After-School Program | K – 6th grade
NSC’s after-school program, Adventure Time, admits elementary school students from the Richardson Independent School District, ranging from kindergarten through 4th grade. The NSC van picks them up at their schools and transports them to NSC’s Activities Center. The children first have time for snacks and recreation and then begin a program that involves games, crafts, doing homework, reading aloud, and other activities directed by trained counselors. In addition, the children spend time one-on-one with trained volunteer tutors who help them with homework or coach them as they read aloud. This highly structured program has been developed not only through experience but also with the advice of the principals of the local elementary schools, who meet regularly with the Program Director. The parents of the children pick them up before six PM.
Free Summer Camp | Junior High & High School
NSC’s summer program, My Time, admits junior high and high school childeren, a period of life where they are vulnerable to joining gangs. A free day camp, it operates between 8 AM and 6 PM. There are frequent visits to City of Dallas facilities–swimming pools, gymnasiums and the public library. Counselors introduce the young people to new skills and instill good patterns of behavior.
5th & 6th graders
This program is for 5th and 6th grade boys and girls. This is the first year for this program and is offered in Carolyn Buckhair Elementary. The program will help these children with everyday challenges and prepare them to enter their teenage years. The girls will be separate from boys. There will be field trips, food, and all around fun education!
Students – Safety, Responsibility, Respect
Family – Parenting Skills, Referrals, ESP