After School Programs & Activities - Beck's Auto Center | Lafayette, IN

Lafayette-West Lafayette After School Programs and Activities for Kids

For working parents who need after school care and may not have lined up something yet, we’ve compiled a list of some of the areas after school programs that offer a number of activities for children.

For others just looking for after school activities for their children, we’ve listed a few of these as well.

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YMCA Before & After School Care

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The YMCA’s Before and After School Program provides children ages 5-12 with a safe environment to receive homework help, make arts and crafts, participate in sports and recreation, swimming and much more! We are currently accepting registrations for the Fall!

The YMCA offers its after school programs at it’s 18th Street location as well as at Lafayette Christian, Oakland, St. Lawrence, Vinton,  Edgelea, Hershey, Mayflower Mill, Mintonye, Wea Ridge, Woodland, Wyandotte,  Earhart, Glen Acres, Miami, and Miller schools.  Hours are 6:00am – 9:00am and 2:45pm-6:00pm.

Contact Claire Marshall for more information: [email protected]  or register for School Age Childcare at the 18th Street YMCA welcome desk. 

YMCA Youth Sports Programs


In addition to School services, the YMCA also offers soccer, T-Ball, basketball, volleyball and dance programs for kids ages 3 – 12.  For more details and how to register go to http://www.lafayettefamilyymca.org/program-guide/.

LUM After School Program


The LUM After School Program provides safe, fun and enriching childcare for children in afternoon kindergarten to 8th grade. The program serves up to 70 children for three hours each school day.

The children are transported from local elementary schools to the LUM After School Program at First Christian Church — where they work on homework, have a nutritious snack, and participate in religious education, crafts, music, and other fun and educational activities. More details at http://client.lumserve.org/children-families/after-school-program/.

Hanna Center After School Enrichment Program


Hanna Center’s After School Program offers homework time with tutoring and mentoring from Purdue and Ivy Tech students, and also provides children with fun, structured activities that are educational, diverse, and help foster a strong sense of community and self.

Some additional opportunities we currently offer our after school kids focus on STEM with the EPIC program, Purdue Engineering, and continued collaboration with the Purdue Vet School. We also offer Health programs, yoga, and other activities.

Transportation is available from Vinton, Glen Acres, Murdock, Oakland, Miller and Sunnyside schools.

Tippecanoe Arts Federation After School Arts Program


The Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF) offers free classes that allow young participants a chance to explore the arts, including non-traditional forms.  Most classes meet at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation from the hours of 4:00-6:30pm.

Advanced registration is required and is on a first come, first served basis with preference to first-time program participants. Early enrollment is encouraged. The registration deadline for each class is two weeks before the class starts.   Students and guardians are required to commit to the program by attending all sessions of the class they enroll in.

To learn more about TAF’s programs visit http://tippecanoearts.org/project/asap-after-school-arts-program/.

After School for Special Needs Children


Wabash Center’s After School program provides a safe and engaging environment for school-aged children with disabilities and special needs. Experienced staff members supervise each program, help with homework, and follow each student’s IEP.

We provide transportation from school, offer a healthy snack, and staff our program until 6pm.  The After School program can be utilized daily, weekly, or on a per need basis. Services are approved for Medicaid Waiver or private pay arrangement.

For more information on After School programs, please contact Dawn Barngrover

Lyn Treece Boys and Girls Club


The Boys & Girls Club offer a number of after school activities including programs that work on Language Arts and Math; comprehensive health and wellness; youth leadership activities that focus on academic success, career preparation and community service; along with fun and rewarding activities like decorating cookies, painting and other learning events.

The Boys and Girls Club of Lafayette has two locations that can accommodate children all over the Lafayette area.  A van is available to pick students up after school from Vinton Elementary and Sunnyside Intermediate School.

McAllister Center Youth Activities


McAllister Center through the Lafayette Parks & Recreation department offers a wide variety of classes and youth sports.

Dance Classes 

for ages 3 years through 5th grade. Kids can explore the expressive and energetic styles of ballet, creative movement, jazz and modern dance.  More details at http://in-lafayette.civicplus.com/496/Dance-Classes

Youth Basketball 

is offered for boys and girls ages 6 – 11. This program runs twice per year during the spring and fall.  Registration for the Fall 2017 session begins August 28th. Details at  http://www.columbianparkzoo.org/493/Sports-Programs.

Flag Football 

is offered by Lafayette Parks and Recreation and the Lafayette School Corporation for boys and girls ages 6 – 11. The program is held at Edgelea Elementary School.  Registration deadline is August 23rd at Jeff High School at 6:30 p.m.  For younger players check out Flag Football  Flyer and Registration Form.

Fall Tennis 

is now underway.  For more information, click here to visit the GLTA website, or contact Gerald Harrison at (765) 463-2740. Registration is limited.

Lafayette Youth Football & Cheer


Lafayette 56ers is a youth cheer and tackle football league.  We accept players from all school districts into our program. We are a member of USA Football, teaching Heads Up Football. This method teaches proper blocking and tackling form to lessen the chance of head and neck injuries.

2017 Registration is now open!!   Go to Lafayette 56ers at http://www.lafayette56ers.com/home.php.

West Lafayette Youth Football


This program introduces full contact football to eligible students in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in the West Lafayette and surrounding area.

Teams compete at the 3/4th grade level (against other 3/4th grade teams) and at the 5/6th grade level (against other 5/6th grade teams). The emphasis of our program is on safety, fun, sportsmanship, learning, and participation. For details go to https://wlyouthfootball.org/index.php.

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