NORDC offers afterschool programming through partnerships with incredible, dependable organizations. By partnering with NORDC, these organizations offer youth a safe, healthy, and enriching environment. NORDC afterschool programs are designed to engage youth in structured learning, and address the interests of their academic, cognitive, and social needs.
For more information about youth after school programs, please contact Youth Program Manager Djuana Bolds Johnson at
(504) 658-3049 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORDC Kids Café
NORDC Kids Cafe provides free after school meals at NORDC rec centers. This program is in partnership with the Share Our Strength “No Kid Hungry” campaign.
Read Mommy, Read
at the Behrman Rec Center
This program provides parents the opportunity to spend quality time promoting literacy with their loved ones. In addition, it allows young minds the opportunity to develop strong literary skills while engaging with peers. Early afternoon programming includes parents reading to toddlers, while late evening offers more structured programming to school aged kids inclusive of: quiet reading, oral book reports, book making, storytelling, poetry reading, short story writing, and creative writing with explorations in hip-hop.
Story time includes invited guests to read stories to the kids. Oral book reports will occur after all kids have spent one hour in quiet reading. Book club occurs when a book is identified and three or more people decide to read that same literature. All participants contribute a short story towards the printing of one book in bookmaking. We have a section of poetry which is visited weekly and poems are selected and read by students to the other youth, following is a discussion about the poetry. Students are encouraged to submit their own poetry as well. Creative Writing with explorations in Hip-Hop is encouraged in conjunction with poetry.
NORDC offers chess tutorials to help you learn the game of chess. Also, brush up on your chess skills or challenge other players in a game of chess during our open play hours. Registration is free and ongoing for ages 8 and up. Weekly chess instructionals are at the following rec centers:
Lyons Rec Center Thursdays 6:30 PM–7:30 PM