Education

Escambia County’s free after-school program set to begin

Gemini Wallace works with the alphabet in Peggie Bosso’s kindergarden class at Oakcrest Elementary School Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015.(Michael Spooneybarger/ Studer Community Institute)

Escambia County is offering a free after school program for youth in grades K-12 beginning Wednesday, Aug. 24 at Marie  K. Young/Wedgewood Community Center and Park.

The Play, Learn, Grow after school program provides a stimulating environment for students five days a week, with educational and recreational activities throughout the school year. It includes homework help, arts and crafts, recreational activities and guest speakers.

It runs from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday from Aug. 24 through May 26, 2017. The program is free, but you must register your child during those hours of operation starting Aug. 24.

For more information, contact Community Center Coordinator Shurlitha Jones at (850) 426-1234 or shjones@myescambia.com.