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After-School Time

This program is an extension of the Summer Program which offers FREE, nutritious meals and structured activity to local youth.  Van Wert City School students in grades 1-5 at risk for food insecurity and in need of structured activity during afterschool hours is our main concern.  The goal of the YWCA Enrichment Programs is to nourish the bodies and minds of children by providing them with nutrient rich meals that will support their physical growth and interactive activities that will improve their education.

Fall session starts September 14, 2015  Monday - Thursday, only when VWES is in session.  Pick up no later than 6:30 p.m.  Children will ride the bus provided by VWES to the YWCA at the end of school day.  Fill out a registration form completely and return it to the YWCA.  There are limited spots available. 


Summer Time

This program provides nutritious meals to kids who may not have a meal during the break from the school's free lunch program. YWCA's Summer Program celebrated 20 years in 2015. The program's two meals are sponsored by the State of Ohio Department of Child Nutrition Program and the recreation program is supported by the United Way of Van Wert County. The YWCA served over 20,000 meals to children and 340 children registered for the Summer Food Program in 2014.

This program is an extension of the school lunch program which offers free nutritious meals to the local youth.      

Breakfast:  7:45am - 9:00am               

Lunch:  11:30am - 1:00pm

When: (Monday - Friday)

*Children may be dropped off NO EARLIER THAN 7:45 am and picked up NO LATER THAN 1:00pm

Who: Children age 1 - 18 are eligible for free meals

*Recreation Program is limited to registered 4 - 15 year olds

*The meal is the primary focus of the program. In order for your child to participate in activities, your child is required to be present for lunch.

Where: YWCA of Van Wert County, 408 East Main Street

How: Fill out registration form COMPLETELY & bring to the YWCA.  We are also kindly asking for you to consider a $20 donation to help cover the extra expenses of running the SFP, including supplies and general program expenses.





YWCA of Van Wert County, 408 East Main Street, Van Wert, Ohio 45891

419-238-6639     419-232-6361 FAX      vanwertywca@roadrunner.com

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