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After School Programming

$25 registration fee $50 weekly

Our after-school program is designed to provide a safe and engaging environment for children aged 5-12 after school dismissal until 5:30PM, Monday through Friday. We offer a variety of programming, including academic support, recreational activities, and arts and crafts, all included in the weekly price. We understand that financial barriers can prevent some families from accessing quality after-school care, which is why we accept CCDF and offer several scholarship programs. To learn more about our scholarship opportunities, please email us at Our goal is to ensure that every child has the opportunity to thrive in a supportive and enriching after-school environment.

Homework Monitoring

Homework monitoring is key to ensuring academic success and involves regularly checking and reviewing students' homework assignments. Hanna Community Center's staff work with parents to monitor their child's homework and provide support and resources when needed. By staying engaged and involved in their child's academic progress, parents can help to ensure that their child is developing good study habits and staying on track. Effective homework monitoring helps identify areas where students may be struggling and provides opportunities for additional support. With the help of Hanna's dedicated staff, parents can work to help their child reach their full academic potential.

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The Hanna Community Center's STEM program is made possible through partnerships with several organizations at Purdue University, including Women in Engineering, the National Society of Black Engineers, the Biochemistry Department, and the Engineering Department. Led by Purdue volunteers, the program offers a range of activities that help students develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and technical skills. The Women in Engineering and National Society of Black Engineers provide role models and mentors for young people, demonstrating the possibilities for careers in STEM fields. The Biochemistry Department offers hands-on experiences in lab settings, while the Engineering Department provides opportunities for students to design and build their own projects. These partnerships are a key component of the program's success, providing access to expertise, resources, and role models from the wider community. 

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Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement's financial literacy programs have been instrumental in bringing financial education to the Hanna Community Center. These programs provide lessons and resources that help students learn about managing money, budgeting, saving, and investing. The program is taught by Hanna staff members who have received training from Junior Achievement and follow lesson plans designed to teach kids about the importance of understanding personal finance. By helping young people develop financial literacy skills, the program is helping to build a foundation for future financial success. Students who participate in the program learn valuable skills that can help them make informed decisions about money, plan for the future, and avoid common financial pitfalls. With the support of Junior Achievement, the Hanna Community Center is empowering young people to take control of their financial futures and build a strong financial foundation.

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Dance and Music

The dance and music programs at the Hanna Community Center are led by experienced instructors from Studio B, Turning Pointe, and Julie Brier. These programs provide young people with a creative outlet to express themselves and develop skills in teamwork, discipline, and perseverance. Through dance and music, students learn the importance of practice and dedication, which are skills that can be applied to other areas of their lives. Studies have shown that participation in music and dance programs can also lead to improved cognitive function, social skills, and emotional regulation. By providing opportunities for young people to engage in these activities, the Hanna Community Center is helping to build well-rounded individuals who are equipped with the skills and confidence they need to succeed in all areas of their lives. Whether they pursue a career in the arts or not, the skills learned through dance and music can have a positive impact on their future success.

Computer Skills

The Hanna Community Center's partnership with Wonderland has brought exciting opportunities for young people to learn about computer coding and 3D printing. Through the program, students are introduced to the basics of computer programming, learning how to write code and develop their own programs. They also learn how to use 3D modeling software to design their own creations, which can then be 3D printed. These skills are in high demand in today's job market, making the program a valuable investment in the future of young people. Beyond the practical applications, the program also helps students develop problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity skills. By introducing young people to the world of computer programming and 3D printing, the Wonderland partnership is helping to create a pathway for future innovation and success. Students who participate in the program develop valuable skills that can be applied to a wide range of careers and industries, making them well-equipped for whatever the future may hold.

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Career Education

The Hanna Community Center offers career education classes that focus on the job market of today and introduce children to new career possibilities. These classes are designed to give young people an understanding of the skills and education needed for various careers, and to introduce them to volunteer professionals who are currently working in those fields. Through these classes, students learn about the range of careers available to them and the steps they need to take to achieve their career goals. They also learn about the importance of networking and building professional relationships, as they meet and engage with professionals from different industries. By providing young people with exposure to different career options, the program helps them to make informed decisions about their futures and to identify their strengths and interests. With the support of dedicated volunteers, the career education program at the Hanna Community Center is helping to create a pathway for young people to succeed in their chosen fields.

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