2023 Summer Camp

West Side Community Services summer camp is provided through a partnership with Say Yes Buffalo and runs 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Monday through Friday. Camp is open to students entering grades K-7 in the fall.

 

About the program: Activities include academic support and extracurriculars, including physical activity, social emotional supports, and field trips. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided.

 

Schedule: Camp runs from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Monday through Friday from July 10 until August 18.

 

Eligibility:

  • Student must be in pre-K through grade six during the 2022-23 school year.
  • Student must be at least five years old by July 10, 2023.
  • Student must be a Buffalo Public Schools student attending a district school, charter school, agency school, or Universal Pre-K program.

 

Registration: Please visit the Say Yes Buffalo site for details on how to apply. Student enrollment opens April 19, 2023 and closes June 20, 2023.

 

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

2022-2023 After-School Child Care

West Side Community Services After-School Child Care is open to children enrolled in Buffalo Public and Buffalo charter schools in kindergarten through sixth grade. Our hours of operation are 3:00-5:30 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, the After-School Child Care Program is also closed.

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 2022-2023 After-School Child Care Program registration packet is now available and includes additional information about the program, as well as all the forms needed to register a child. You may also stop into our office to pick up a hard copy. Each child must also have an up-to-date vaccination record on file.

 

Fees: In an effort to meet all families where they are, after-school care will be pay-what-you-can. Whether your family can pay $5 per month or $105 per month, we are open to your children. Payments made to the After-School Child Care Program will help us provide fun activities and bring in partners to help your child learn and grow. Children will have the opportunity to vote on new events and special activities throughout the year, which will be funded in part by these voluntary program fees.

 

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

 

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Project Pathways: Teen Summer Program

The focus of Project Pathways is to prepare teens for life after high school in a fun and engaging way!

Project Pathways starts July 10 and runs through August 18. We meet Monday through Thursday from 3-8 p.m.

 

Project Pathways Offerings:

Adulting 101 – Focusing on basic, essential skill building, Adulting 101 covers topics like health insurance, financial literacy, bank accounts, retirement savings, and more.

You Better Work – Practice resume writing, basic computer skills, job searching, and interviewing.

Be My Own Boss – Learn about entrepreneurialism, maintaining a growth mindset, networking, accepting and acting on feedback, and basic finance skills.

Treat Yo Self – Take care of your physical and mental wellness with social-emotional skillbuilding, yoga and other fitness classes, healthy eating habits, and NYS OASAS-funded prevention programming.

Rec It Up – Exercise your brain and your body with sports and team-based games like basketball, E-sports, soccer, Dungeons & Dragons, and more.

 

 

Registration: Teens must have a fully completed Project Pathways registration packet on file in order to participate. Teens who have not submitted a completed Project Pathways registration packet will not be permitted to attend the program. 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 Project Pathways Parent Handbook.

West Side Teens: School Year Program

Students in grades 7-12 are welcome to attend Teen Nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school year. The program meets from 6-8 p.m. We offer arts programming, sports/fitness activities, and programs that help teens prepare for life after high school.

 

Current Offerings

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!

 

Registration

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 attend Teen Night. 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 Teen Program Parent Handbook.