With funds from the 21st Century Learning Center Grant the Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area in conjunction with the Berlin Area School District offers a academic enrichment program called Sparks Club. Sparks Club provides students additional hands-on learning opportunities with the goal of improving academic success and increasing family engagement. This fun and learning opportunity is open to all students age 6 to 5th grade.
When is Sparks Club offered?
Following the BASD calendar Sparks Club runs Monday through Friday 3:30 - 5:30 pm. Additionally, Sparks Club is offered during Wednesday late starts 6:45 - 8:45 am and on early release days 12 - 5:30 pm.
What is the daily schedule each day after school?
Students receive complimentary transportation after school to the Club, dinner and recreation time before diving into the academic enrichment activities. Enrichment activities include STEAM, coding, gardening, yoga, social emotional learning, and community service projects. The academic content is directly aligned with the state and BASD standards but delivered in a fun and interactive way by fully-licensed day-school teachers. Students are required to participate in programming a minimum of three days per week. For families in need of transportation, busing is provided home at 5:30 pm.
Who can attend?
Any student who is a resident or is open-enrolled in the Berlin Area School District. Parochial students who also live in district are also welcome. Students who are homeschooled but are residents of the BASD are also welcome to attend.
To obtain a copy of our evaluation results (APR), please contact Carrie McCarthy at 920-361-5458.