After School Programs

Who are we?

The Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Program has been providing free programs to children throughout Buffalo for the past 38 years. Founded in 1984, the mission of the Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Program is to provide underserved children, at no charge, equal opportunities to engage in the highest quality programs and to offer character-building activities through academics, sports, and the arts.

TEAMHUTCH is currently preparing our programs listed below for instruction in-person learning in Buffalo’s Reach Academy, Public School #77, The Belle Center,  Asarese Matters Community Center, and several Saturday Community School locations. If you have an interest in our services contact us at 716-715-4980.

Afterschool Programming

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Class Descriptions

STEAM Club

Science Club is designed to expose students to the scientific method through fun hands-on experiments. Developing skills, listening, quick thinking, analyzing data, and problem-solving will all be skills emphasized throughout the program. Instructors use our custom standards-based curriculum to motivate and engage students.

 

Diversity Dance

Amor and Heritagea traditional Hispanic dance company, provides dance instruction using traditional music from Columbia, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Peru, Brazil, and Mexico to educate the students on the dance styles from these countries.

Etiquette & Health Wellness

The goal of the Etiquette & Health Wellness Sessions is to provide students with well-rounded guidelines that will help them transition their lives to becoming healthier with social values that may be utilized at home or in public environments. This starter kit of principles will help prepare them for educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities that will allow them to develop into positive and productive citizens.

Creative Expression

This is designed to explore different forms of self-expression through genres of reading and writing, as well as the other necessary elements needed to improve writing, composition skills, and self-awareness with the goal of inspiring students to create original ideas and projects.

Free Mind

The goal of the FREE MIND session is to provide students with a safe space to express age-appropriate social and emotional matters. Topics will include but are not limited to personal and community health; nutrition and financial awareness; growth and development.

Arts Expression & Burchfield Penny Art Educational Program

International artist LeRoi C. Johnson and local artist Jay Hawkins will help the youth explore their cultural feelings about art by placing them on canvas. In addition, the Burchfield Penny will provide sessions in which their docents are encouraged to use their unique skills, anecdotal and professional experience, and more to bring the museum and the arts to life for after-school participants. The collective goal is to inspire and ignite interest. The goals are to engage students with works of art that may resonate and parallel their own life experiences, provide positive experiences with adult role models, and gain self-confidence and public speaking skills.

Chess Club

Students will be taught basic skills, strategies, rules, and conventions, and participate safely online with appropriate personal, social behavior, and job opportunities that are related to the field will be covered.

Physical Education

This physical energetic challenging session will engage the students to perform various exercises in their home environments that will elevate their heart rates and develop muscle strength. They will learn that there is a direct relationship to higher standards of learning through being more fit.

Go Noddle / Kaboom / Legends of Learning Sessions

These diverse student-engaging activities will motivate students by making learning fun and in a contest format. Prizes and gift card awards will be given out monthly for various achievements and goals that may have been obtained during a certain month.

Creative Expression

Designed to explore different forms of self expression through genres of reading and writing, as well as the other all necessary elements needed to improve writing, composition skills and self awareness with the goal of inspiring students to create original ideas and projects.

Free Mind

The goal of the FREE MIND session is to provide students with a safe space to express age-appropriate social and emotional matters. Topics will include but are not limited to personal and community health; nutrition and financial awareness; growth and development

If you are an individual or company that has this kind of community services at heart, please contact our program coordinator so that we can continue to bring joy to those who don’t have.  Also if you are an individual or agency in need, contact us so that you can be a recipient of our love.

Mykia LaNae Program Coordinator
Site Managers: Aswad Jones, Nicole Robinson & Vernon Duncan
338 E Ferry St
Suite 115
Buffalo, NY 14208

Phone: 716-715-4980