Staff at the Heartland Youth Center (HYC) are gearing up for another season of after-school programming.
Registration for the programs began Tuesday, Sept. 16, and program director Sara Wengryn said more kids are welcome to register.
The after-school drop-in program will be available on Mondays and Fridays, but Wengryn said the centre will need to hire two additional staff for the program to run.
“We need to have a certain number of staff in the building just to make that a safe program,” she said.
The after-school programs offer different activities for kids, who can use the computers, play board games, do crafts or play indoor sports like floor hockey. Transportation services are offered between the centre and the schools in Stettler.
Wengryn said the fall is an exciting time for the centre, as a variety of programs are getting underway at the same time.
Kids in the Kitchen, a beginner’s cooking class offered three times a year, takes its cue from popular shows like Chopped and Iron Chef.
Members of the Keystone Club, a leadership and service club for teens, will begin planning for the haunted house, a Halloween event typically held at the Stettler Mall.
The HYC also offers companion eight-week programs, Boys Fit and Girls Fit, that allow kids to try out different sports on a weekly basis.
Wengryn said the most up-to-date information on the programs offered is available on the HYC Facebook page.
Parents can also email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 403-742-5437 or drop by the centre during regular business hours.