Imagine learning math concepts
by playing with Legos or improving reading and writing
skills by publishing stories. These things and more are
possible through Great Explorations, an after-school and
summer enrichment program for area children.
Academic enrichment occurs
through exciting activities that expand rather than
extend the school day, including hands-on learning,
homework help, tutoring, field trips & activities.
Enrichment activities are
designed to develop the whole child through a variety of
explorer clubs and activities including music, art,
drama, outdoors, sports, health, recreation & interest
clubs (books, boats, etc.).
Learn, Learn, Learn through
Play, Play, Play
School-age children have unique
intellectual, emotional, physical and creative needs.
They also need a break from school. Great Explorations
meets those needs by nurturing a child's education
through creative, hands-on approaches.
Staff Lead The Way
Highly qualified, experienced
staff respond to each child's needs in a caring,
positive manner. Staff include teachers, education
professionals, high school students & community members.
Great Explorations meets every
regular school day and on early release Wednesdays.
Programming will be offered on half days as staffing
permits. After a healthy snack, every child will have a
tutoring or homework help session each day. Children
will also take part in enrichment clubs & recreational
The summer program meets daily
Monday through Friday. Like the after-school program,
activities include an academic component, enrichment and
Who Can Attend
Great Explorations is open to
children in grades K-5 at Hancock Public Schools. Great
Explorations meets or exceeds State of Michigan
Licensing requirements for childcare, ensuring a safe
learning environment for your child.
Modest user fees will be charged
to help operate the program. Discount and scholarships
are available based on family income and school lunch
status. Rates for the 2019-2020 school year are as
DHHS assistance may be
available for free and reduced lunch families. Please
contact the GE Site Coordinator for more information.
GE offers four sessions during
the school year with new enrichment clubs planned for
each session. The session schedules for the 2019-2020
school year are:
September 9th-November 8th
Session 2: November
Session 3: January 27st-March
Session 4: March
30th -June 10th
A 2019-2020 registration
packet must be completed before your child may
2019-2020 Session 1 Registration
If you have any questions,
please contact either the Youth Services Director or GE
Youth Services Director: 906-487-6600 ext. 130 /
Karissa Johnson, Site Coordinator:
906-487-9030 ext. 6202 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The Great Explorations program
is a partnership of the public schools of Hancock & BHK
Child Development Board.