PATH stands for Play at the Hub. We invite all area residents and community children to participate in youth recreation designed to foster knowledge, creativity, physical stamina, and character in the Village's after school, summer camp, and day off programs. We work closely with area schools to provide programs that complement schedules and curricula while providing participants with a nurturing, yet engaging, place to play.
After School - 6:30pm
Open Every School Day (No Half Days)
Includes Early Release Mondays
When school is canceled due to weather, PATH is also canceled.
Transportation will be provided by School Districts 15 and 16 in Glendale Heights. Transportation is NOT provided for grades 6th - 8th from Glenside Middle School. PATH Pals is a "drop in" program with structured activities and supervision.
Students participate in a wide range of athletic, creative, and academic activities each day. While PATH makes time for homework, we aim to spend after school time constructively with planned activities written by education and recreation professionals. Students might learn about another country, participate in a talent show, or play in a basketball tournament. Every day is different, but always fun!
The main benefit of after school programming is it widens your child's interests. It fosters development of innate talents for new activities and provides opportunities to hone them further. After school activities discourage children from having too much "screen time."
Children in after school programs learn to cooperate in a group settng, becoming confident "citizens of the world." In doing so, they learn what it means to follow rules and be a team player. They also learn better communication skills and how to think on their feet. Besides improving school attendance and academic performance, the programs reinforce school learning with practitical application.
PATH welcomes middle school students to spend their afternoons at the Sports Hub! Participants can plan and help younger students, attend open gym, complete service projects, play games, and more with a qualified PATH After School mentor. The program operates from 3:00pm to 6:30pm, but parents are welcome to pick up the students at any convenient time before 6:30pm. Parents may authorize self-release for a specified time. Transportation is not provided from Glenside Middle School to the Sports Hub.