About Access AfterSchool
We are committed to enriching the lives of youth, supporting working families, and building healthy communities by providing high-quality after school and summer programs.
We envision communities in which youth are connected to their peers, families, mentors, and the community at large; where youth feel a sense of belonging, are socially and emotionally supported, are inspired to explore their interests, and are empowered for the future.
We believe that youth thrive when they are offered experiences that spark passion and encourage movement and creativity; these experiences develop skills that encourage personal growth, community connection, academic success, and an appreciation for arts, culture, and healthy living.
What We Do
Access AfterSchool provides after-school and summer programs in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys of Western Colorado. Access keeps youth connected to school and community through a combination of enrichment classes that provide life skills, leadership development through an exploration of a wide variety of subjects, including art, music, science, fitness, cooking, martial arts and much more. Access SecondShift and Access BoostCamp serve approximately 1,400 youth annually.
Access AfterSchool emphasizes seven core youth development and college/career readiness skills:
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In Basalt classes are held at: Basalt Middle School
In Carbondale classes are held at: Ross Montessori School
In West Glenwood Springs classes are held at: Glenwood Springs Middle School
In South Glenwood classes are held at: Riverview School
In New Castle classes are held at: Riverside Middle School
In Rifle classes are held at: Rifle Middle School