Contracted to the Y through the Ministry of Education, the EASP serves up to 1,600 students from public schools across Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. The goals of the programme include: to improve social, emotional, and academic competencies; provide comprehensive youth development activities with a focus on character development; and provide parents with a safe after-school environment for their children. The Y’s core values of honesty, caring, respect, responsibility, and faith are integrated into all after-school activities.
This programme reaches children most in need during the critical after school hours, helping them build confidence as well as social and emotional awareness. Our primary purpose addresses the main and underlying cause of the majority of challenges our community faces. The Y teaches, and is rooted in basic, core values that inspire youth and build character for all. We focus on prevention to reduce the severity of need for intervention later in life.
The high school programme runs Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and students are provided transport home. Similar to the primary school programme, the high schoolers start with a healthy snack, but then break into clubs which they sign up for at the start of the term. Clubs range from film-making and dance to automotive, sports, and Teen Leaders.
The high school programme is offered at the following sites:
- John Gray High School
- Clifton Hunter High School
- Layman E. Scott High School
The EASP is funded in large part by government and a private trust, with additional support by the private sector. There is no charge for the High School programme, participants assist by planning and hosting fundraisers. If you would like to support this programme please contact email@example.com.
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For more information about the EASP please call 922-2432.