WAWM RCS Celebrates Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week

West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation and Community Services Department Celebrates Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week
Posted on 04/15/2019
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During April, the West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation and Community Services Department celebrates the Action 300 and Action 330 Programs as part of the After-school Professionals Appreciation Week. (April 22-April 26)

“Those that work in our after-school programs are at the heart of what we do to serve children,” said Director of Recreation and Community Services, Shelly Strasser. “
We believe that our professionals make a difference in the lives of these young people and their families. We encourage everyone to join us this week in thanking the after-school professionals in their lives and in their schools.”

Over 1,300 students district wide participate in the after school Action 300 and Action 330 programs. “These after-school Action programs are far more than child care, they provide opportunities in art, social emotional development, health and wellness, STEM and much more. With that demand comes increased responsibility from the over 150 staff who are making a difference in the lives of our students every day,” explains Out of School Time Program Manager, Bobby Foreman.

Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week is a joint effort of parents, schools, and the community to recognize, appreciate and celebrate those dedicated to working with youth during out of school hours.  

“We’re busy thanking all of our Afterschool Action 300 and Action 330 staff with a shout out. Parents and students are welcome to create hand written cards or send an email to 
foremanr@wawmsd.org describing how these dedicated people make a difference in the lives of children!”

This initiative is sponsored by the National Afterschool Association, learn more about them at naaweb.org.