After-School Enrichment Program

Headwaters After-School Enrichment Program

The mission of the After-School Enrichment Program (ASEP) is to provide a safe environment that supports the social, academic, emotional and physical growth of young people in Rappahannock County. Our vision is to encourage a lifestyle and attitude that embraces physical activity, good nutrition, positive social relationships with adults and peers, and mental wellness.

We accomplish our mission by providing the following to the youth in our program:

  • Healthy and nutritious snack
  • Outdoor activities
  • Assistance with homework
  • Enrichment clubs
  • Guest speakers that educate youth about a specific topic
Headwaters After-School Enrichment Program

The program was developed in 2011 and currently serves Kindergarten through 7th graders at Rappahannock County Elementary School. The program supports and enhances each student’s academic development and provides a leadership approach to teaching and learning based on hands-on, experiential methods. ASEP strives to improve social opportunities and skills, team-building, homework habits, and classroom performance and ignite imagination and love of learning while providing a safe, healthy alternative for after-school time.

The program meets three times per week from 3:15 – 5:30 p.m. and typically follows the school’s nine-week sessions. Our typical day includes a nutritious snack, outdoor activity time with a focus on improving physical fitness, homework help, and participation in enrichment groups. Our enrichment offerings are periodically changing and have previously included Lego® education, tennis, basketball, photography/videography, arts and crafts, dance, no-bake cooking, and science.

ASEP is focused on giving children the opportunity to develop their confidence and access enrichment opportunities that are not always available in the traditional school day. We look forward to growing the enrichment component of our program in the 2021-22 school year by offering never-before-seen enrichment options such as “Life Hacks” (which will teach practical skills such as sewing, survival skills and cooking) to “Cursive, Calligraphy, and Creative Writing.” We also look forward to welcoming guest speakers to teach students about a wide range of fun educational topics. Our goal with ASEP is to make learning interactive, exciting, and fun.

This program would not be possible without our incredible staff, school personnel, volunteers, teen mentors, and generous donors.

To get more information, contact our After-School Enrichment Program Manager at afterschool@headwatersfdn.org!