Media Release

 

Friday, August 13, 2010
For Immediate Release

Contact: Margaret Kurtz
Telephone: 229-6993

 

Safekey Before- And After-School Program Registration Now Open
Recreational Enrichment Program Provides Safe Environment And Activities For Children

 

The city of Las Vegas Safekey Program offers affordable before- and after-school supervised activities for children ages 5 to 11 in a safe environment, allowing parents to attend to their responsibilities away from their children with peace of mind. Children attending kindergarten through fifth grade at any of 70 Safekey elementary school sites enjoy healthy lifestyle and physical fitness education, arts and crafts, music and drama, games, special events, homework assistance and a nutritious afternoon snack as part of the Safekey recreational enrichment program. The city of Las Vegas is celebrating 25 years of Safekey Program success this fall.

The program follows the Clark County School District calendar and operates only on weekdays that school is in session. The fall Safekey program begins Aug. 30, the first day of school. Registration for the 2010-2011 school year is open now. A parent must register his/her child in person, but subsequent payments may be made online with a credit or debit card. Registration is available at city of Las Vegas back-to-school events (see schedule below), elementary school meet-and-greet events (scheduled by each school), at the Safekey main office and the first day at school. Fees vary according to programs hours at individual school sites. Financial assistance may be available for qualifying households.

Safekey staff is carefully selected and placed at Safekey sites based on their skills. Staff members include school teachers, school district employees, college students, and adults interested in the well-being of children. For each child's safety, Safekey staff is trained in positive child discipline, and emergency and safety procedures. All staff receive extensive background checks.

Call (702) 229-2526 or (702) 229-3399 for more information on the city of Las Vegas Safekey Program. To learn more, visit the Safekey page online.

Back-to-School Events

Friday, Aug. 13, 6:30 p.m. - AnSan Sister City Park, 7801 Ducharme Ave.
Saturday, Aug. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. - Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive.
Saturday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cox Back-to-School Fair in Meadows Mall
Monday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m.-noon - East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center  
Friday, Aug. 20, 3-6 p.m. - Rotary Park, 901 Hinson St.
Friday, Aug. 27, 6:30 p.m. - Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Drive

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