ABOUT ACCESS AFTERSCOOL

OUR MISSION:

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.

OUR VISION:

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.

OUR PHILOSOPHY:

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:

  • COLLABORATION

  • CREATIVITY

  • CRITICAL THINKING

  • GROWTH MINDSET

  • HEALTH LITERACY

  • INITIATIVE

  • RESPONSIBILITY

Learn More About These Skills:

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

Our Locations 

Call us:

(970) 281-KIDS (5437)

Mailing Address: 

PO Box 819 Carbondale, CO 81623