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Joplin Family YMCA's School Plus Program


The Joplin Family YMCA’s School Plus Program is an after school care and activity program designed to provide a safe, nurturing environment for children in elementary school. It is held on site at local elementary schools from the time school is dismissed until 6:00 pm. There’s time for homework and a balanced snack as well as challenging physical activities and creative pursuits, with supervision and encouragement from trained YMCA staff. All staff are CPR/First Aid certified and have been through a background check. Scholarships are available based on household size and household income. State Aid is also accepted for those who qualify.

Click here for more information or call 417-623-4597.

Boys and girls club

Boys and Girls Club of Joplin


The Boys and Girls Club provides an after-school program for children age 5-18 years old. Trained staff members help children develop their academic and social skills in a fun and diverse environment. Activities are designed for various age groups and skill levels to enhance growth and to encourage learning. The program is available to all area residents, and after-school transportation to the Boys and Girls Club is provided from several Joplin schools. A small fee is required for the program.

Click here for more information or call 417-623-8072.

Afterschool Tutoring/TREK Students who require additional time or support are able to receive that help from Jefferson teachers and volunteers during afterschool tutoring and through the TREK program.  Tutoring meets after school Monday-Thursday by appointment with your child’s teacher.
Jefferson Kids Giving Back (JKGB) The JKGB club meets weekly and engages Jefferson students in giving back to their school and community by participating in service projects and volunteer opportunities.
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