Before and After School Programs

Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School-The ASPIRE Program. This program is open to all students in Grades 2-5 and is held Mondays through Fridays from school dismissal until 5:30 p.m., 3-Day and 5-Day per week options are available.

Riverview Foundation’s Aspire Program offers educationally enriching opportunities during afterschool hours for students in Grades 2-5. As a partnership between Riverview Foundation, a community-based, public non-profit organization/Martial Arts school, and the Brunswick School Department.

The goals of the Aspire Program are to:

  • promote academic achievement and improve academic performance
  • enhance physical health, fitness and overall wellness
  • provide cultural, artistic and creative enrichment opportunities
  • support parental involvement and engagement

For more information please feel free to contact Program Director: Joseph Carpenito at:

207-232-1718 or email:

To learn more about this award winning afterschool program or Riverview Foundation, go to:

Aspire Program Application: Click for 2013-14 Aspire Appplication!

The Bath Area Family YMCA and Family Focus Child Care Programs offer Before and After School Care. These programs are opportunities for children attending Coffin School and Harriet Beecher Stowe School to interact in an inclusive, child-directed environment. The focus is on learning through the developmental areas of cognitive, social, emotional and physical development, utilizing “play” as the focal point for all learning. Children are monitored and assisted in the acquisition of new skills at their own pace, and develop life skills as they build upon gained knowledge. The staff encourages independence and supports problem-solving skills in a safe, caring environment.

The day is designed with individual and group activities, combined with free and structured playtime. Staff observe and interact with the children for whom they are responsible, always working to maintain an environment that is stimulating and that meets the needs of each child at his/her own level of readiness.

Program staff help to introduce diversity through cultural, physical and economic differences. The goal is to create an environment that is nurturing, encourages respect, promotes self-esteem and fosters trust.

The Family Focus Program is housed at the Administration Building at 46 Federal Street.

The YMCA Program is offered at Coffin School, serving both Coffin and the Harriet Beecher Stowe School (children will be bussed from the Stowe School at the end of the school day and should be picked up at Coffin).

For information about Family Focus:
(program at 46 Federal)

For information about the YMCA:
(program at Coffin School, also serving Harriet Beecher Stowe School)
Phone: Beth Waters: 443-4112, ext. 37

ABOUT THE RIVERVIEW FOUNDATION: Established in 1989, the Riverview Foundation is a non-profit organization with the mission of improving the quality of life for Maine youth ages 5-17, providing access to classes offering essential skills to guide them in a positive, successful direction. The overall goal of Riverview’s Youth Programs are to promote healthy and responsible participation in school, home and society through active skill-building and a comprehensive support system. Riverview’s specific program objectives are:

  • improving academic performance
  • preventing substance abuse and delinquency
  • enhancing physical health and wellness
  • building social skills and community engagement

Riverview offers enriching and educational programs to Maine youth during after-school, summer, weekend and in-school hours throughout midcoast and southern Maine through school-based programs and from a 162-acre indoor/outdoor facility in Topsham, a center in south Portland, and a satellite facility in the northern Maine woods. Riverview’s programs have achieved proven results in creating academic, behavioral and social skill improvements among participating youth through a number of program evaluations in recent years. Riverview collaborates with numerous school departments, state agencies and local and statewide initiatives to address the needs of Maine youth, including Maine Communities for Children and Youth, Mid Coast Hospital/Healthy Maine Partnership, Maine Afterschool Network and the Maine Departments of Education, Corrections, and Health and Human Services for high-quality afterschool programs, delinquency prevention programs, and substance abuse programs. Currently, Riverview serves 650 families annually in six different programs with Sagadahoc, York and Cumberland counties in partnership with the school departments of Brunswick, MSAD75, MSAD6, Freeport, RSU1 and Biddeford.

Riverview’s website:


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