2024 Youth Summer Programs

West Side Kids Summer Camp and West Side Teens Project Pathways will open for registration on Friday, February 9. Read more about the programs on our Summer Programs page.


2023-2024 West Side Kids After-School Program

West Side Kids After-School Program is open to children enrolled in Buffalo Public and Buffalo charter schools in kindergarten through sixth grade. Our hours of operation are 2:30-5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


About the program: We follow Buffalo Public Schools’ calendar. When BPS is closed for a holiday or a weather event or cancels after-school activities, West Side Kids is cancelled.

Our program is licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Each day that your child attends, they will receive a snack/meal, academic support, physical fitness, and creative enrichment. 

We look forward to helping your child learn, explore, and build friendships during the school year. 


Registration: The 2023-2024 After-School Child Care Program registration packet is available for download or can be picked up from our office. The packet includes additional information about the program, as well as all the forms needed to register a child. Each child must also have an up-to-date vaccination record on file.

Inquiries: If you have any questions, please contact us at 716-884-6616 or email info@wscsbuffalo.org.

West Side Teens: School Year Program

Youth in grade 7 up to age 19 are welcome to attend West Side Teens! We offer arts programming, sports/fitness activities, and programs that help teens prepare for life after high school.

Program days: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Program hours: 5:30-8:30 p.m.


West Side Teens Activities

Fiber Arts with Stitch Buffalo – Learn to make gorgeous art using yarn, thread, fabric, and other fiber materials. Projects have included bracelets, pom-pom garlands, and more.

Job & College Readiness Training with Mission Ignite – Prepare for life after high school and earn a free laptop!

Open Fitness Room – Use our exercise machines to get your heart and muscles pumping. We’ve got a treadmill, elliptical, rowing machine, bench press, squat bar, and plenty of free weights.

Sports Zone – Sign up for the sport of the day in our gym. We often play basketball, dodgeball, and soccer with some other sports and physical games thrown in the mix to keep things interesting!



Teens must have a new, completed registration packet on file in order to participate. Teens who have not submitted a new and completed registration packet will not be permitted to participate in West Side Teens. Packets may be submitted via email to mfrias@wscsbuffalo.org or mailed or dropped off to West Side Community Services. Teens and their parents/guardians must also read and sign off on the West Side Teens Parent Handbook.