St. Simon’s After-School is a program that helps those most in need – children from poor households who have no one at home to care for them after school.
St. Simon’s operates free after-school programs in DallasISD elementary schools for children of low-income working parents by providing a safe environment for children who would be latch-key kids.
Each of our programs provides after school supervision by professional teachers at the student’s own school, assistance with homework and tutoring, a healthy snack, and various enrichment activities and special event celebrations at holidays provided by volunteers. This creates a safe caring environment where academic performance is valued and supported until the parents are able to gather up their children. We have the ability and flexibility to be creative and provide individualized activities to reinforce and enhance learning. Individual programs serve 20-25 children.
For the 2019-20 school year, St. Simon’s provides programs at 11 different elementary schools in Dallas County. Most of our programs run Monday — Friday from the time the child is dismissed from school up to 6:00 in the evening every day of the school year.
Because the programs are housed at the elementary schools, and we employ certified teachers selected by the school’s principal, the administration of the program is very efficient and transparent – no transportation costs, no capital costs.
More than 94% of all monies are used for supplies for the children and to pay the salaries of the teachers, snacks and program supplies.