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Keep kids safe and engaged
with these local programs


By Dwain Hebda

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Looking for a safe place for your child to burn off some excess energy, make new friends and even get some homework done? Check out these quality after-school programs that provide educational, social, physical and even artistic stimulation.

ARKANSAS REGIONAL INNOVATION HUB
201 E. Broadway, North Little Rock
501-907-6570, arhub.org

The after-school programs target students ages 10-16 and include focused classroom lab sessions with one session building into the next.

CENTRAL ARKANSAS LIBRARY SYSTEM
100 Rock St., Little Rock
501-918-3086, cals.org

All 14 CALS branches feature after-school programs that include crafts, puppets, cooking classes, concerts, movies and, of course, quiet time for homework or reading. Visit cals.org for specific activities at a branch near you.

DUNBAR COMMUNITY CENTER
1001 W. 16th St., Little Rock
501-376-1084, littlerock.gov

Little Rock Parks & Rec after-school programs provide homework assistance, indoor and outdoor games, clubs and more for students kindergarten through eighth grade.

GLENVIEW COMMUNITY CENTER
4800 E. 19th St., North Little Rock
501-945-2921, nlrpr.org

Community Center membership required; after care is $5/week; $15/month with discount for multiple children. Open to elementary and middle grades, the ASPire after-school program provides educational (EDutopia), health and fitness (Play 45), and art (CreARTivity) activities.

LITTLE ROCK ATHLETIC CLUB
4610 Sam Peck Road, Little Rock
501-225-3600, lrac.com

A state-licensed after-school care program for students grades pre-K through sixth grade featuring fitness activities, classes, community involvement, arts and crafts, homework help and snacks.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK ATHLETIC CLUB
3804 McCain Park Drive, North Little Rock
501-812-5555, nlrac.com

A state-licensed after-school care program for students grades pre-K through sixth grade featuring fitness activities, classes, community involvement, arts and crafts, homework help and snacks.

PENICK BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB 
1201 Leisure Place, Little Rock
501-666-5494, arclubs.org

Membership required; programs include art, tutoring, scouts and athletics.

ROSE CITY COMMUNITY CENTER
400 Rose Lane, North Little Rock
501-945-8036, nlrpr.org

Community Center membership required; after care is $5/week; $15/month with discount for multiple children. Open to elementary and middle grades, the ASPire after-school program provides educational (EDutopia), health and fitness (Play 45), and art (CreARTivity) activities.

SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY CENTER
6401 Baseline Road, Little Rock
501-918-3975, littlerock.gov

Little Rock Parks & Rec after-school programs provide homework assistance, indoor and outdoor games, clubs and more for students kindergarten through eighth grade.

THRASHER BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB 
3301 S. State St., Little Rock
501-376-2988, arclubs.org

Membership required; programs include music, art, scouts and athletics.

ADVENTURELAND ACADEMY
1015 Autumn Road, Little Rock
501-227-0880, adventureland-academy.com

After-school care for students ages 5-12 includes after-school snacks, homework assistance and reading tutoring.

BILLY MITCHELL BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB 
3107 W. Capitol, Little Rock
501-666-9486, arclubs.org

Membership required; programs include art, gardening, chess, tutoring and athletics.

DALTON WHETSTONE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB 
46 Harrow Drive, Little Rock
501-562-4082, arclubs.org

Membership required, programs include music, art, tutoring, scouting and athletics.

FIRST UNITED METHODIST
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
324 W. Eighth St., Little Rock
501-372-2327

The Be Cool After School program features daily activities, USDA-approved snacks, a homework room and exercise time for kids pre-K through eighth grade. The First Arts program is an after-school music and art education opportunity for second- through eighth-grade children in Little Rock. First Arts offers private lessons in many musical instruments as well as group-learning sessions in theater/drama and visual art. 

HAMILTON BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB 
600 N. Palm St., North Little Rock
501-945-3162, arclubs.org

Membership required; programs include music, tutoring, scouts and athletics.

LITTLE SCHOLARS ACADEMY
East Campus: 10910 Maumelle Blvd., Maumelle 
West Campus: 112 Audubon Drive, Maumelle 
501-803-0300, lilscholarsmaumelle.com

Offers before- and after-school care that includes recreation and education via a broad range of engaging activities and homework help.

NORTH HEIGHTS COMMUNITY CENTER
4801 Allen St., North Little Rock
501-791-8576, nlrpr.org

Community Center membership required; after care is $5/week; $15/month with discount for multiple children. Open to elementary and middle grades, the ASPire after-school program provides educational (EDutopia), health and fitness (Play 45), and art (CreARTivity) activities.

RIVER CITY GYMNASTICS
5310 S. Shackleford Road, Little Rock
501-407-8000, river-city-gymnastics.com

Each session starts with a healthy snack and includes supervised play time and quiet time for homework or reading. 

SHERMAN PARK COMMUNITY CENTER
624 Beech St., North Little Rock
501-340-5373, nlrpr.org

Community Center membership required; after care is $5/week; $15/month with discount for multiple children. Open to elementary and middle grades, the ASPire after-school program provides educational (EDutopia), health and fitness (Play 45), and art (CreARTivity) activities.

STEPHENS COMMUNITY CENTER
3720 W. 18th St., Little Rock
501-603-9974, littlerock.gov

Little Rock Parks & Rec after-school programs provide homework assistance, indoor and outdoor games, clubs and more for students kindergarten through eighth grade.

WETHERINGTON BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB 
1212 Jim Wetherington Place, North Little Rock 
501-374-0309, arclubs.org

Membership required; programs include music, dance, tutoring and athletics.