Registration is open for the Afterschool Program

21st Century Afterschool Program

Registration for the After School Program is available at:

Beaver River 4-H Afterschool program - provides afterschool academic support and enrichment along with the 4-H National mandates – Healthy Living, Citizenship, and Science. Students have access to teacher tutors to work in small group settings specifically aligning with their school day academic work. This program is funded by the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant; there is no cost to attend.

Who Can Attend: This program is open to students in grades Pre-K-8 attending Beaver River Central School.

Program Dates & Hours: Monday – Friday from school dismissal until 5:30 PM on every full day school is in session. No programming will be held on half days, early dismissal, or when afterschool activities are cancelled. The tentative start date for the program is October 2.

Transportation: Busing will be offered daily at program dismissal, while parent pickup will be no later than 5:30 PM.

Enrollment Instructions: Enrollment into the program is held on a first come, first serve basis. Limited spaces are available. You will be notified when your child has been accepted into the program. Once the program is full, further enrollments will be placed on a waiting list.

Please complete the enrollment form with as much information as possible. Pay special attention to contact information, transportation authorization, and medical information. Your child may not start the program until all required enrollment information has been submitted.

This enrollment form is a fillable PDF, and can be completed digitally and emailed to the site coordinator, Courtney Widrick, at

Alternatively, you may print the form and mail it to:

Courtney Widrick
CCE Jefferson
203 North Hamilton St.
Watertown, NY 13601

As many of you know, we were part of a six district grant with Cornell Cooperative Extension(CCE) that will allow us to have an afterschool program.  Our hope was to have it up and running for the start of school.  However, since there were not enough applications to fill the Program Educator position there will be a delay to starting the program.  I’ve attached the announcement above with the original press release stated below.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County’s 4-H Youth Development Program is excited to announce that they are awarded a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant for $1,120,000.  The overall purpose of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers is to provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities in community learning centers that:  1) Provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low performing schools, to meet the challenging State academic standards; 2) offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as youth development, service learning, nutrition, arts, music, technology, financial literacy, science, career development and ties to in-demand industry sectors; 3) offer families of students served by the centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education.  The grant period is five years.  The funding is $1,120,000 per year.  The program funding begins July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2022 subject to availability of funds from the United States Department of Education and satisfactory performance.  Stephanie Graf, Youth, Family and Community Development Program Leader shares, “This opportunity would not have been possible without the collaboration of Jefferson/Lewis BOCES and all school districts involved.”


The 21st Century Community Learning Center will provide 4-H after school programs, and in some cases 4-H morning programs for Beaver River Central School District, Copenhagen Central School District, Watertown City School District, LaFargeville Central School District, Belleville Henderson Central School District, Immaculate Heart Central and Indian River Central School District.   The grades served and hours of program will vary by school as it was based on the school’s needs at the time the grant was prepared.  There is no cost to participate in the programs.