Objective: To provide for the students the additional learning needed to improve scholastic performance and increase the number of students passing state mandated tests.

Schedule: The After School Program for Kindergarten to 4th grade is conducted in the Elementary School Monday through Friday from 2:30 to 5:20 P.M.

Director: The director of the K-4 After School Director is Deanna Ognen. Deanna has worked for the Hancock Community Education Foundation since 2012. Deanna received her B.A. in English from SUNY Oneonta in 2013 and has been awarded the New York State Child Care Credential. This certification is a testament to her professionalism and dedication while providing high quality services in School Age Child Care in New York State.

Curriculum: The students are divided into teams and rotated through the prescribed activity periods. Immediately upon convening, the students are given a snack and drinks to revive them after a day of schooling. Conferences between the director and the students' teachers identify areas in need of improvement. The students are rotated through tutoring sessions conducted by certified teachers and supervised by the director and professional staff. The focus is on homework and other work identified by the class room teacher. The students are rotated through a computer training period, a supervised play period, and art or music enrichment.

Evaluation: As of June 2017, among HCS students who enrolled in college, 89% participated in the after-school program; only 14% of the students who did not go to college were participants of the HCEF program, indicating the program is highly successful in promoting college awareness and preparation. Of those who both participated in HCEF and went to college, 94% completed or are still enrolled in college.

Funding: In 2017, HCEF was awared a Round 7 21st Century Learning Center Grant to operate the programs for 3 hours per day, 5 days a week. The balance of the budget is raised through fund-raising and sponsorship from the United Way of Delaware and Otsego Counties.

Objective: To improve the performance of the participating students in their studies, bring them up to grade level in math, reading, and science and to improve their performance in the state mandated tests. Ultimately, the objective is to make school a more pleasant experience that will encourage them to stay in school, graduate, and go on to college.

Schedule: The After School Program is conducted in the Hancock Middle School from 2:30 PM until 5:30 PM on Monday through Friday.

Director: The 5-9th After School Director is Tina Appley. Tina has worked at the after school program since 2008 and has completed her New York State School Age Care Credential from After School Works New York, a Membership Association for the after school professionals in New York State. This certification is a testament to her professionalism and dedication while providing high quality services in School Age Care here in New York State.

Curriculum: The students are divided into teams and rotated through the prescribed activity periods. Immediately upon convening, the students are given a snack and drinks to revive them after a day of schooling. Conferences between the director and the students' teachers identify areas in need of improvement. The students are rotated through tutoring sessions conducted by certified teachers and supervised by the director and professional staff. The focus is on homework and other work identified by the class room teacher. The students are rotated through a computer training period, a supervised play period, and art or music enrichment.

Funding: In 2017, HCEF was awared a Round 7 21st Century Learning Center Grant to operate the programs for 3 hours per day, 5 days a week. The balance of the budget is raised through fund-raising and sponsorship from the United Way of Delaware and Otsego Counties.