After School

After School

After School Registration is FULL

We will accommodate people from the Waitlist as space becomes available.

The Girls Place After School Program operates in conjunction with the Alachua County School Calendar.  We transport girls from many Alachua County schools to Girls Place for an afternoon of structured activities.  We provide a wide variety of activities based on the components of physical, emotional, spiritual, environmental, intellectual and social wellness.  This curriculum, with an emphasis on homework completion, allows Girls Place to provide a well rounded experience for the girls.  Girls will participate in arts and crafts and field trips, interacting with special guests, and much more.

Girls ages 5-18 can participate in our after school program.  Girls are divided into groups based on the grade they are entering at the beginning of the school year:

Kindergarten-1st Grade – Pink Group

2nd-3rd Grade – Red Group

4th-5th Grade – Yellow Group

6th-7th Grade – Green Group

8th-12th Grade – Blue Group

Each group has designated classroom space in addition to access to about 5 acres of green space and a gymnasium.

We share transportation responsibilities with the Boys and Girls Club (schools are noted with an asterisk; limited space on the vehicles). Each Club sends drivers to the following schools and drops off members at the appropriate club.

  • *Chiles Elementary
  • Cornerstone Academy
  • Glen Springs Elementary
  • *Hidden Oak Elementary
  • *Littlewood Elementary
  • Meadowbrook Elementary
  • Norton Elementary
  • One Room Schoolhouse (Pick up coincides with the Alachua County Schools calendar.)
  • PK Yonge
  • Stephen Foster Elementary
  • *Talbot Elementary
  • Terwilliger Elementary
  • *Fort Clarke Middle School
  • Howard Bishop Middle School
  • *Westwood Middle School

An active membership is required to participate in all programs at Girls Place.  The membership fee is an annual fee that is charged at the beginning of the calendar year for existing attending members.  New members who join Girls Place programs during the year are charged the membership fee at the time of registration.  Membership and registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Registering for after school means that you are committed to attending for the entire 2015-2016 school year.  Families will be automatically invoiced on a monthly basis based on the number of Fridays in the month.  Invoices will be attached to your daughter’s check out sheet on the 1st Friday of each month.   In order to keep your account in good standing, you will need to pay the balance of your daughter(s) account by the last Friday of each month.

Elementary School (1st Child) – $52/Week

Elementary School (2nd Child) – $43/Week

Middle and High School – $32/Week

Late Pick-Up (after 6pm) – $1 for every 5 minutes you are late

Girls Place has a snack program offered through Kids Cafe.  Snack is available to all girls attending our program.   Snack will be served between 2:45 and 3:15pm for elementary school and at 4:00pm for middle school.

Our concessions stand is open each afternoon during snack time for girls to purchase additional items.  Parents may opt to send snack items as well.  Items will vary in the concession stand, but typically include juice, Gatorade, water, fruit snacks, chips, and trail mix.  Items range from $0.25-$1.50. Please click here for list of items available.

We prefer that a concessions account is established to avoid any issues with missing money.  An account can be set up in our front office and parents can set daily spending limitations if desired.  We cannot be responsible for lost or stolen money, so this is the preferred option for girls who wish to buy snack.

  • Girls must be picked up by 6:00 pm
  • Parents and guardians must come in the lobby to sign out the girls
  • A staff member will call your child to the front desk
  • If a staff person is not at the front desk, please go directly to the office
  • Anyone who comes to pick up a child must have a valid ID checked until the staff person becomes familiar with the parent or guardian
  • Girls cannot be sent home with someone who is not on their pick up list
  • Please contact the office immediately with any changes to a child’s pick up list (verbal messages from the girls will not be accepted).

We are grateful to the United Way of North Central Florida and the City of Gainesville for their generous support of our ACHIEVE Program and their financial assistance to qualifying families.   To be considered for financial assistance you must submit a complete financial assistance application, your most recent 1040, and your free/reduced lunch form by the submission deadline.

The deadline to apply for financial assistance closes on July 22, 2016

Girls Place is an authorized Early Learning Coalition provider.

For more information please call the office at 352-373-4475.

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Thank you to our Community Partners!