After-School / Safe Havens

Keystone SMILES After School Programs provide a safe environment for children to receive homework help and to engage in enriching activities. AmeriCorps Members are an essential part of this program, providing homework help one-on-one or in small groups. Members serving in these programs also engage the youth in activities, special events and service learning projects.

Venango County Program

Weed and Seed Hot Spots After-School Program, Oil City, PA

Program’s Mission

The Weed and Seed program is a safe haven for school age children ages 5-18 to help advance children through service and educational learning.

Program Description

The Weed and Seed programs offer:

  • Place for school age students to come and have fun

  • Provide daily STEM/STEAM activities to stimulate learning

  • Develop leadership skills

  • Guidance for appropriate behavior

  • Recreational activities

  • Healthy snack

Hours during the school year:

  • East End: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 3-6

  • Siverly: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 3-6

Hours during summer:

  • East End: Tuesday-Friday 12-5

  • Siverly Tuesday-Friday 12-5

Forms for Download

Permission SlipsPermission to take picturesContact formYouth Volunteer applicationFood Allergy/Allergy Awareness

Mercer County Program

Mercer County Housing Authority After-school Programs

Program’s Mission

The mission of the center is to provide a safe learning environment with for children enrolled in elementary school that includes a nutritious meal, homework help, and engaging STREAM activities.

Program Description:

Children in elementary school are provided a safe learning environment to receive homework help, engaging STREAM activities and a nutritious meal.

  • Homework Help

  • STREAM Curriculum (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math)

  • Experiential Learning

  • Free Nutritious meals and snacks

Hours of Operation During School Year:

Monday—Thursday 3:30 PM-5:30 pm

Daily Activities include: Dinner ,Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, Math, and lots of FUN!