Children & Youth After School
Below is a list of programs in which Eastern students have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the education and well-being of local youth ages 4 to 18.
Windham Special Olympics Swim Team
Volunteers assist the Special Olympics swim team coaches and their team practices. Volunteers will be paired up one-on-one with athletes. Volunteers need to be able to swim with the athletes. The programs have coaches in the water as well and on the deck at all times. Lifeguards will be on site throughout the entire program. This program takes place on Tuesdays from 7:00PM- 8:00PM. The Windham High School is located at walking distance from Eastern, across High Street so transportation will not be provided. The training is schedule for Tuesday, October 20th at TBD. The program will begin REGISTER HERE
Windham Public Schools provides after school programs to all of its five elementary schools. CCE staff and student leaders develop activities for volunteers to facilitate at each site. Volunteers may assist with homework, read interactively to promote literacy, lead physical activities to promote physical health, and engage the children in a variety of other enrichment activities. The five schools are:
- Natchaug Elementary School
- North Windham Elementary School
- Windham Center Elementary School
- Charles H. Barrows STEM Magnet School
- Sweeney Elementary School
The after school programs run throughout the week, Monday through Friday, for two hours either from 3:15-5:15, 4:00-5:45 or 5:45-4:45 depending on each school’s daily schedule. Currently, we have volunteer opportunities on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:15-5:15. REGISTER HERE
Middle School Age
Collegiate Health Service Corps (CHSC) – Cameo Club
Cameo Club is a residents-only after school program located in the community center of a housing property in Willimantic, CT called Village Heights. The children that participate in this program are generally between the ages of 7 and 12. This is an at-risk population based on the economic, educational and social disparities experienced by marginalized populations. Many of these children perform at low literacy rates and are in need of help with homework, health education, self-esteem building and physical activity. This program aims to engage and educate the youth population at Village Heights by giving them a safe and encouraging environment to learn and play. Specifically we are promoting awareness of healthy eating, hygiene and exercise so that the children will be better able to grow and develop with the resources they have available. The program is coordinated by Eastern Area Health Education Center and students will participate in service-learning activities under the supervision of their coordinator. The program meets Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm. There will be an info session on Wednesday, September from 3-4 PM in Webb Hall, Rm. 213. The mandatory core training will be on Sunday, September 27th from 4:00-8:30 pm in the Student Center, Rm. 221. This program is full.
Collegiate Health Service Corps (CHSC) at Windham Heights
Collegiate Health Service Corps (CHSC) at Windham Heights is a residents-only after school program located in the community center of a housing property in in Willimantic, CT. The children that participate in this program are mostly elementary and middle school students. This program aims to engage and educate the youth population at Windham Heights by giving them a safe and encouraging environment to learn and play. CHSC promotes awareness of healthy eating, hygiene and exercise so that the children will be better able to grow and develop with the resources they have available. Volunteers undergo a five hour core training prior to begin the program and are allocated one hour per week for curriculum planning. The program is coordinated by Eastern Area Health Education Center. There will be an info session on Wednesday, September from 3-4 PM in Webb Hall, Rm. 213. The mandatory core training will be on Sunday, September 27th from 4:00-8:30 pm in the Student Center, Rm. 221. The program meets Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00pm. REGISTER HERE
Windham Middle School After School Program
This program provides middle school students an opportunity to have fun while doing a wide range of activities such as dancing, cultural cooking, art lessons, swimming and sports after school. Eastern students serve as tutors and mentors to build self-confidence among the children. The program is open to volunteers on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-5:15 and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:15. REGISTER HERE
High School Age
Windham High School After School Program
CCE facilitates activities geared to support self-esteem, academic achievement, empowerment and leadership. The program will take place on Monday through Thursday from 2:55-4:45 and is located on High Street, directly across from Eastern’s campus. As such, no transportation is provided to this site. This program is full.
Journey House at Natchaug Hospital is the primary provider of a regional system care for adolescent females with behavioral challenges, substance abuse problems and young women who are enrolled under the Connection Probation Program. Eastern volunteers (females and males) provide innovative activities for the high school females residing in the facility. Transportation by ECSU is required for this location. No personal cars are permitted for security purposes. The program will take place on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm. This program is full.