For students who don’t have classes on particular days, the program will run from noon to 2:30 p.m. There won’t be trained educators there for them, but there will be lunch. For the students who are in class those days, from 3-6 p.m. the center will offer the traditional after-school program where students can do homework, get dinner and play in the gymnasium.
On Wednesdays, when everybody is off, there will be an all-day study hall from noon to 6 p.m. for everybody.
Liza Deaton, director of marketing and communications for the YMCA, said the organization also is offering a full-day program that’s operated out of its child care, for working families that need somewhere for their children to go the entire day.
“This program, at BTW, is more for the kids who just need space to do their work, the internet, the lunch, all that kind of stuff, and that’s a partial-cay program,” Deaton said.
Children at the BTW program can walk themselves in and out, not needing pick-ups or drop-offs by parents, Broyles said.
Program officials plan to let parents know about the offering this week. There was a gradual opening of the program earlier this week. The center, at 1140 S Front St., can be reached at 513-785-2451 or email@example.com,