special events when schools are closed, so please check our calendar for the most up to date information.

School Year Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Fridays in Kennett Square, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Fridays in West Grove, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Girls and Boys Programs)

Summer at The Garage

Summer programming provides more opportunity to take students outside of our centers to explore our community and region. Weekly field trips, paired with service opportunities, college visits, cooking and nutrition, along with lots of recreation and fun fill our summer calendar. If we aren’t at home, we may be visiting a museum in Washington D.C., exploring the Statue of Liberty in New York, or relaxing at the swimming pool. Students may also be participating in the workforce development programs, Career Compass or Made With Love. Check out those program pages to learn more about how you can host a Garage student as an intern for the summer, or purchase one of their handmade artisan goods!

“The Garage is my second home + my support system.”

-Jasmine