2024 Youth Summer Programs

West Side Kids Summer Camp and West Side Teens Project Pathways are open for registration. Read more about the programs on our Summer Programs page.


2024-2025 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 2024-2025 After-School Child Care Program registration packet will be available for download or pick up from our office later this summer. 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: 2024-2025 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.


Registration: Registration for the 2024-2025 school year will open later this summer. In order to attend the West Side Teens school year program, participants must have a new, completed registration packet on file. 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.

Please note: We are not providing community summer meals this year. Summer meals are only available to children enrolled in our summer camps.


Nearby sites that are providing summer meals:

1. Asarese Matters Community Center at 50 Rees Street - lunch provided Monday-Friday from 12-1 p.m.

2. Belle Center at 104 Maryland Street - lunch provided Monday-Friday from 12-1 p.m.