After School Program

Lids playing a game in Bethel YDIC After school programDuring the school year, children in grades one through five attending Beech and Chief Joseph Elementary school students may enroll in an afternoon program for after school care. The Center is open every day Portland Public Schools is open; hours are 3 pm to 5:30 pm. Children are enrolled on a first come, first served basis until all spots are filled.

Staff meets your child at their school at dismissal time and accompanies them back to Bethel’s building. They are offered a substantial after-school snack. There is time set aside for homework, reading or mathematics games. Once school work is done, children may choose an activity – games, crafts, outdoor play (weather permitting).

The Bethel YDIC After School Progam is cancelled

for the 2019-20 School Year.

On June 10 Bethel Lutheran Church experienced significant water damage when a toilet overflowed over night. Due to significant water damage that occurred the Bethel Youth Drop-In Center after school program is cancelled while the clean-up and reconstruction take place. Read more about it here.

Although After-School care for the 2019-2020 school year will not be offered, there will be access to the Family Food Cart throughout the year.