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.
Registration for the 2016-2017 school year begins on Wednesday, June 1 on a first come, first serve basis. All programs follow the Jamesville-DeWitt school district calendar. Currently transportation is not available from Jamesville Elementary.
Preschool Program (Ages 3-5)
This program is currently FULL. Call the Recreation Office at (315) 446-3910 x 9 to be placed on the waitlist.
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.
Dates: Monday – Friday, September 7, 2016 - June 22, 2017
Hours: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Ages: 3 – 5 (Must be 3 on or before December 1, 2016)
Cost: $100 Residents $120 All Others $150 max 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 by check, cash, or money order.
After School Program (Grades K-6)
Our after school program is structured to combine tutoring, hands on learning, and recreational opportunities. Activities include homework help, arts and crafts, games, outside play, and special events.
Dates: Monday – Friday, September 7, 2016 - June 23, 2017
Hours: 3:00pm – 5:15pm
Cost: $65 Residents $75 All Others $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)
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.
Open Homework Hours (Grades 7-12)
Jamesville-DeWitt students in grades 7-12 are welcome to drop-in to the Klim Center, Monday-Friday from 2:15-3:45pm, to do schoolwork. Students will have the opportunity to work on homework, academic projects, or study. Pre-registration is not required. All participants must leave the Center by 3:45pm.
Dates: September 7, 2016 – June 23, 2017
Hours: 2:15 – 3:45pm
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
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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.
David G. Klim Center
49 Caton Drive
DeWitt, NY 13214
Phone: (315) 218-7291
Megan Ball, Program Director
Phone: (315) 446-3910 x 127