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  Departments  >  Recreation  >  People In Action (PIA)

RECREATION

PEOPLE IN ACTION (PIA)

People in Action (PIA), operating under the 501 (c) 3, Non-profit Organization “The Friends of DeWitt Parks and Recreation,” is a community enrichment program that addresses the challenges faced by residents with limited resources. These programs are designed to meet the needs of children and adults whose primary language is something other than English. We strive to support academic growth and reduce student drop-out rate. 

 

PIA is located within the Springfield Garden Apartment Complex on Caton Drive in DeWitt. The program is currently housed in the David G. Klim Learning and Recreation Center. Our programs are very affordable and open to any Town of DeWitt resident.

 

People In Action Code of Conduct

People In Action Program Policies

 

 

Pre-School Program

 

We believe that a child’s “work” is to “play.” Our preschool embraces this theory by creating a learn-by-play environment through activities, physical environment and routines. We will sing songs, read together, make art projects, and play outside.

 

Half Day Program (PIA Only)

Location: David G. Klim Learning and Recreation Center

Dates: Monday – Friday, September 3, 2014 – June 24, 2015

Hours: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Ages: 3 – 5 (Must be 3 on or before December 1, 2014)

Breakfast: Provided

Lunch: Provided

Cost: $100.00 Residents $120.00 Non-Residents $150 maximum per family

 

 

Full Day Program (PIA with Head Start and Peace, Inc)

The full day program is in collaboration with P.E.A.C.E., Inc Head Start. These are two separate and distinct programs that in combination offer the equivalent of a full day program Monday through Thursday. Friday is 9:00am – 12:00pm at PIA only. 


To qualify for this option, applications must be completed and approved through Head Start and People In Action. PIA staff will ensure students get on the bus to Head Start. Parents are responsible for meeting the bus upon return.    


Locations: David G. Klim Learning and Recreation Center            

Sumner Head Start located at 215 Bassett Street, Syracuse, NY

Dates: September 3, 2014 – June 24, 2015

Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 12:00pm at PIA, Afternoon at Head Start

Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm at PIA ONLY 

Bus:                Leaves approximately 12:00pm 

Ages: 4 year olds only (Must be 4 year old on or before December 1, 2014) 

Breakfast: Provided

Lunch: Provided

Cost: $100.00 Residents $120.00 Non-Residents $150 maximum per family



Required Documents for PIA Pre-K

1) Completed People In Action Application, signed by legal guardian or parent
2) Current physical exam signed by a physician with lead results and hemoglobin and/or hematocrit results.
3) Current Immunization Records (Shot Records)
4) Payment in full by check, cash, or money order.

 



After School Program  (Follows the JD School District Calendar)


Our after school program is structured to combine homework help (tutoring), experiential learning and recreational opportunities. To help support healthy eating habits we provide a nutritionally balanced snack and/or meal to every member of our program.


Middle School/ High School Students: Starting at 2:30pm students receive a snack and homework assistance. Once homework is completed students can read, participate in a quiet activity or assist other children with work or staff with Center activities. We reserve the right to request these students to leave the program if they become disruptive to themselves or others. 


Elementary School Students: Our staff meets the buses coming from Moses-DeWitt and Tecumseh Elementary Schools around 3:45pm. Children are chaperoned to the program where they receive a snack and academic support. A fun and engaging center is also provided each day that incorporates a variety skills. All elementary age students are encouraged to participate in the center unless completing homework.


Recreation Time: Recreation starts at 4:45pm Monday through Thursday. Fridays are open to all members and are typically filled with activities such as crafts, field trips and special events.

 

Payment Plan: Families that wish to make multiple payments will be enrolled in the payment plan program. A signed payment plan form is required to participate. Payments must be made on time to ensure continued enrollment in the People In Action program.


Cost: $65 per child  $150 max per family 



Required Documents for After School Programs 

1) Completed People In Action Application, signed by legal guardian or parent

2) Payment by check, cash, or money order

3) Completed payment plan form (optional)


 


English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
Led by CJ Falasco cjfalas@uc.sy.edu  Please e-mail CJ for more information.

 

 

Volunteers 

If you wish to assist with any of our current programs or start up a new one please contact us. Non-perishable donations can be dropped off conveniently at the DeWitt Town Hall or the David G. Klim Learning & Recreation Center.


Contact Us

David G. Klim Center

49 Caton Drive

DeWitt, NY 13214

Phone: (315) 218-7291

Email: pia@townofdewitt.com


Megan Ball, Program Site Supervisor 

Phone: (315) 446-3910 x 127

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