Hudson Bluehawk Nation Afterschool Program
Background: The Hudson Afterschool Program (ASP) is currently in its twelfth year providing services from 2:45 – 5:45 Monday through Friday. The Hudson City School District is the lead agency for the federally funded 21st Century Grant. Mental Health Association is the lead agency for the state funded Advantage Afterschool Grant through the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). ASP started out in a classroom with 6 employees and over the years has expanded to all 4 schools and now has over 80 employees.
In 2009, the program was very proud to be one of 26 Districts in New York State to be funded by the 21st Century Grant out of a total of 388 applicants. The ASP is now known as the Hudson Bluehawk Nation Afterschool Program (HBN ASP) and has expanded to grades K - 12.
Mission: To provide high quality after-school programs and services that improve living conditions and learning outcomes for all students and families in the Hudson City School District.
Vision: Each day students will participate in a positive learning and living environment that provides safe, secure and successful after-school experiences.
Programs: Designed to incorporate the following components: academic, cultural and recreational, conflict resolution/violence prevention, student leadership development, drug prevention and social awareness.
Goal: To provide a safe, secure environment to allow students to grow into caring and productive adults.