In both our Oakwood and Alton Acres developments, we have centrally-located Recreation Centers that host many programs throughout the year. Many of these programs are for the benefit of the children in our developments, but AHA strives to provide programs that all residents may take advantage of.
Oakwood Center Director
Alton Acres Center Director
Summer Food Service Program
In the summer, AHA participates in the Summer Food Service Program that provides free lunches for children throughout the summer while they're out of school. This program is open to all children, so even kids that do not live in our developments are free to come to our centers and have lunch! This program typically starts in June and ends in early August before children go back to school. We have Center Directors that provide games and entertainment for the children during the summer as well!
After-School Tutorial Progam
During the school year, the centers are open right after school until the early evening. During this time, we have our Center Directors, as well as volunteers, provide homework help in our After-School Tutorial Program. The children are also free to visit the centers after school to play board games, do arts and crafts, and to participate in other activities. AHA is also affiliated with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America.
One such activity is our Girls Learning and Developing (G.L.A.D.) Program. This program is for girls age 8-18 to come together and learn how to be productive, well-educated young women who can make a difference in their community. This group often takes field trips to places like Memphis, TN; Chicago, IL; and, most recently, Washington D.C.! Our goal is to provide these young women with an educational experience and to give them the tools and knowledge they need to be the best version of themselves.
Future All-Stars Basketball
The Future All-Stars Basketball Program is enjoyed by many children in our developments. These children get the experience of playing a sport while learning the value of teamwork, sportsmanship, and having a good attitude. The team competes in many local tournaments and plays games regularly on Saturdays during the summer. Most recently, a group of girls decided to band together and become cheerleaders for our Future All-Stars! They took the time to learn cheers, practice, and even designed their own t-shirts to wear during the games.