The GIFT after school program provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere

Looking for a fun and relaxed atmosphere for your child to do homework and socialize after school a few days a week? If so, GIFT is the program for you.

GIFT stands for Get It Finished Today.

GIFT is a free homework and enrichment program at Roosevelt, McKinley, Mellette, and Intermediate schools. Students in grades two through six can attend classes Monday through Thursday after school until 4:30 p.m.

The first 30 minutes of the program will focus on homework help and reading. At the end of the hour, students can do fun enrichment activities related to math or reading comprehension. It’s a fun way to get your child to finish today, while having fun.

Brittany Foyt

Additionally, Watertown Middle School hosts two homework assistance programs: Academic Assistance and Power Hour. School assistance is from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. on regular school days. Power Hour is from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on regular school days.

These programs are a free service provided by the Boys & Girls Club of Watertown and a grant from the 21st Century Community Learning Center.

For more information or to enroll your child in this program, contact your school or the Boys & Girls Club of Watertown. Authorization forms are available from the coordinator of each site.

Brittany Foyt is the Director of Kidscope and Arrow Prep at the Boys & Girls Club of Watertown.

This article originally appeared on Watertown Public Opinion: Foyt: The GIFT after-school program provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere