Southeastern to host after school program

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: December 12, 2012

     HAMMOND – Southeastern's Department of Recreational Sports and Wellness is offering a unique after school program for youths three to 13. REC Kids is designed for children three to seven, while REC Stars is for kids eight to 13.

     "REC Kids/REC Stars Afterschool Program is designed to offer parents an after school experience that includes homework/tutoring, physical activity and nutrition lessons," said Dollie Hebert director of Recreational Sports and Wellness. "While REC Stars provides a conditioning component for ages eight-13, both programs were created to teach healthy eating habits, while addressing the decreasing amount of exercise during the school day."

     Scheduled Monday through Friday from 2:45 – 5:45 p.m., the program is supervised and implemented by Recreational Sports and Wellness professional and student staff, as well as Southeastern students majoring in areas such as education, kinesiology, nutrition, and sports management.

     The program begins January 7, 2013. Registration fees are $20 per child and $40 per family for two or more children. The program cost is $5 per hour, with a snack included. A two-hour minimum stay for maximum program impact is recommended.

     To register a child or for more information, call (985) 549-5734.

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