The Foundations After School Program, formally known as Gainesville Recreation After School Program (G.R.A.S.P.), aims to foster ethical values and teach academic and life skills for youth. Foundations focal point is the six pillars of character: respect, caring, trustworthiness, citizenship, fairness and responsibility. The pillars of character are taught in conjunction with physical activity and nutrition, science, social studies and life skill lessons in a fun format that keeps kids interested. All children are welcome, pre-registration is required. Space is limited and is accepted on a first come first serve basis. The after-school program focuses on giving children educational and recreational opportunities after the formal school day has ended. Participants will be involved in structured activties, such as tutoring, homework help, arts/crafts, recreation and sporting activites. The department's goal is to provide your children with positive experiences through the assistance of our staff. Our staff have been selected for their ability to teach, their love of recreation, and their care for young people. The staff will present materials with a positive and encouraging approach.
Foundations Academy for 1st–8th Grade will be offered at the following locations:
Albert “Ray” Massey Recreation Center, 1001 NW 34th Street, 352-334-2186
Clarence R. Kelly Community Center, 1701 NE 8th Avenue, 352-334-2185
Eastside Community Center, 2841 East University Avenue, 352-334-2714
Porters Community Center, 512 SW 2nd Avenue, 352-334-3366