Afterschool Program

8/10/21 - 5/27/22

Girls Inc. of Lakeland is currently enrolling girls in grades K-12 for its afterschool program. Due to COVID-19, space will be limited, so applications will be accepted on a first come - first served basis. Once applications are reviewed, you will receive notification of your child’s enrollment status for the school year.

Afterschool Program Summary
8/10/21 - 5/27/22

We are now currently enrolling girls in grades K - 12th

Girls Inc. will provide limited afterschool care from select schools.  We will also provide all day care for most school holidays and standard holidays.  Please see the attached list of days that we are scheduled to be open and days we are to be closed.  Please see the list of schools that we will be picking up from to determine if we will serve your daughter’s school this year. Girls will be picked up from school by Girls Inc. staff and must be picked up from Girls Inc. by 5:45 p.m.  Parents unable to pick up their child/children at closing time will be charged a late fee.  Late fee charges per child are $5.00 for the first 15 minutes past closing and $5.00 for each additional 15 minutes.  Fee must be paid prior to your child/children returning to the center.

The snack bar will be open every day from 3:00 – 4:00 P.M.  Cash money is not accepted for snacks.  Parents must pay for their daughter’s snacks by check, money order or credit card or girls can bring snacks from home.  Girls are allowed to have up to three snacks daily.  A snack is provided to girls that do not have funds in their snack account or do not bring a snack from home. Candy nor gum are allowed at Girls Inc.

Proper shoes and dress attire must be worn at all times.  Please review the attached rules with your daughter to ensure that she is dressed appropriately. Of special note, girls should not wear pants with holes, shorts should not be short-shorts, and tops should not be strapless or spaghetti straps.  Shoes must be closed in from the back and for safety reasons, tennis shoes are suggested especially for outside play. Girls dressed inappropriately will be required to change into appropriate clothing provided by Girls Inc.

Girls are not permitted to have the items listed above unless it is necessary for tutoring or homework help  and cleared through our President and CEO. If a girl is found with these items in her possession without clearance, she will face disciplined by the President and CEO.

To ensure the safety and well-being of your daughter and your family, our Girls Inc. families, our staff and their families, we now have detailed precautions and practices in place to help avoid anyone being infected with the virus.  Please read, sign and return the attached statement with your daughter’s application.  We will not accept any applications without this signed document.

Girls Incorporated of Lakeland
Girls Incorporated of Lakeland offers the only daily after school program solely for girls in the Lakeland area.  An all-day (10 hour) program operates whenever school is not in session.  The program is supervised by staff and volunteers.

The girls are taught worthwhile skills, encouraged to develop a sense of self-worth and assisted generally in making the difficult transition to adulthood in a supportive environment. We inspire girls to be “Strong, Smart, and Bold.”

The program is funded primarily by United Way of Central Florida & Publix Charities with the remainder of funding coming from membership dues, Foundations, grants, and program fees.

Program Fees

Registration Fee
$20.00 for the first child
$10.00 for each additional child in the same family household.

Weekly Fee
$45.00 per child

Fees must be paid at the beginning of each week
and is non-refundable.

Fees can be paid by credit card, money order or by check. No cash payments will be accepted.  There will be an assessed fee of $2.00 for each day that fees are late being paid.  Fees are based on five days of care.  Your child care fee is payable for each week whether or not your child is present the entire week or any part of the week. 

School Lists Pick-Up

Blake Academy  |  North Lakeland Elem.
Dr. N. E. Roberts  |  Lincoln Academy
Winston Academy  |  Lawton Chiles Academy 
Rochelle School of The Arts  |  Jesse Keen Elem.
McKeel Academy Central  |  McKeel Academy South

Afterschool Daily Schedule

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. - Girls will be picked up from school
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. - Snack
4:00 – 5:15 p.m. - Afternoon activities
4:15 – 4:30 p.m. - Sustained Silent Reading - Everyone stops to read at this time!
5:15 – 5:45 p.m. - Clean Up/Prepare For Home

Hours of Operation

After School Program Year
Monday – Friday …... 2:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Program Date: August 10, 2021 – May 27, 2022

Teacher Workdays and School Holidays
Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Lunch is not provided on school holidays. Girls must bring a lunch on school holidays.

School Holidays
Student Holiday – Sept. 13, 2021
Student Holiday – Oct. 18, 2021
Student Holiday – Nov. 11, 2021
Student Holiday – Feb. 18-21, 2022
Spring Break – Mar. 21-25, 2022

Agency Holidays – Center Closed
Labor Day – Sept. 6, 2021
Thanksgiving – Nov. 22-26 2021
Christmas Holidays – Dec. 20- Jan. 3, 2022
MLK’s Birthday – Jan. 17, 2022
Good Friday – April 15, 2022
Memorial Day – May 30, 2022

Two and Half Hours Early Release Dates
September 8, 2021
October 27, 2021
January 12, 2022
February 2, 2022
March 16, 2022
April 20, 2022
May 27, 2022

Application Packet

An application with your daughter's most recent report card can be submitted between the hours of 4-5:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please allow 48 hours for your daughter's application to be processed.

Drop-Off Address:

The Jenkins Building
1220 West Highland Street
Lakeland, FL 33815


Registration Payments

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