New youth program to open Nov. 4, hosting Halloween Open House in Burrillville next week


BURRILLVILLE – Burrillville’s younger students will soon have a new place to get after school homework help and tutoring, reading and math instruction, playtime, social skills and more.

The Greenridge Youth Program, an extension of a new downtown Pascoag development operated by Woonsocket-based nonprofit Neighborworks Blackstone River Valley, will officially open on Monday, Nov. 4.

But first, residents will have the chance to get a glimpse of what the program is all about at an open house/Halloween party on Thursday, Oct. 31.

The youth program will be open to kindergarten through 6th grade students under the age of 13, and will cost $73.13 per week. It will be taught by Amy Schneidhorst a long-term university lecturer who also has experience teaching at public schools in Ann Arbor, Mass.

“Amy brings an interest in food justice and vegetarian cooking, curiosity about cultures and community, and a commitment to building strong communities through healthy relationships,” noted a release on the program.

Meghan Rego, director of resource development and communications for Neighborworks, noted that guest will have the chance to meet program staff at the event next week.

The center will be located at 124 Garvy Ledges Lane in Pascoag, by the townhouse apartments at Greenridge Commons, and will provide 25 hours a week of after school tutoring and enrichment during the school year, and 40 hours a week of programming during school vacations and the summer.

“It provides homework help, tutoring, fun learning projects, healthy snacks, a beautiful outside play area, and a high tech comprehensive literacy and math program – iReady – which creates customized learning plans for each student to ensure grade-level reading and math proficiency,” said Rego.

The facility is licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Children,Youth and Families and will accept DHS CCAP vouchers. It is also Bright Stars rated, and will have school bus drop off available.

And from November 4-27, NWBRV is providing a free trial month for interested families.

The Halloween-themed Open House on will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31 and will include candy, games and prizes. The event is free and open to all families.

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