The After 3 program is part of a countywide consortium that provides after school programming for Bedford County Students grades 3 to 12 under grants through the Pennsylvania Department of Education and through cooperative agreements with the county's five school districts: Bedford Area, Chestnut Ridge, Everett, Northern Bedford and Tussey Mountain. The Bedford County 21st Century Community Learning Centers Consortium is the only one of its type in Pennsylvania to provide afterschool programming countywide among independent school districts.
After 3 is the secondary program for students grades 6 to 12 and in 2010-11 was offered at six sites - Bedford High School, Hyndman High School, Chestnut Ridge High School, Everett Area High School, Northern Bedford County High School and Tussey Mountain High School.
The consortium is directed by countywide staff, including Project Director Lyn Skillington and program coordinator Dr. Walter Curfman. A steering committee made up of administrators from the county's five school districts along with representatives from community-based organizations meets regularly to oversee the projects.
For the 2011-12 school year, the consortium will enroll more than 700 Bedford County students; will provide employment for more than 60 full and part-time staff members and provide more than 400 hours of after school programming at each of site throughout Bedford County.
For more information about the program, e-mail, call the Project Director (814) 624-4810 or click on the link above to read more about After 3 sites and their activities.
The After 3 program is funded through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education as part of the Federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers program and is offered free of charge to all students in grades 6-12 in Bedford County.