After-school community center opening at Hillcrest Elementary


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When school starts back up in August, around 30 to 40 kids in grades first grade through sixth grade will have a new after-school community center.

Boise Parks and Recreation decided to open Hillcrest Kid City at Hillcrest Elementary after doing an an analysis of Boise School District Title I schools and their locations. “This site has been on our radar for several years and was our next priority if/when funding could be secured,” Parks and Rec. Director Doug Holloway said.

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Students will be able to stay at the community center and will have access to monitored computer time along with other activities and games.

“Because it is a free program, the barrier to pay for after-school care is removed for those families that may not otherwise be able to pay for such services,” Holloway said.

The center will be open Monday – Friday from 3:45 – 6 p.m. Homework assistance and a snack will also be provided to kids.

Pre-registration is required for all Boise Parks and Rec’s Kid City programs. For more information, head to the City of Boise’s website, here.

Anna Daly - BoiseDev Reporter
Anna Daly - BoiseDev Reporter
Anna Daly is a reporter for BoiseDev. She's an Emmy-winning journalist, and a professor at the College of Western Idaho. Contact her at [email protected].

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