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Bringing Leadership, Arts & Sports Together

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Hillsboro Parks & Recreation and the Hillsboro School District have joined together to offer a valuable after school program for students in grades 1 - 6.

This program provides a safe, fun place for your child to play sports, learn new skills, get help with their homework and make a difference in their community five days a week after school. BLAST combines teamwork, recreation, arts and crafts, community service projects, life skills training, and academic support all in one comprehensive program.

Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited. Registration forms are available at school or the Parks & Recreation administration office. There is no on-line registration for this program.

2019 - 20 BLAST is currently offered at these schools:

BLAST Schools
Registration Information
Registration Forms

Free Orchards

Thursday, September 12, 8 am
Free Orchards
2499 S Beech St
Cornelius, OR 97113

English Registration Form

Formulario de Inscripción en Español

Imlay Hub Site

  • Imlay
  • Indian Hills
  • Ladd Acres
  • Reedville
  • Tobias

Tuesday, September 10, 8 am
Parks & Recreation Administration Office
4400 NE Century Blvd
Hillsboro, OR 97124

English Registration Form

Formulario de Inscripción en Español

Lincoln Street Hub Site

  • Lincoln Street
  • Brookwood
  • Eastwood
  • Henry

Thursday, September 12, 8 am
Parks & Recreation Administration Office
4400 NE Century Blvd
Hillsboro, OR 97124

English Registration Form

Formulario de Inscripción en Español

 

Orenco Hub Site

  • Orenco
  • Quatama

Monday, September 9, 8 am
Parks & Recreation Administration Office
4400 NE Century Blvd
Hillsboro, OR 97124

English Registration Form

Formulario de Inscripción en Español

 

Patterson Hub Site

  • Patterson
  • Jackson
  • McKinney
  • Mooberry

Wednesday, September 11, 8 am
Parks & Recreation Administration Office
4400 NE Century Blvd
Hillsboro, OR 97124

English Registration Form

Formulario de Inscripción en Español

 

Witch Hazel Hub Site

  • Witch Hazel
  • Butternut Creek
  • Groner
  • Minter Bridge
  • Rosedale

Friday, September 13, 8 am
Parks & Recreation Administration Office
4400 NE Century Blvd
Hillsboro, OR 97124

English Registration Form

Formulario de Inscripción en Español

 

 

Grades:

1st - 6th grades

Dates: September 30, 2019 - May 29, 2020

Program will meet on regular, full school days only. It will not meet when school is closed due to an emergency or inclement weather or non-school days.

Days:

Monday - Friday

Time:

Immediately after school until 6 pm. Please note: On Wednesday school is released 1/2 hour earlier.

Fee per month:

$176 (8 months)

Room:

All students report to the gym after school.

Transportation: Transportation is no longer provided home from BLAST. Transportation is provided from participants' home school to the HUB site. When picking up your child, please arrive promptly at 6 pm. Additional fees will be charged if you are late.

Contact: Pam Cummings, Recreation Program Supervisor, 503-681-6120
Program Schedule:

On Monday - Friday, following check-in and snacks, participants will have program time which may include sports, art activities, enrichment classes, life skills lessons, and more. BLAST staff will also provide 30 minutes of homework support Monday through Thursday.

Program Activities: Homework
Participants have a designated, quiet time to work on homework for at least 30 minutes Monday through Thursday with assistance from the staff. However, not all homework may get done in this time. Participants are expected to have their homework or a book to read (if no homework) at program every day.

Life Skills
Participants will have discussions and do activities covering topics such as: self-image and self-improvement, decision making, communication skills, coping with anxiety and anger, social skills such as effective communication with others, confidence, and resolving conflicts.

Team Building
Participants will work together in groups to further develop social skills and to get to know the other participants better.

Sports
Participants will learn the rules, strategies, and fundamental skills of different sports including team sports, lifetime sports, and individual sports. The focus will be on sportsmanship and teamwork. They will also learn about other recreational opportunities in the community, nutrition, and wellness.

Arts & Crafts
Projects will focus on the season and/or monthly theme and may be driven by service projects throughout the year.

Activity & Reading Program (in cooperation with the Hillsboro Public Library).

Throughout the school year, Library staff brings books and interactive activities out to the sites that correspond with BLAST monthly themes.

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