Hudson Bluehawk Nation Afterschool Program

Program Information


The HBN ASP is divided into 2 sessions as follows:

  • Session I - September 7, 2016 thru January 27, 2017
  • Session II - January 30, 2017 thru June 16, 2017

Programs offered will be changed every 8 - 9 weeks.

  • Hours are 2:45pm – 5:45pm, Monday through Friday
  • A FREE bag dinner and drink is provided daily
  • A bus is available at 5:00m daily to drop students off at limited locations – not door to door. Students MUST sign up on the registration form to be eligible to take the bus.
  • It is a requirement of the grant that students attending programs at JLE and the Intermediate school attend 5 days a week. Therefore, each student who wishes to participate MUST sign up for 2 different classes per day for 5 days a week except on Friday when Open Rec. is available.
  • Students attending the program at the Jr. High School have a flexible schedule and daily attendance is not required.

This program is licensed through the Columbia County Child Care Council.  Late registrants will be put on waiting list.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call Program Director Kathy Clark at 828-4360 ext. 7301.

Students Served:

JLE ASP: K – 2 ~ 110 enrolled and serve 100 daily
Intermediate: Grades 3 - 5 ~ 200 enrolled and serve 150 daily
Jr. High: Grades 6 - 8 ~ serve 50 daily
High School: Grades 9 - 12 ~ provides clubs and courses for students to earn credit toward graduation and summer school

Staff & School

Full time staff includes Program Director and Site Coordinators.

Part time staff includes: teachers, adults, college students, and high school CIT who were former participants in the HBN ASP.

For information on specific programs call the following Site Coordinators:
JLE ASP ~ Arelis Soto, ext.3192
Intermediate School (HATCH ASP) ~ Joanne Allie ext. 3193 or 1193 after 2:30
Jr. High or HHS ~ Michael Fulton at ext. 7301


Funding for the HBN ASP comes from various resources including those who generously volunteer their time.

21st Century, MHACGC Advantage Grants and Extended School Day Grants provide the majority of funding.

Other funding for the HBN ASP comes from various resources including those who generously volunteer their time. Local Foundation Grants: The following have made monetary donations for our program:  Richard & Terez Abatecola Foundation, Bank of Greene County, Berkshire/Taconic Foundation, Children’s Foundation of Columbia County, Columbia County Youth Bureau, Columbia-Greene Federal Credit Union, Galvan Foundation, Alexander & Marjorie Hover Foundation, Hudson River Bank & Trust Foundation, Investments In Youth, Rheinstrom Hill Community Foundation, Stewarts Shops and Taconic, Inc.


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS:  The HBN ASP currently coordinates services with the following agencies:

Bard College ~ HHS mentoring and Dream to Achieve summer camp
Catholic Charities ~ Positive Me and Fit & Fun
Clermont Farms ~ gardening and harvesting
Columbia County Youth Bureau ~ tennis club
Cornell Cooperative Extension ~ 4-H Programs, gardening, & robotics
Columbia Memorial Health ~ Scrub Club ~ introduction to careers in health field
Columbia Opportunities ~ ESL services, homework help and family workshops
Greenport Garden Club ~ Jr. Gardening
Hawthorne Valley Farm ~ visits to farm twice a week/Cooking Classes
Hudson Opera House ~ arts and cultural activities
Katchkie Farm/Sylvia Center ~ farm to table nutrition program
NYS Firemen’s Home ~ Intergenerational Club ~ 2 visits weekly
NYS Firemen’s Home Museum ~ local history projects
Perfect Ten ~ STEM Programming ~ internships
REACH Center ~ Girls Circle
Sloop Club ~ students building a sloop to be launched in the Hudson River
Whittier Adult Home ~ gardening and crafts with senior citizens
YES (Youth Employment Services) ~ job readiness skills and internships

Policies and Regulations

The HBN ASP is registered through the Columbia County Child Care Council and required to follow strict regulations regarding staff/student ratio, staff fingerprinting and clearance, staff training, appropriate materials and supplies and documentation materials. We are periodically evaluated to ensure policies are followed.