Number One Exemplary Community-Based After-School
Program in the State of Maine - 2007
The Game Loft is an after-school and vacation program serving school age youth only.
The Game Loft is open from 2 PM until 6 PM Monday through Thursday and until 8:30 PM on Friday for youth over the age of 12. Monday is Young Gamers Day with programming appropriate for kids 12 and under. The Loft has extended hours for early release days and during school vacations and holidays.
The Game Loft serves 15 - 35 young people daily. Space for quiet times are available to all participants as needed.
The program provides recreation services to school-age children. The mission is to provide Positive Youth Development through games. The staff is familiar with the precepts of Positive Youth Development and strives to make sure that these goals are in place at all times. The rules of the program are reviewed with all participants and are posted prominently.
Parents are involved as volunteers and members of the Board of Directors and its various committees.
One hot meal is provided Monday through Friday at 2:30 PM. A snack is provided at 4:00 PM. A second meal is provided Friday evenings at 6:00 PM.
There are no specific times for outdoor recreation due to the age of the participants and the limited time of their daily visits. Indoor activities are appropriate to the developmental needs of the participants. Each participant has a choice of activities.
General support for The Loft comes primarily from individual donations from parents, family members, community members and our many friends. The Loft also receives support from The City of Belfast, United Way of Eastern Maine, United Midcoast Charities and, in collaboration with Broadreach Family and Community Services, receives some program funding from the Funds for a Healthy Maine administered by the Department of Health and Human Services.
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