Are you or your child interested in participating in group activities with other youth?
LCCAP offers so many fun and educational programs to support children and youth as they transition from childhood to adolescence to the teenage years.
Summer Enrichment Program: Funded in part by Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), Summer Enrichment Program is a summer experience that offers recreational and educational activities and that is open to children in Kindergarten through age 12. No income guidelines. This program begins in mid-June and lasts until mid- August. The program strives to provide children the opportunities to develop socially, academically, and/or athletically by offering age-appropriate activities that include swimming and other sports, cultural and academic field trips, and many hands-on creative thinking activities. The children enrolled also design their own service learning projects related to weekly themes. This program offers families quality educational childcare throughout the summer months.
Summer Food Service Program: Funded through reimbursements from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, a grant from the Mae Emma Hoyt Foundation, and various mini-grants, the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals that meet Federal nutrition guidelines are provided to children ages 18 and under throughout the summer months. LCCAP utilizes the space and amenities of the Ben Franklin Early Learning Center to offer free breakfast, lunch, and educational programming and sponsors many additional sites throughout Lawrence County, including locations where the kids eat their lunch right on the LCCAP Outreach bus.
Healthy Youth PA (HYPA): Funded by the Department of Health (DOH), the Healthy Youth PA program promotes abstinence from sexual activity among youth ages 9 – 14 in an effort to reduce teen pregnancy within Lawrence County. In conjunction with the New Castle Area School District’s 21st Century program, LCCAP delivers positive, evidence-based programming and interventions to increase youth developmental assets to protect them from making unhealthy choices. Group Mentoring and adult – led activities are offered. Activities occur after school hours, on weekends, summertime, and during extended school breaks.
#iMATTER: Funded by Lawrence County Juvenile Probation Office, #iMATTER is an evening drop – in center, located at the Ben Franklin Early Learning Center, serving juvenile offenders of all risk levels, between ages 10 – 18. This program promotes abstinence from delinquent actions and negative behavior by addressing the following cluster of criminogenic factors in an effort to reduce detrimental community factors caused by juvenile delinquency: Peer Relations, Attitudes and Orientation, Education and Employment, Prior and Current Offenses, and Leisure and Recreational.
Life Skills Enhancement Program: Funded by Lawrence County Juvenile Probation Office, Life Skills Enhancement Program provides services to juvenile offenders age 10-18, providing services aimed at improving these youths’ quality of life while addressing community and victim issues that led to court jurisdiction. These services include: case management, mentoring, character development, soft skills/social skills development, educational attainment, civic engagement, and workforce activities to acquire job readiness skills.