Research shows that between the hours of 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. violent juvenile crimes triples and during these hours children are more at risk for becoming victims of crime. Because the difference between a typical school day and business hours often times are as much as 25 hours a week, youth are often unattended, increasing their risk for unhealthy behaviors. It is also indicated that children gain their independence through unsupervised time making the need for positive influences even more important.
The Salvation Army After -School Program gives children between the ages of 5- and 14-years-old a safe environment designed to provide educational activities, academic support, social skills, tools to make good and positive choices, and physical activity, all under the umbrella of Christian values and leadership.
Our programs serve Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, and Ellis counties. Each operate Monday – Friday and follow each county's school district calendar. The Army operates several formal (licensed) and informal after-school programs. Hours of operation and program fees vary by location. For more detailed information, to schedule a tour, or register your child please contact a location near you!