After School Program

The After School Program meets every Wednesday at Bethel Presbyterian Church. Trained social workers and volunteers provide counseling to lead the Young Women on the Move curriculum. We meet in weekly one-hour sessions at the high schools and in three-hour after school sessions for both middle school and high school groups. The program is organized around the goal of promoting healthy development in mind, body and spirit.

Program sessions include:

  • Guest speakers
  • Field trips
  • Arts and crafts
  • Life skills training
  • Mentoring
  • Project-based learning
  • Community service events

A Typical Day In the After School Program:Mary Beth helps the girls set goals for NuMoves

During a typical Wednesday after school program session, the school district provides bus transportation to our location. After the girls arrive, they visit with friends and get a nutritious snack. Then, a staff member or a guest speaker leads the large group teaching session on that month’s theme–social relationships, health, careers, etc.

The girls split into small groups led by a social worker or volunteer who coaches them on life skills, goal planning, or other topics pertaining to the month’s theme. Fun activities like yoga, poetry writing, crafts, and scrapbooking are also regularly part of the afternoon.

Aside from the Wednesday afternoon program, the girls’ small group leaders also conduct in-school visits once a week. There, they maintain relationships with school staff, conduct small groups with their girls, and offer individualized counseling.

How to Join

The Young Women on the Move After School Program would love to have you! Young women enrolled in one of the six schools listed below may join the program.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Anila Deliu, program coordinator, at (913) 426-8667 or by email at Parental permission is required for membership in the after school program.

Participating Schools:

  • Argentine Middle School
  • Central Middle School
  • Northwest Middle School
  • F. L. Schlagle High School
  • J. C. Harmon High School
  • Wyandotte High School

What Members Say:

“YOUNG WOMEN ON THE MOVE has made me a better person because they have helped me become a respectful person. They always told me I have to respect myself in order for others to respect me. Thank you for helping more girls learn how to respect themselves.”

“I like YOUNG WOMEN ON THE MOVE because I know everyone cares for me. We can share our problems with each other and the staff. We are there for each other.”

“I joined YOUNG WOMEN ON THE MOVE because I want to be somebody!”